The new engine is said to be supplied by Porsche

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Lamborghini is preparing a mid-cycle refresh for its Urus “Super SUV” and with it, an electrified version of the high-riding machine, which is also in line for a more hardcore Sport RS version if we are to believe the latest reports.

A Brand New Engine Could Help the Lamborghini Urus PHEV Deliver 800 HP Exterior Wallpaper quality
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We have seen our fair share of camouflage-clad Urus test mules lately which suggests that Sant’Agata Bolognese is brewing a facelifted version of the Urus. Expected to arrive in 2022, the revamped Urus is slated to embrace electrification and finally get a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Car Magazine reports that the Urus PHEV will get a new powerplant from Porsche, one that’s codenamed LK5. There is no info on this engine’s architecture or whether it is a six-cylinder or an eight-cylinder, however, it’s also Car Magazine that rates it at about 600 horsepower. In addition, Lambo will couple the ICE mill with a “feisty electric power unit” for a total system output of 820 horsepower.

A Brand New Engine Could Help the Lamborghini Urus PHEV Deliver 800 HP Exterior Wallpaper quality
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As it is the case with every PHEV these days, the plug-in hybrid Urus is going to get fatter than its ICE-powered counterpart. By fatter we do not mean that it will change its size, but rather add extra weight to its hips. Motor1, for example, reports that in comparison to the V-8-powered Urus, the PHEV will be some 250 kilos (551 pounds) heavier, which will make it a 2.5-ton vehicle.

There is also talk online about the so-called Urus Sport RS, which has not yet been confirmed by the carmaker.

This spiced up version of the Urus is rumored to arrive with 675 horsepower, 25 more horsepower than the current model.

A Brand New Engine Could Help the Lamborghini Urus PHEV Deliver 800 HP Exterior Wallpaper quality
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What is more, we also learn from Car Magazine that the new-generation Urus has been pushed to 2028. Oh, and fans of the Huracan can breathe easy for now, as Lambo’s entry-level supercar will not get a replacement earlier than 2025 and with still no replacement on the horizon for the Aventador, we cannot help but wonder what Lamborghini is up to these days.

Source: Car Magazine

Tudor Rus
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