Lamborghini Urus debuts on December 4

Lamborghini Urus front

The first super-SUV from the most flamboyant supercar maker has had its full reveal date announced – December 4, 2017. The Lamborghini Urus will be unveiled in full production trim shortly after the closing dates of the 2017 LA Motor Show.

Here’s what we know so far. The Lamborghini Urus runs off the same platform as the Bentley Bentayga and the Audi Q7, meaning it’s a full-size SUV that has a massive wheelbase.

It will be a strict five-seat SUV with no prospects of a seven-seat version. And it doesn’t look like Lambo will produce another SUV after this one, either.

The Urus will come with an adaptive suspension setup which is height adjustable, so there’s some off-road potential, but as to how far it will go off-road, we’ll have to wait until we get a drive.

It’s doubtful that it will run a low-range transfer case, but will instead rely on the brilliant ZF eight-speed automatic to assist any lower range gearing (first and second are very short).

Lamborghini Urus rear

Under the bonnet we already know that it will run a derivative of the same V8 found in the Audi RS6, being a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 petrol engine. Power? Well, that’s 650hp, thanks very much, which is certainly more than the Audi runs with.

As a result of the immense grunt, and the extensive use of carbon-fiber bodywork (which will reduce weight significantly) its 0-100kmh time should sit in the 3.5-3.7 second bracket, which will make it one of the fastest SUVs on the planet – well, petrol-powered units, anyway.

As to how it will look, well, all we know is the concept car is the best guide we have, but it shouldn’t stray too far, given its popularity. However, Lamborghini is said to have altered the front end to make it more compliant with safety standards.

And as for how it goes dynamically, well, we have the video below. Enjoy the sound.

Look for more details in a few weeks time.

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