How To Drive A Lamborghini Urus
The Lamborghini Urus enjoys a reputation as the world’s fastest SUV. The Urus is what happens when the producer of the world’s wildest supercars designs a big, five-door family vehicle with off-road ability and high ground clearance.
It has been an eight-year wait since this SUV was announced but now it is here, and you can get one of our Lamborghini Urus lease specials.
As far as driving this monster goes, let’s start with the 4.0 liter twin turbo V8 that puts out 640 HP and 627 lb feet of torque at just 2250 RMPs. While its redline is only 6800, it makes up for that with body-crushing torque. You have torque that slams you back in your seat anytime you wish, sir or madam.
On the track, reviewers note that it’s difficult to believe that this two-ton SUV can rip out of corners fast and flat, but it does. Some reviewers say they think it would be that far behind the Lamborghini Huracan if you timed it.
The reason this SUV is so drivable on the track is a lot of cutting edge technology. The four-wheel steering, for example, turns the rear wheels by three degrees. This means at a low speed, they are turning opposite of the front tires. This makes it easier to handle in hairpins and in difficult parking spots.
At higher speed, the four-wheel steering means it is rock solid and stable in the corners.
There also is active roll stability control which makes the outside suspension firmer in hard, fast corners so you stay flat. This cool piece of tech also can decouple all the wheels when you fly down a dirt road. This almost negates your higher center of gravity in an SUV.
If you floor this beast out of a tight corner, the car squats low and drives out flat. You do not need to touch the brakes to avoid understeer at all.
Some credit needs to go to the Pirelli P Zero tires, but you also can opt for the sticky Corsas on the track.
The only fly in the ointment here is the gearbox. It is a seven-speed automatic that performs well, but some reviewers think it can be a tad slow on downshifts.
Overall, if you want a high-performance SUV that is a blast to drive but also can do all the things most SUVs are used for, you cannot beat the Urus.