Yup, it needs a V-12!

The much-anticipated Lamborghini Urus is finally official. It looks like a Lambo, it’s fast as a sports car, and it’s more aggressive than any SUV out there. Whoopee! But there’s a tiny problem: the Urus is not a Lambo. Yeah, I know it has a bull badge, but this doesn’t make it a Lamborghini. A Prius with a Lambo badge is still a Toyota, right? "But this SUV was designed and built by Lamborghini," you might say. Well, I can’t argue with that, but the Urus simply doesn’t feel like a Lambo. It’s brutal and delivers outstanding performance, but it needs more than that to be a Lambo.

For starters, it needs to sound like one. And the Urus doesn’t!

Of course, the responsibility for the SUV’s underwhelming exhaust note falls on the shoulders of the 4.0-liter V-8. It may generate an exciting 650 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque and help the SUV hit 62 mph in just 3.6 seconds, to go with a top speed of 190 mph, but it’s nowhere near as aggressive sounding as the Huracan or Aventador. It doesn’t come as a surprise. We’re talking about a twin-turbo V-8 versus naturally aspirated V-10 and V-12 units. Turbos may be good for fuel economy and all that jazz but they won’t make a V-8 sound as terrifying as a V-12. And, let’s face it, a Lamborghini needs to sound terrifying. It’s what makes a Lambo a Lambo.

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I’m Not Ready for Lambo’s V-8 Future

The fact that it fits into the lineup by design kinda saves it a little bit. Unlike theLM002, Lambo’s first utility vehicle and a miserable failure, the Urus was designed to do just that. Fit it with the Huracan and Aventador but provide more passenger and luggage room, two features that the supercars have in very limited supply. As an SUV, the Urus is just what the doctored ordered, and it will probably sell like hotcakes (the Porsche Cayenne story all over again). But, it lacks one vital element: the exhaust note.

Just check out this video:

Kinda sounds like a Mercedes-AMG C63. Not kidding, just hit the 7:00-minute mark below:

I’m pretty sure a BMW M5 sounds just as aggressive, but I’m too lazy to look for videos.

So yeah, the Urus is just a cool SUV. It’s as cool as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. And, there’s a big change: it’s a bit slower. Ratings for the new Turbo S aren’t yet available, but given that the previous model needed 3.8 seconds to hit 60 mph, the updated model should be at least two tenths quicker. See, you don’t even need a Lambo badge to make a cool SUV.

References

Lamborghini Urus

2019 Lamborghini Urus Exterior
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Available off-roading package
Because you'll surely take your new Lambo off-road, right?

Read our full review on the 2019 Lamborghini Urus.

2012 Lamborghini Urus High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Read our full review on the Lamborghini Urus Concept.

1986 - 1993 Lamborghini LM002 Wallpaper quality Exterior
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Read our full review on the 1986-1993 Lamborghini LM002.

Hey, I’m Pops, and these people here said I need to have a bio next to a picture like everyone else. I don’t like it one bit but heck, here I am. You’re probably wondering what my real name is, huh? Well it doesn’t matter and you shouldn’t care. People call me Pops and it’s been like that for a very long time. Heck, I think I’ve been the pops of the group since I was in my early 20s. Something to do with the fact that I rant a lot and I hate pretty much everything. "Hey look, here comes Pops to bitch some more," they used to say. They used to, get my drift? What a bunch of assholes! I never bitch, I have opinions. Sure, I kind of like hearing myself talk but hey, if you don’t like it, you know where the door is. I hate it when people don’t like what I have to say but still stick around.

Pops' Rants: Cadillac Sucks, Ferrari Is a Hypocrite, Civic Si Gets Turbo for Nothing
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Which brings me to why I’m here. You know what else I don’t like? This silly thing they now call an automotive industry. One of man’s greatest achievements has been pussified so every blockhead can drive a car while using smartphone apps, verifying his tire pressure, calling his wife, and checking whether his dog pooped on the neighbors lawn. Instrument panels have lights for every little thing that goes wrong under the hood and sends you to the dealer to change the oil. Change the oil yourself you lazy prick! Back in my day I did that in the garage, getting all sweaty and greasy. No car told me what to do and where to go. Buttons, swipes, screens, voice activation, I’m just sick of them. Wasting time and money on silly things instead of simply enjoying driving. I still do that you know. In my 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner. But not you. No, you’re too busy getting the latest apps. Ah screw it, you’re not gonna get it anyway. And I’m tired of this bio thing...

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