Need that little extra something?
The full list of optional extras fitted to our Urus is far too long to list here and will blow out my word count. Still, some highlights include gigantic 23-inch shiny black wheels ($9898), carbon-ceramic brakes with matchy matchy green callipers ($2298), full electric front seats with ventilation and massage function ($5832), stitching on the leather ($6186), carbon fibre inserts throughout the cabin ($9721), an ambient interior lighting package ($5832) and a stonking Bang & Olufsen 3D audio system ($11,665). All the options fitted add a little over $100,000, which brings the total price to $497,803 before on-roads.
Other exclusive V8-powered SUVs include the related Bentley Bentayga V8 (from $364,800), Aston Martin DBX (from $357,000), Range Rover SV (from $351,068), Mercedes-Benz Maybach GLS600 (from $360,800) and the granddaddy of all SUVs – the V12-powered Rolls-Royce Cullinan (from $659,000).
The Audi RS Q8 uses the same engine as the Urus, albeit without Lamborghini’s tweaks and with less power and torque and is priced from $208,500. You could have two of these in your garage for the price of one Urus.
The perfect car for the school run
Well it would make the school run faster. And way more fun.
Lamborghini isn’t known for subtlety when it comes to design. It’s all creases, edges and character lines and it looks exactly like a Lamborghini SUV should. You have to be comfortable with lots of attention if you own a Urus because you will get admiring or envious looks every time you’re on the road.
The cabin design isn’t as extreme as its sportscar stablemates, the Huracan and Aventador, but it retains that Lambo flair, with signature hexagonal elements used to frame everything from air vents to cupholders.
Lamborghini uses premium materials throughout, from the faux suede headliner and luggage blind to the leather trim and green stitching on the seats, with the embossed Lambo logo on the headrests.
The most Lamborghini thing about the cabin is the massive drive mode controller in the centre console. A red gate covers the big start/stop button – very Formula One.
Aside from the race car vibe, the cabin is surprisingly functional. There’s loads of space in the second row, which has heated seats, and a healthy sized boot with a power tailgate. It’s got all the mod cons you’d expect, like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto if you prefer your phone over Lambo’s user-friendly multimedia system.
Who’d have thought this outrageous green monster was actually a functional family hauler?