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710hp for the Lamborghini Urus by ABT

German tuning firm, ABT, has announced an upgrade package for the Lamborghini Urus. ABT is a Volkswagen Group tuning specialist. The powerplant found in the front of the Urus is a Volkswagen Group V8. It seems natural, therefore, that ABT should work their magic on the performance of the super-SUV!

The Lamborghini Urus has been in production for just over a year already. It uses the 4.0 litre FSI twin-turbocharged V8, first developed by Porsche and which also sits within the Bentley Bentayga V8 and will likely power upcoming versions of the Audi Q8.

ABT has opted for a simple chip tune which boosts power output by 60 hp up to 710 hp with a total of 910 Nm of torque. The additional power boosts the 60 mph sprint time by 0.2 seconds with a 3.4 second time, as compared to the standard model’s 3.6 second rating.

One of the biggest considerations when tuning such an expensive car is the warranty. ABT will offer a full warranty with each tuning package with the tuning itself, tailored specifically to each vehicle.

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Why Exotic Super SUV’s Are The Way Of The Future

Less than a decade ago, the distinction between SUV’s and other vehicle types was clear. The introduction of SUV cross-overs brought about a new breed of SUV. An off-shoot of these cross-over SUVs came to being once sports car manufacturers entered the SUV market, creating the “Super SUV.”

The idea was to provide everything in one vehicle – a powerful engine, elegant design, luxury interior, and unparalleled performance with a 4×4 option. Lamborghini came up with the term Super SUV in 2017, when they released the concept of the Lamborghini Urus.

Following in their footsteps, other major sports car manufacturers also joined in.

The S-SUV Future

Range Rover Super SUV
[Image via Autocar]

Sports cars have traditionally featured two-seats, with some exceptions offering four passenger options as well. However, that’s not enough for some people. Super SUV’s are 5-7 seater vehicles, boasting powerful engines that make light work of the added weight.

Super SUVs deliver a faster, more comfortable off-road experience. Imagine sitting in the luxury of a Bentley while crossing the Himalayan plains, or cruising through the desert with a Ferrari roaring under you. As these super crossovers make their way into the mainstream, maintaining these vehicles also doesn’t demand much effort.

For instance, in Arizona, you can explore the Apache Trail in your S-SUV, or cruise the historic Route 66.

There’s no worry if you damage your windshield because SunTec’s Scottsdale windshield replacement crew will have you sorted in no time! SunTec Auto Glass specializes in repairing and replacing windshields and auto glass on exotics, supercars, and of course Super-SUV’s.

The future is all about convenience and this is precisely why Super SUVs are set to take over the automobile industry. An all-in-one option is an automotive enthusiast’s dream come true — spacious cabins, higher seats, and more driving options.

Eventually, it is estimated that future S-SUV’s will be more affordable, providing a luxurious and powerful alternative to sports cars and SUV’s alike.

The Lamborghini Urus

Lamborghini Urus Super SUV
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Lamborghini’s first attempt at an SUV caused ripples across the automobile industry. A combination of Lamborghini’s classic style coupled with outstanding performance, the Urus starts out at $200,000.

Its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 delivers a whopping 641 horsepower on an all-wheel configuration alongside an eight-speed automatic transmission. This powerful engine boasts a 0-60mph time of 3.2 seconds!

The interior has a classic Lamborghini jetfighter-style design that has all the hallmarks of a luxury SUV and sports car. From leather seats to adjustable gauges, go from luxury to raw power in seconds, literally.

The Bentley Bentayga

Bentley Bentayga Super SUV
[Image via Bentley]

Bentley was looking to rock the SUV world and their introduction of the Bentley Bentayga blew everyone away with a top speed of 187 mph! With a price tag of $197,725, the Bentayga is a supercar in an SUV’s body – the very definition of a Super SUV.

A twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine under the hood delivers a robust 600 horsepower. Along with the eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, the Bentayga goes 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds.

The entirely leather interior comfortably seats 5 people. The full-option Bentayga also offers 22-inch alloy rims as well as an absolutely ridiculous 1,950-watt, 20 speaker audio system and back-seat entertainment tablets.

The Maserati Levante

Maserati Levante Super SUV
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Following the trend of Super SUV’s, Maserati came up with the relatively cheaper Levante starting at $77,475. Positioned as the reinvention of Italian luxury, the Levante is available in four varieties with individual engine capacities and features.

The base version has a twin-turbocharged V-6 capable of 345 horsepower. Maserati’s Trofeo version put out an unimaginable 550 horsepower but also costs an eye-watering $171,475. The all-wheel base version goes 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds, rivaling mid-tier sports cars.

With a specific focus on the leather-intensive interior, Maserati has also splashed out on a fully automatic, state-of-the-art, all-inclusive infotainment system. While the Levante cuts corners on trunk space, it offers a world-class luxury experience.

Lamborghini Urus ST-X Concept: SUV Racecar Revealed

Lamborghini have announced a concept version of the Urus today. The Lamborghini Urus ST-X Concept is a race car primarily. The ST-X is accompanied by an announcement that Lamborghini are looking to commence a one-make race involving the Urus to begin in 2020.

The Lamborghini Urus ST-X Concept was unveiled at the Lamborghini Squadra Corse World Finals 2018. A racing version of the company’s new SUV, Lamborghini conceive a single-brand championship with an on-track and off-road element, taking place at FIA circuits in Europe an the Middle East.

Lamborghini set out a vision of an “arrive and drive” event formula where customer cars are prepared and technical support provided to allow owners to simply turn up at the track and race over the weekend.

The Lamborghini Urus ST-X Concept does away with the complicated and fussy styling of the front grille, exposing the radiators in the process. Lamborghini have also fitted new side sills, front bonnet and rear diffuser. The paintwork is a matt finish Verde Martin with elements of exposed visible carbon fibre.

The V8, which sits under the new carbon fibre hood, gets the same output as the road version, 650 hp with 850 Nm of torque. With a planned 25 % weight reduction it should feel considerably quicker.

Lamborghini also plan to fit a new set of racing exhausts, 21 inch centre locking aluminium wheels as well as the usual motorsport safety elements, including steel roll cage, fire suppression system, and FT3 fuel tank.

Lamborghini will now work on the Concept to bring it to reality. They have set a target in the sense that they plan to put the Urus ST-X out for its track debut during the 2019 Lamborghini World Finals.

TopCar Lamborghini Urus Revealed with Military Green Paint and Camo Carbon!

The first tuned Lamborghini Urus has arrived! Russian tuner TopCar revealed their design for the Lamborghini Urus some time ago. The vision is now reality! Finished in a semi-matte Military Green colour, the Lamborghini Urus looks more extreme than what Lamborghini delivers through its showrooms.

TopCar have obviously been working flat out to put together their first tuning package for a Lamborghini. The package includes a new bonnet (or hood depending on which part of the world you come from), front and rear fender extensions, door moldings, rear top spoiler and diffuser. What’s more, TopCar plan to show another Urus soon which will add modifications to the bottom part of the front bumper, a larger rear diffuser, side skirts and a new front and rear bumperset.

12 pieces are currently on offer. Prices have also been announced and range from €9,160 for the carbon fibre front bumper to €1,400 for the door mouldings. All components are produced in carbon fibre and can be installed individually. If you like one element, but not the rest, TopCar can cater for you.

If you baulked at the price of the carbon fibre bonnet, you might want to look a little closer.

While the overall package is impressive, it is the attention to detail that makes the TopCar Lamborghini Urus so impressive to us. In the photos below you will notice that the carbon fibre work on the underside of the bonnet has been constructed in such a way as to create a camouflage effect. The effect is created by a special carbon Kevlar weave.

VIDEO: Lamborghini Urus 2018 Review

Shock, horror: Lamborghini has made an SUV. The new Lamborghini Urus is the company’s first off-roader since the LM002, but this time it’s totally different. The twin-turbocharged V8 Urus is based on other VW-group SUVs, like the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and perhaps it’s closest luxury rival, the Bentley Bentayga. Lamborghini wants it to be the best handling car in its class, and among the best 4x4s off toad too. We try it on track, on the road, and off road too, to see if Lamborghini’s claims stack up.

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Lamborghini’s next limited-edition experimental supercar coming soon

Lamborghini plans to release a very limited-edition supercar, which is at the time of writing still unnamed. As the company’s R&D director Maurizio Reggiani said to CarAdvice in an interview, “Soon we will present to our most important customers a new version of what we call a one-off.”

By “one-off,” Reggiani says the company means a short run of experimental cars created to showcase a new design direction and to introduce new technology, like the Lamborghini Centenario did. Call the resulting supercar a sellable concept car, if you will. In the Centenario, Lamborghini brought out rear-wheel steering. The new car would show the design direction of the Aventador’s eventual replacement.

What’s more, Reggiani expects the upcoming car to be sold out by the time it is announced, just as the Reventon and its roadster version, the Veneno and the Sesto Elemento did. ” We will announce it with our loyal customers that wait for this, we don’t need to do more, we arrive at the motor show and the production is already sold out.” CarAdvice deduces that the new car will be announced at the Geneva Motor Show next March, where Lamborghini will also show the new Urus – which will break cover in December. It will be a plug-in hybrid with a twin-turbo V8 engine.

When Reggiani discussed the Urus with Autocar in December, he said that Lamborghini will keep turbocharging out of its supercars; the Urus needs the grunt that turbos provide, but the supercars will need the responsiveness of a naturally aspirated engine. Whether the “one-off” series car will still be naturally aspirated remains to be seen.

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