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When it comes to premium SUVs, the majority of them seen on the market usually feature understated styling. Those with the means don’t usually opt for a car that has that ‘look at me’ factor, instead preferring something that offers up the best in comfort and technology with a powerful motor. Lamborghini flipped that on it’s head with the introduction of the Urus. Not only was it an SUV with a lamborghini badge, it also had the styling you’d expect from the designers of cars like the Huracán. The this is big and imposing and it really does look like a supercar on steroids, but it also has that same Lamborghini supercar quality, an amazing cabin and in the case of the Huracán Performante a twin turbocharged 4.0 litre V8 with 490 kW (666 hp) on tap. It’s a popular choice for YouTubers and soccer stars, evident by the nearly 20,000 sales worldwide since it’s 2017 debut. We’ve seen a few online articles mentioning the possible end of the Urus range, but this week at Auto China Beijing the Italian automaker unveiled the new Lamborghini Urus SE, the first plug-in hybrid version of the super SUV. Not that they say it’s the first, which alludes to more at some point. “With the Urus we changed the paradigms of the SUV world, ushering in a new segment,” commented Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini Chairman & CEO. “In just a few years, the Urus has become our brand’s bestseller, enabling Lamborghini to attract new customers and strengthen its position in the most important markets. With the Urus SE, we’ve taken another step towards the future in line with our Direzione Cor Tauri strategy, moving ahead with the electrification of the range and the path toward decarbonization that began with the introduction of the Revuelto super sports car in March 2023.”  

“The underlying mission of the project was clear: to offer state-of-the-art performance combined with the uncompromising character typical of Lamborghini’s DNA,” commented Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Ing. Rouven Mohr. “The Urus SE is positioned at the top of its class in terms of being fun to drive and for its driving dynamics. It’s a vehicle that harmoniously combines different qualities: absolute comfort and at the same time performance and fun-to-drive, ensuring an experience like no other.” It’s the motor and power specs that interest us the most, and they are just that, interesting. At the heart of the powerplant is Lamborghini’s twin-turbocharged 4.0 litre V8. This alone is a monster of a thing, it delivers 456 kW and 800 Nm of torque which is pretty much what a regular non-Performante Urus delivers. But this is a plug-in hybrid and that means there’s an electric component which is found in the 8-speed automatic transmission and this adds in an extra 141 kW and 483 Nm of torque, powered by a 25.9-kWh lithium-ion battery below the load floor and above the electronically controlled rear diff. The setup can be used in full electric mode with a range of 60 km. The Urus SE features a new centrally-located longitudinal electric torque vectoring system with an electro-hydraulic multi-plate clutch. The system distributes driving torque variably and continuously between the front and rear axles. The transfer case works together with the new electronic LSD for “on demand” oversteering to convey the feel of a purebred super sports car. The power distribution from the electric side means the Urus SE will be very capable off road, although we’re sure only YouTube car guys will test that out. It’s fast on road, the Urus SE gets up to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, 200 km/h in 11.2 seconds which is 1.3 seconds slower than the Urus S, and it has a top speed of 312 km/h. All this makes the Lamborghini SE the most powerful Urus to date as well as the fastest production car in the segment.

Take a look at the YouTube video from Lamborghini that shows off their latest attack on the electric car market which comes in the form of the new Urus SE, a plug-in electric version of the popular super SUV that has taken the supercar world by storm: Urus SE - Dare To Live More | Lamborghini

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