The latest photos show the front end in more detail and seem to confirm a hybrid V8 powertrain.
May 23, 2023 and 10:54 p.m. ET
The Lamborghini Urus PHEV is here again today. Still hidden under camouflage, the photos show the clearest look yet at his new SUV. We don’t have an official launch date or final vehicle details yet, but we do have some more insight into the vehicle.
These photos reveal some minor differences between the 2023 Lamborghini Urus and the hybrid model. First, the headlights appear to taper to the top of the revised grille, and the lower vents have a more pronounced shape. The hood appears flatter, but still retains the distinctive indentation above the fascia badge.
Gallery: Lamborghini Urus PHEV Spy Photos
The rear retains the current model’s taillights and rear fascia with quad-tip tailpipes. This look is in line with what we’ve heard about the powertrain shared with the Porsche Panamera Turbo SE Hybrid. Combining his twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine with an electric motor, the Urus is expected to produce 675-820 horsepower.
The 690-horsepower Panamera is equipped with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that reaches 100 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds and a top speed of 196 miles per hour. Those numbers are comparable to the current Urus, which uses the same V8 and his 8-speed transmission without the electric motor. Given this, it is reasonable to assume that the hybrid model will be even faster.
The wheels are the same 22-inch low-profile wheels as the current Urus, with 285/40ZR-22 rubber on the front and 25/35ZR-22 rubber on the rear. However, the hybrid uses Bridgestone rubber instead of the Pirelli P Zero used on the production model. That could mean the hybrid will have extra tires to help with rolling resistance. But that may just mean Lamborghini chose less aggressive tires for all-weather testing.
Sharing a platform with the Audi Q8, Porsche Cayenne and Bentley Bentayga, the Urus is Lamborghini’s first SUV since the LM002 in the 1980s. Like its predecessor, the Rambo Rambo, the Urus is a highly capable off-road vehicle with significant performance gains, capable of beating the Porsche 718 on the racetrack.