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2018 Lamborghini Urus power revealed

By Chris Thompson, 16 May 2017 News

2018 Lamborghini Urus rear

Upcoming Italian twin-turbo V8 SUV will also be available as hybrid soon after release

Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali has confirmed that the upcoming Urus will feature a twin-turbo V8 which will produce 485kW.

According to Automotive News Europe, Domenicali also says Lamborgini will make a hybrid version  of the performance SUV a year after the Urus is released.

Set to be more powerful than the current 4.0-litre V8 Volkswagen Group currently uses in its Audi products, the Urus’ engine will be more powerful than that of the Bentley Bentayga, BMW X6 M or the Porsche Cayenne.

2018 Lamborghini Urus rear
Domenicali, who joined Lamborghini after leaving the position of Ferrari F1 team boss, says plans are to build 1000 examples of the new SUV next year and 3500 annually from 2019. He added that production numbers could grow if demand starts to outstrip supply too heavily.

This means Lamborghini would essentially be doubling its current vehicle production, with half being the Urus, as the manufacturer built around 3500 cars last year.

The SUV will be unveiled by the end of this year at the company's factory in Italy, joining the Aventador and Huracan.

2018 Lamborghini Urus revealed in Beijing
Lamborghini will also add a paint shop to aid production of the Urus, which contradicts its previous method of relying on external suppliers

Set to be priced in Europe at just below 200,000 Euro (~AUD $300,000), the Urus will go on sale in 2018 Q2, with US sales commencing in Q3.

Lamborghini customers currently wait around half-a-year to receive a Huracan, or about a year for a V12 Aventador, though waiting lists for the Urus will likely be shorter due to inflated production.