The first images of the Lamborghini Urus SUV have leaked ahead of its unveiling at the Beijing Motor Show next week.
The images shows angular lines that are clearly influenced by the Estoque saloon concept, making it one of the most aggressive SUVs around. It’s expected to rely heavily on carbon fibre, given Lamborghini’s speciality with the material, which should save weight and improve rigidity for better handling.
Power is expected to come from either the new 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 found in the Bentley Continental GT and Audi S6 and S7, or it may use another Bentley engine, the 6.0-litre W12.
As is mandatory for anything with a Lamborghini badge, expect it to have 600bhp and a 0-62mph time of around four seconds.
The new 4x4 follows in the footsteps of the V12-powered Lamborghini LM002 SUV, which was launched in 1986. It has been created in an effort to secure Lamborghini’s financial future, much as the Cayenne did for Porsche when it was first launched.
If it gets the go ahead, the Lamborghini Urus could be in showrooms as early as 2015, with prices similar to the Gallardo.