And we all thought something so big, bulky and heavy couldn’t do it. Apparently not. Especially when you consider that it has a 4.0L Twin Turbo V-8 that produces 592 horsepower.
This is a bit surprising, though, because I’ve seen lighter sports cars with bigger engines with more power and yet they can’t achieve a sub-three-second acceleration sprint time from a standing start to sixty miles an hour.
Just how fast is the Urus from naught to sixty? Well, it’s 2.93 seconds. It’s not much, I know. I mean, it’s only 0.07 seconds faster than three seconds but it’s faster than three seconds nonetheless and that means it’s fast. Very fast.
However, I must be honest. My agents tell me that the horsepower is 592 but then again, some of my other agents say it’s at 650. Some of them nearly got into a firefight with their sidearms arguing who was correct.
But since this is not a Lamborghini V-8 (the engine was sourced from Bentley or Porsche or somewhere else), I assume that it’s developing 650 horsepower. Also, it’s important to remember that the Raging Bull never made a V-8.
However, I do certainly hope that they’ll install their V-10 or V-12 engines on the Urus and bring it up to par with sports cars. And I know that the V-10 is from Audi but you know what I mean.
Something funny as well: Lamborghini said that the Urus does naught to sixty in 3.6 seconds but is 0.67 seconds faster than Lamborghini’s estimate. They were being a bit too conservative if you ask me and I think that’s good. A little humility would be in order.
Also, it’s got a top speed of 190 miles an hour but since the Raging Bull was conservative in it’s sprint times, I’m also assuming that the top speed is over 200 mph. Not bad for an SUV that costs only $200,000.
A slower Aston Martin Vanquish would cost more and seat less.