The Lamborghini rumourmill is certainly heating up this week with talk of future models taking centre stage.
This morning we learned of a possible limited-run Lambo to honour the 100th anniversary of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s birth. Now we understand that the Lamborghini Urus, the company’s first ever SUV will be arriving with an all-new exclusive engine and not one from the current range.
The Lamborghini Urus has a pretty exciting portfolio of engines to choose from at Lamborghini. It could either house a possibly detuned form of the Huracan’s V10 or the Aventador’s V12 engines when it is scheduled to arrive in just under three years time.
However it is understood that the powerplant for the Lamborghini Urus has been confirmed by company boss Stephan Winkelmann and research chief Maurizio Reggiani.
There will be no V10 or V12 powering the SUV but instead there will be a Lamborghini-exclusive twin-turbo 4L V8.
The choice of a smaller but turbocharged engine is one many manufacturers have made in recent years including the likes of Mercedes-Benz and even Ferrari.
Not only will this smaller engine provide the Lamborghini Urus with lower carbon dioxide emissions but it will also provide much more torque than a naturally aspirated engine could provide which will made the Urus capable on road and off road which are the areas Lamborghini want the car to excel in.
Lamborghini CEO Winkelmann stated:
“This engine is not used by anybody else, only for Lamborghini. To be the most powerful in the class it must have something that is dedicated to our brand.”
Winkelmann also re-confirmed to Autocar that both a plug-in hybrid version and high-performance Superveloce version are under consideration. We are open to a high-performance version but lets hope the SV badge doesn’t get diluted down on to an SUV and that Lamborghini do find another name for it.
Lamborghini will be building the Urus in a new factory near its headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese with 3,000 to be delivered annually.