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RE: Lamborghini Urus spied at the Nurburgring

RE: Lamborghini Urus spied at the Nurburgring

Wednesday 17th May

Lamborghini Urus spied at the Nurburgring

One of the prototypes is out testing, and the drivers aren't holding back!



With cars as capable and composed as they are nowadays, it's seldom that a set of Nurburgring spy shots - even of a car going very, very quickly - look especially dramatic. Not so with the Lamborghini Urus!

If in doubt and all that...
If in doubt and all that...
This is our best look yet at the upcoming SUV, and there's certainly no doubting the commitment of the test drivers. Could Lamborghini be planning another wild Nurburgring lap, following in the tyre tracks of the Aventador SV and the Huracan Performante? With this kind of approach you wouldn't bet against it - look at it lean!

What else can we tell from these new pics? Certainly it would seem the concept's aggressiveness will make it through to production, with a very narrow glasshouse, a big and bluff front end (but with some familiar Lamborghini cues) and a rear that features four very prominent exhausts. Look closely and those slender rear lights have made it as well, with the resulting aesthetic not dissimilar to a GLE Coupe, albeit with even less rear glass to see out of. Who cares about what's behind anyway? They're behind you, that's what matters. Unsurprisingly perhaps there are elements of the Audi Q8 to the Lamborghini's design too, the two cars expected to share a fair amount.

Just imagine this in orange. On bigger wheels
Just imagine this in orange. On bigger wheels
The Urus concept was never pitched as an all-terrain 4x4, of course, though if further evidence was required then take a look at the really rather low ride height and massive wheels here. Still, if it helps that 'ring time...

Given this is the first time that the Urus has been seen on the Nordschleife, and how disguised it remains, the full reveal is probably still a little way off. Not seeing the final styling for a while may well sound like good news to some; for those eager to buy the Urus however, a debut and launch is still expected at some point next year.

 

 

[Photos: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien]

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JohnGoodridge

Original Poster:

452 posts

114 months

Wednesday 17th May
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Hope this gets the Aventador V12 at some point.

number1nesta

55 posts

75 months

Wednesday 17th May
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What has the world come to? Once upon a time, the Countach graced the wall of many a black ash furnished bedroom as the ultimate dream machine - exotica that was likely never to be seen on the road...
And now this Audi Q7/ VW Toureg with angular bumpers. Tragic.

The Moose

15,259 posts

128 months

Wednesday 17th May
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number1nesta said:
What has the world come to? Once upon a time, the Countach graced the wall of many a black ash furnished bedroom as the ultimate dream machine - exotica that was likely never to be seen on the road...
And now this Audi Q7/ VW Toureg with angular bumpers. Tragic.
All I will say is:



Awesome truck - check the video review too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXKZAVEee74

Dave Hedgehog

9,567 posts

123 months

Wednesday 17th May
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i am looking forward to the ring record video

comprised of 47 different runs edited together and speed up biggrin


Robert-nszl1

142 posts

7 months

Wednesday 17th May
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The Moose said:
All I will say is:



Awesome truck - check the video review too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXKZAVEee74
The LM002 was in itself very rare, and certainly in its day very different to anything else you could buy. The Urus is sadly just another bit of VW platform engineering. I have no doubt the LM002 will feature heavily in the marketing material in order to give it 'heritage', but the reality will just be yet another oversized/ overpriced piece of cynicism that will be flaunted around Knightsbridge and Mayfair by Kuwaiti playboys

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samoht

497 posts

65 months

Wednesday 17th May
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JohnGoodridge said:
Hope this gets the Aventador V12 at some point.
It seems unlikely, as it's presumably based on the Q8 platform with the engine ahead of the front wheels, so probably wouldn't have the length for it.

F40LM

34 posts

45 months

Wednesday 17th May
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As upsetting as this may appear let us not forget Porsche and the Cayenne, unfortunately this is how these iconic brands can survive and this is what what pays for the sports car division

JimSuperSix

1,470 posts

162 months

Wednesday 17th May
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Is that really what they are going to call it? This is Lamborghini, and that's the best they could come up with? I can just imagine in the golf club carpak ... "take a look at my Urus..." .

Robert-nszl1

142 posts

7 months

Wednesday 17th May
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F40LM said:
As upsetting as this may appear let us not forget Porsche and the Cayenne, unfortunately this is how these iconic brands can survive and this is what what pays for the sports car division
Porsche did it when they were effectively independent, and they had to think of a way to stay afloat. Lamborghini has a very wealthy parent, it's not in the same position. VW clearly thinks all brands can be extended into all segments. Have we got a Skoda SUV? Oh well we'd better make one. Have we got a Bentley SUV? Oh well we'd better make one. Have we got a Lamborghini SUV? Hey we'd better send Fritz down to Sant'agata with the Q7 platform (or whatever it is) and show them how to do it. Look out for the Bugatti Bor(e)on SUV due on sale in 2020...

PhantomPH

2,165 posts

144 months

Wednesday 17th May
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I wonder where this will be pitched in terms of price. Is it a Cayenne rival, or a sportier option for those with Bentayga money.

I think it's going to be epic. Glad it exists.

sidesauce

553 posts

137 months

Thursday 18th May
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Robert-nszl1 said:
VW clearly thinks all brands can be extended into all segments.
Given VW are one of the top two car manufacturers in the world (not sure if Toyota has re-taken the crown?) I'd say what they think is clearly extremely successful, 'Dieselgate' or not. The market overall clearly wants SUVs and that's why everyone, not just VW, is rushing to supply the growing demand. Even BMW is getting in on the action with the Cullinan.

I for one look forward to seeing what they all come up with next!

sidesauce

553 posts

137 months

Thursday 18th May
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number1nesta said:
many a black ash furnished bedroom
You had that?
number1nesta said:
Tragic.
Definitely.

Adz The Rat

8,752 posts

128 months

Thursday 18th May
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Robert-nszl1 said:
Porsche did it when they were effectively independent, and they had to think of a way to stay afloat. Lamborghini has a very wealthy parent, it's not in the same position. VW clearly thinks all brands can be extended into all segments. Have we got a Skoda SUV? Oh well we'd better make one. Have we got a Bentley SUV? Oh well we'd better make one. Have we got a Lamborghini SUV? Hey we'd better send Fritz down to Sant'agata with the Q7 platform (or whatever it is) and show them how to do it. Look out for the Bugatti Bor(e)on SUV due on sale in 2020...
Don't like it? Don't buy one then. Im sure they won't care.

I for one am very glad they are building it, Ive been looking forward to it since the original concepts. It will be amazing.

C7 JFW

819 posts

138 months

Thursday 18th May
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Not all that interested in the car, however.

Vehicles like this mean brands like these can make serious motors and if it means we get a Lamborghini Ureless diesel, then so be it.

Bring on the special editions.

number1nesta

55 posts

75 months

Thursday 18th May
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sidesauce said:
number1nesta said:
many a black ash furnished bedroom
You had that?
number1nesta said:
Tragic.
Definitely.
Being a child growing up in the 80's I most certainly had some black ash furniture to place my Burago model cars upon...

big_rob_sydney

1,847 posts

113 months

Thursday 18th May
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FFS. What's next? A 2CV running round the ring? At least that didn't weigh the equivalent of the QE2 or a beached whale...

PhantomPH

2,165 posts

144 months

Thursday 18th May
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big_rob_sydney said:
FFS. What's next? A 2CV running round the ring? At least that didn't weigh the equivalent of the QE2 or a beached whale...
I must have missed where the weights were published.

Mind you, I'm the PH exception to the rule these days - I couldn't give a flying fornicate about the weight of any car! At no point have I ever looked at any of my cars and thought, "I wonder what it weighs"...I just drive the things.

That being said, I do agree with the strange compulsion to put everything around The Ring - some things don't really belong there as that's not necessarily the target use of the car. I guess if VAG have paid for the track, they may as well use it. :shrug:

J4CKO

21,259 posts

119 months

Thursday 18th May
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Urus sounds like some latin medical terminology for a Urinary Tract Infection.

tankplanker

1,684 posts

198 months

Thursday 18th May
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While I think it is a good idea that Lamborghini make a SUV as it is easy money that can (hopefully) be spent making more mad sports cars I do not like that this looks like the god awful squashed X6/GLE. Hopefully I am wrong on that.

LeighW

1,155 posts

107 months

Thursday 18th May
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As a child of the eighties, the thought of Lamborghini making an SUV just makes me sad.