In these times it seems that all brands are pointing to the downsizing and to the mechanical turbo. Lamborghini had resisted with the powerful V10 and V12 air that feeds the Huracan and Aventador, respectively. But according to Maurizio Reggiani, Head of Research and Development of Lamborghini, this stage comes to its end and the brand of Sant’agata plans to use turbocharged engines.
in Addition, they will begin to do so with a very special, the Lamborghini Urus. It started as a prototype and then decided to take it to production, becoming the first SUV sports car of the mark and the first to use turbo engine in the history of Lamborghini. It is expected that the Urus adopt the V8 biturbo 4.0-liter in its arrival to the market, scheduled for 2018.
Reggiani dropped the SUV also would have off-road skills, so the V8 4.0 biturbo was “the best option”. In this engine, looking for its lightness, the power at low revs and a behavior “elastic” that is suited to all conditions. It also stressed that it would be the most powerful of its category, and is expected to exceed the power of other models that carry this engine within the Volkswagen Group.
recently Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Lamborghini, said that the exterior design was almost finished and that it was “more evolved” that of the prototype. We will have to wait to see your final appearance, but what we do know is that you will use the modular platform MLB of the Volkswagen Group, already used in the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Volkswagen Touareg and Bentley’s Bentayga.
The Lamborghini Urus is a bet on the future for the brand. Even the Italian Government has invested 80 and 90 million euros for production to take place in the country, specifically in the factory of the brand in Sant’agata Bolognese. The first approach indicate that it sold around 3,000 units a year.
Source – Coach