2020 Lamborghini Urus
While high-performance crossovers have existed for some time, the Urus looks to ignite a more exotic breed of hi-po SUV. Its dizzying price tag and menacing exterior design make the high-riding Lamborghini trendy transportation for professional athletes and celebrities. However, the Urus isn’t all show and no go. Its 641-hp twin-turbo V-8 powertrain and standard all-wheel drive produce thundering sounds and otherworldly acceleration. Along with the agility and feedback of a sports car, this Lambo can tow heavy loads and tackle unmapped roads. Despite sharing parts with less expensive corporate siblings such as the Audi Q7 and Q8, the 2020 Urus is an incredibly entertaining and versatile machine.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The 2020 Urus is powered by a twin-turbo V-8 that makes a stout 641 horsepower, burbles deeply when idling, and absolutely howls under full throttle. Permanent all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission conspire with all that power to enable fantastic acceleration. In our testing, the Urus went from zero to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and tore up the quarter-mile in 11.4 seconds at 121 mph. Likewise, Lamborghini estimates a top speed of 190 mph. The 2020 Urus feels athletic from behind the wheel, too, with quick steering and stable high-speed cornering. With air springs at all four corners, the Urus has adjustable ride heights based on its various drive modes. Standard carbon-ceramic brakes ensure that the Urus stops as well as it goes—braking from 70 mph to a stop in 149 feet.