According to an official statement from Lamborghini, the expansion of the automaker’s production site is proceeding apace. The moment the new area is operational, the production facility will double in size (from 80,000 m2 to 160,000 m2). Other than an all-new paint shop, the newly developed area incorporates a new office building. To support Urus production, Lamborghini hired no less than 400 people. And that’s just the beginning.
Being a sport utility vehicle, the Urus has what it takes to capture the minds and wallets of the well-heeled in the market for such an automobile. If all goes according to plan, Lamborghini expects to sell approximately 3,500 examples of the twin-turbo V8-powered SUV in the first year of production.
Sharing many of its underpinnings with the Bentley Bentayga and Audi Q7, the all-new Urus makes use of 4.0-liters’ worth of Porsche V8 power. 650 PS to be more specific, an output that translates to 641 horsepower. Keeping all that fury in check is an all-wheel-drive system connected to an eight-speed automatic box equipped with a conventional torque converter.
Pricing for the 2018 Lamborghini Urus is expected to start below €200,000. At some point in the vehicle’s lifecycle, Lamborghini is expected to offer a plug-in hybrid Urus of sorts. And on a related note, there’s talk about a modern take on the Miura for “beyond 2022.”