Lamborghini Still Thinks People Will Take the 2019 Urus Off-Road and Made a Video to Prove It
Watch the raging bull get its hooves dirtyby Jonathan Lopez, on LISTEN 03:49
Just about every SUV and crossover out there right now offers at least a semblance of off-road worthiness, and the latest from Sant’Agata Bolognese is no different. As such, Lamborghini is underlining this claim to rough-stuff performance with a new 1-minute video featuring the Urus tearing up some terra.
The Bad Bull Churns Some Dirt
Lamborghini is really underlining the Urus’ “go-anywhere, do-anything” attitude with this latest hype video, flashing quick shots of the SUV on the track, on the road, and on the trail.
To help it get along when the pavement comes to an end, the Urus is now offered with an optional Off-Road Package, which adds in a host of unique exterior upgrades, new suspension modes, and new digital driving aides.
Let’s start outside, where the off-road-ready Urus rocks steel bumper reinforcements and a scratch-resistant exhaust tip treatment. Up top, there are functional roof rails, while underneath, there are steel skidplates. In the corners, you’ll find 21-inch wheels wrapped in all-season rubber.
Critically, the Off-Road Package also comes with a ride height increase, rising the SUV to an impressive 9.8 inches when set at the max position.
That’s an overall improvement of 1.4 inches compared to the standard Urus model. For reference, 9.8 inches is also 1.1 inches more than you get with the Jeep Trailhawk and 0.2 inches more than you get with the Toyota 4Runner.
With the extra height, the Urus’ approach and departure angles improve as well, with an increase to 27.9 degrees for the former and 28.3 degrees for the latter. For reference, the standard Urus model offers 20.3 degrees for the approach angle and 26.8 degrees for the departure angle.
What’s more, the Off-Road package also includes new driving modes, with Sabbia (Sand), and Terra (Off-Road) added to standards like Strada (Street), Sport, and Corsa (Race).
Sabbia is designed for loose surfaces (like sand or gravel), while Terra is designed for very rough surfaces (rutted trails or rock crawling). There’s also Neve for driving in the snow.
As an added bonus, the Urus gets a set of readouts for lateral and horizontal tilt angles on the digital gauge cluster.
As a complement to all this off-roadiness, Lambo is also offering the Urus with a Washing Package, which helps to improve overall visibility when bits of the surrounding terrain splash onto your windshield.
As a reminder, the 2019 Lamborghini Urus is powered by a front-mounted 4.0-liter V-8, which is boosted by two turbochargers to produce as much as 641 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. Output is routed to a high-spec AWD system via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Carbon ceramic brakes help to haul it down.
Properly motivated, the Urus can hit 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds, and continue on to a top speed of 190 mph.
This latest Off-Roading package gets the Urus just a little closer to its predecessor, the LM002, also known as the “Rambo Lambo.”
Given how much attention off-road SUVs and crossovers are getting lately, it’s no surprise Lambo is offering all this extra gear for the ‘ole dusty trail. However, it’s debatable how much off-roading any owner will actually do. After all, the Lamborghini Urus isn’t exactlycheap, with an MSRP that starts at an eye-raising $200,000. For now, exact pricing on the Off-Road Package is unavailable.
So then, when some tree branches scratch the paint, don’t complain. We warned you. But hey, why not video your adventures and send it our way?
Read our full review on the 2019 Lamborghini Urus.
Read our full review on the 1986-1993 Lamborghini LM002.