Lamborghini’s magnificent bull released from the rodeo
Lamborghini’s big-risk Urus is brutally fast, comfortable and astonishing in bends
Lamborghini’s Urus could have gone so wrong, as some of the awkward pieces of body design show. It’s turned out brilliantly. It’s incredibly fast in a straight line, has phenomenal stopping and cornering power and can even be a comfortable ride in town at low speeds. The big risk here isn’t the car, but whether Lamborghini has the sales discipline not to gorge itself too early. Back in 2003, the V10 Lamborghini Gallardo was a revelation. Now it’s 2018 and Lamborghini has launched the Urus. And it punches harder than the Gallardo to 100km/h and has more stopping power than the nimble, lightweight sports car that rebirthed the brand. And it’s an SUV. And you can use it every day. In fact, the Urus is so overwhelmingly, shockingly good at what it does that nothing like it has ever been seen in the car industry before. Cayenne Turbo? A valiant trifle. BMW X-anything M? Oh, please. AMG’s fleet of 4.0l biturbo bustlers? Not remotely close. Sure, plenty of them can go hard in a straight li...