Everyone knows that the upcoming Urus will not pack a naturally aspirated V10 or V12 but that doesn’t meant it won’t be powerful. It will, and in fact, Lamborghini has just revealed its output figure - 650 horses!
That means it will be more powerful than any current version of the Huracán and it’s the magic number that it will happily throw in the faces of its main rivals the Cayenne and the Bentayga making it one of the most potent crossover you can buy when it debuts in 2018. It may pack more power than the Porsche and the Bentley but it won’t be enough to worry Jeep; the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will have 707 horses from its 6.2-litre supercharged Hellcat V8. And in fact, Stuttgart’s next-generation Cayenne will be available in S E-Hybrid trim (it’ll combine a 4.0-litre biturbo V8 and plug-in hybrid) and make 671 horses so it is quite possible that by the time the Urus hits the market it'll be overtaken again in the horsepower ratings by Porsche.
Anyway, Lambo CEO Stefano Domenicali confirmed the output of the 4.0-litre biturbo V8 and he added that the plug-in hybrid model will arrive in the second quarter of 2019. 1,000 units of the non-electric Urus are expected to be built next year at its Sant'Agata Bolognese factory and then another 3,500 the following year. Expected to be the Italian firm’s volume seller, it will be based on the same VW Group platform that underpins the Audi Q7 and indeed the Bentayga.