World's fastest SUV from Lamborghini looks exactly like you think it would

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Those are all very likely destinations for the Urus when it begins rolling off the line early next year at a new state-of-the-art production facility in Lamborghini's Sant'Agata Bolognese home that features the highest level of automation the automaker has ever used.

With its 650-horsepower, twin-turbo V8 engine, the Urus is something that has never been seen before on a road, according to the firm's design director, Mitja Borkert. That 0-100 figure at least, is trumped by the Tesla Model X's best of 3.1. A top speed of 190 miles per hour, carbon fiber body and turbocharged engine, the Urus is built for speed and utility. The Urus will be the first SUV from the Sant'agata Bolognese based sports vehicle manufacturer after the LM002. The transmission is an eight-speed automatic unit, and the auto is equipped as standard with an all-wheel-drive system that features torque vectoring technology to boost handling.

The system provides counter-phase steering at low speeds for added maneuverability and in-phase steering (i.e. same direction as front wheels) at high speeds. The Urus sits on wheels ranging from 21 to 23 inches in diameter, fitted with Pirelli P-Zero tyres that were specially developed for the model. The Urus uses a 48-volt active anti-roll system in concert with adaptive air suspension and rear-axle steering. The Italian marquee had previously shared teaser videos revealing various drive modes including Sabbia, Neve and Terra.

The vehicle is touted as the fastest SUV in the world, with four seats inside as the company hopes to replicate the success of the Bentley Bentayga.

2018 Lamborghini Urus
2018 Lamborghini Urus

Measuring in at 5112mm long, 2016mm wide and 1638mm tall with a 3003mm wheelbase, the Urus offers 616 litres of luggage capacity when the second row (three or two seats) is upright but can be expanded to 1596L with it is stowed.

Safety and driver assist technologies will extend to high beam assist, front and rear parking sensors, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, cruise control, and up to eight airbags.

Lamborghini finally unveiled Monday at its Sant'Agata factory in Italy the hotly anticipated Urus, a super SUV that will start at about $200,000 and is nearly as fast as its Huracán Performante sports auto.

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