Video: Lamborghini Teases Urus (Again) on YouTube
“Terra Driving Mode” Shows Super-SUV Hammering Through the Dirt
Keen to keep teasing what it calls the “world’s first super sport utility vehicle,” Lamborghini released a new video of the Urus (due for the 2019 or 2020 model year), highlighting its “Terra Driving Mode.”
Intended for use in dirt (or “terra,” in Italian), the drive mode will optimize the Lambo SUV’s transfer case management, power delivery, and shift and suspension settings for high-speed, low-traction situations. We doubt that many Urus owners will switch into Terra mode to go Raptor-hunting, but it’s nice to know that feature is there should anyone ever want to use it.
Terra (dirt) joins the already teased Neve (snow) and Sabbia (sand) settings on the Urus’ drive mode selector, which Lamborghini calls Adaptive Network Intelligence Management (ANIMA, for short). As in the Huracan, Aventador, and other supercars, ANIMA will also incorporate Strada (street), Sport (duh), and Corsa (track) modes. Confirmed in the video is the SUV’s reconfigurable instrument display, which will make use of a TFT screen to allow the user to digitally select gauges, navigation, and vehicle monitoring displays as needed.
Most of the Urus’ mechanical and capability numbers are still shrouded in mystery, though we expect much to be revealed December 4 when Lamborghini pulls the sheets off its “SSUV.” We also assume it will make use of a 4.0L twin-turbo V-8, which the automaker promises is an Urus-specific powerplant that shares little with the similar Audi V-8 (Audi is Lamborghini’s parent company, owned in turn by Volkswagen AG). Expect 650 hp from the twin-boosted mill.
Source: Lamborghini, via YouTube