Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali has allegedly confirmed the 4.0-liter biturbo V8 to be fitted to the company’s hugely hyped Urus SUV is going to bring 650 horsepower (485 kilowatts) to the segment’s table.
More so, according to the latest report, the high-performance crossover will also gain a plug-in hybrid version sometime during the second quarter of 2019, which is around a year from the expected introduction of the regular version at home in Europe. Lamborghini of course has major expectations of success for its second-only entry into the hugely popular SUV/crossover segment. Apparently, the firm wants to produce one thousand Urus examples this year, with volume surging to 3,500 next year – and if that happens it would mean it occupies half of the Italian supercar maker’s annual build roster.
Lamborghini kicked off pre-production of the Urus at its Sant’Agata Bolognese plant already, though sales in the United States aren’t expected until the third quarter of 2018. By the way, the 650 horsepower Urus won’t be the most powerful SUV out there – the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has 707 horsepower (527 kilowatts) thanks to its 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8.
Via Automotive News