When Lamborghini previewed its first ever SUV at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show they said that the production model should be the unique, aggressive, and the fastest ever high-riding vehicle. They also promised that it will look pretty much the same as the concept. Now, we don’t want to be too skeptical, but what the hell is this? The camouflaged 2018 Lamborghini Urus has been spied in Germany at the Munich airport, and it doesn’t look like the concept at all.
The testing model has nothing in common with the Urus we expected, but there is a quite logical explanation. As you may know, Lamborghini is owned by Volkswagen Group, so this is why they are testing the future SUV in Germany. As for the unusual design, well, Audi is one more member of Volkswagen family, so they made the Lambo-Audi “mutant”. The 2018 Lamborghini SUV is actually using a modified body of the Audi Q7. Moreover, aside from several specific details in the front, the rest of the car is totally Audi’s. The front end features Lambo’s distinctive tape across the grille. There are also concept’s unique headlights, so we are sure it’s the Lamborghini’s SUV.
The rear reason why the carmaker uses Q7’s body is hidden under the skin. These two, as well as the next Porsche Cayenne, will share the same underpinning. It’s so called MLB platform that also supports the Bentley Bentayga. Now, the 2018 Lamborghini Urus will ride on the same, yet a bit modified architecture, so it will handle like any other Lamborghini.
Under the hood, the automaker promised two amazing options. The first is quite familiar bitturbo 4.0-liter engine that currently uses Porsche’s Panamera. However, in place of thus far 542 and 568 lb-ft of torque, the 2018 Urus will get around 600 ponies and 600 lb-ft. According to Lamborghini, this will be the fastest ever SUV, but we can’t skip mentioning the upcoming 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhaw. This SUV will get an amazing 707 horsepower strong Hellcat supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine.
So, what do think? Which one will win the “fastest SUV” title?