The Beijing Motor Show came up with several goodies last month. One of them was the Urus concept that Lamborghini unveiled for its SUV. There weren’t too many details related to the powertrain options for Urus at that moment, though. Lamborghini Development Chief, Maurizio Reggiani has given some hints regarding the specfications of Urus if this is to enter production.
It is not surprising that Urus will be based on the platform that is used for Audi Q7, Bentley EXP 9 F, Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg. Though Lamborghini has opted for carbon fiber, Urus will get a new PL73 architecture that is made principally of steel. The Italian automaker targets 4,400 lbs for the Urus in order for the weight to be kept down.
When it comes to power, Reggiani says that the decision is yet to be made. The latest SUV Lamborghini has come up with, LM002 “Rambo Lambo”, sports the V12 engine, the one that powers the Countach. If the same pattern is to be used, Urus is very likely to get the V10 from the Gallardo or the V12 from the Aventador.
However, Reggiani has suggested that the new twin-turbo V8 that powers Bentley Continental and Audi RS would be a more likely option. That’s because this one would keep the weight down providing more low-end torque than V10 or V12. As soon as we get more information about the Urus specfications, we’ll let you know about that. So, stay tuned!