A Lamborghini Urus went from 0-60 mph in under 3 seconds in this VBOX testing video.
Once again, we return to DragTimes on YouTube for real-world testing of very fast automobiles. This time they’ve gotten a hold of the Lamborghini Urus, contender for the world’s fastest SUV. Somehow, a teenager managed to save enough pennies selling lemonade in order to afford the $200,000 Urus, which is an inspiration to the rest of us.
Or his spectacularly wealthy parents bought it for him. We’ll all feel better about it when he gets into his first fender bender. Or better yet, rolls it into a ditch (with no permanent injuries to the occupants, of course).
Anyways, Lamborghini has blessed their first ever SUV with a 4.0-L twin-turbo V8, which is the same as found on the Porsche Cayenne and the Bentley Continental, but massaged to produce more power than either of its Volkswagen-group cousins: 641 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed automatic transmission provides power to all four wheels at once on its way to a reported top speed of 190 mph.
Zero to sixty, according to Lamborghini, takes 3.6 seconds. For an SUV that weighs just shy of 5,000 lbs, that’s ludicrously fast.
And it turns out it might even be faster than advertised. DragTimes plans to pit the teenager’s Urus against a Tesla Model X P100D, but they need some data first to generate some hype. This means hooking the Urus up to a VBOX data logger to see just how correct Lamborghini’s marketing really is.
Sadly, we did not get to see the simulated quarter-mile time as DragTimes is withholding that information to run some stupid t-shirt contest. But they did provide us with a 0-60 time, which was under 3 seconds--2.93 seconds, to be precise. Zero to 100 mph is even more impressive at 7.5 seconds.
To show that this will indeed be a very close race between these fast SUVs, we get a preview of the Model X’s drag time of 11.281 seconds at 118.37 mph.
We’ll eventually get to see who wins between these ludicrous SUVs after SEMA, so stay tuned for that video when it arrives.