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Sunday, July 18, 2021

A Closer Look At The 2021 Lamborghini Urus Super SUV

The Urus has been a runaway success for the Lamborghini brand ever since the first units rolled off the production line in February 2018. In a short span of time, it has become their best-selling model—accounting for more than half of their global sales.

The wedgy styling is no doubt a nod to Lamborghini’s super sportscars, while the space, practicality, and drive anywhere confidence of the SUV body style brought in first-time buyers into the fold. Since the first units arrived in the Philippines in 2019, Lamborghini Manila has sold almost 20 of these super SUVs. Now, the latest version has arrived.

Understanding the discerning tastes of Filipino buyers, Lamborghini Manila has increased the specifications and features of the Urus making it a more striking, more well-rounded SUV than ever before.

The Philippine-spec Urus, for example, now swaps the body-colored lower trim for a high-gloss black one. This gives it much more visual drama, perfect for customers who’ll select any one of the 16 basic colors (the most popular color here apparently is still good old black or Nero Noctis followed by white or Bianco Icarus). From there, Lamborghini Manila specified standard Taigete 23-inch wheels finished in Shiny Black.

Inside, the 2021 Urus increases its practicality by ditching its rear individual seating for a more traditional three-seater bench. As standard, it has full-grain Elegante Leather with a black (Nero Ade) base and red (Rosso Rea) contrast. Anodized aluminum inserts serve as the “border” between the two colors. A 21-speaker Bang & Olufsen speaker system provides the most thrilling on-board listening experience for everyone aboard.

Performance-wise, the damping system now incorporates new damper valves, continually adjusting to different driving conditions—harder when cornering and softer in a straight line.

Also standard for the Urus this year is its ANIMA drive mode selector with six modes (three more than before). Each one of these modes fully customizes the Urus’s suspension set-up. The six modes are: Strada, Sport, Corsa, Neve (snow), Terra (off-road), and Sabbia (sand) settings.

In Strada mode, the vehicle’s height adapts according to speed, enhancing comfort. Sport mode lowers the Urus to make it extremely stable and precise at all speeds. Corsa mode transforms the vehicle to be even more precise and performance-oriented, and keeps body roll to the absolute minimum.

Meanwhile, the three off-the-beaten-track modes—Neve, Terra, Sabbia—give the Urus a higher ground clearance to let it safely tackle obstacles.

Powering the Urus remains a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 producing 650 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 850 Nm of torque between 2,250 rpm and 4,500 rpm. Zero to 100 km/h is done in 3.6 seconds, and on to 200 km/h in 12.8 seconds. Top speed is 305 km/h.

The 8-speed automatic features very short low gear ratios and longer high gear ratios, a slip-controlled converter lock-up clutch, and a specially developed torque converter. The combination results in rapid responses and brisk acceleration. It also lets the Urus achieve high speeds at low engine revs, lessening fuel consumption and emissions.

Matching the Urus’s engine and gearbox is a four-wheel drive system and a Torsen central self-locking differential that provide maximum control and agility in all driving conditions, particularly off-road. With this differential, as much as 70 percent of torque can be sent to the front axle, and as much as 87 percent to the rear axle. This ensures traction to the axle which has better grip. An active torque vectoring system can also distribute power to each individual wheel.

For those who want to personalize their Urus even further, Lamborghini Manila is offering the Ad Personam program as well.

The 2021 Lamborghini Urus is now available for order at Lamborghini Manila with the next batch of units expected to arrive in September (there could be as much as a ten-month wait list). To schedule a private viewing or to learn more, contact them through +63 917 555 3771.

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