Lamborghini Urus spied at the Nurburgring


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 17 May 2017

    Hope this gets the Aventador V12 at some point.

  • number1nesta 17 May 2017

    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 17 May 2017

    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 17 May 2017

    i am looking forward to the ring record video

    comprised of 47 different runs edited together and speed up biggrin


  • Robert-nszl1 17 May 2017

    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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