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Lamborghini Urus Takes to the Dunes in "Sabbia Mode" Teaser

The names of drive modes in supercars are supposed to terrify and excite in equal measure. However, they usually imply that your V8, V10 or V12 is ready to let loose on the track. That's not the case with "SABBIA," one of the Lamborghini Urus' features.
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You can tell Sabbia is going to be a big part of the Lambo SUV's aura. The word is Italian for "sand, " and that's just where you can see it playing around.

Of course, it's not the first large, luxurious SUV to ride on a dune. Its sister car the Bentley Bentayga famously did so as well back when it was launched. With the Middle East being such an important market for expensive vehicles of all kinds, many companies have test facilities there, and it's not uncommon to see Range Rovers in the sandbox.

The Huracan has an Anima button with something like three modes at the bottom of the steering wheel. Meanwhile, the Urus has a small Anima lever next to the gear shifter. It reminds us of the old SUV diff locks, which is probably an intentional design element. You don't see it on anything else that's at the top of the market. In fact, some companies are even trying to get rid of the shifter.

Besides Sabba, the Urus also has Strada, Sport, Corsa, Terra and Neve drive modes. The last two translate as earth and snow. What would happen if you drove it in Sabba mode on ice?

Of course, we also can't ignore the fact that it's the first Lamborghini mass-production car ever to be tested and developed under such conditions. Sand can clog up your filters and cause premature failure of moving parts.

If there's one thing we know about teasers, it's that they suggest the debut is imminent. We would be surprised if order slots start appearing online in the next few days.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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