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Lamborghini Urus, World's Fastest SUV, Unveiled

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The new Lamborghini 'Urus' the first Super Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) by Lamborghini, is presented at the headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese, near Bologna, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. (Giorgio Benvenuti/ANSA via AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 05 December 2017 01:21 PM

The Lamborghini Urus, the world's fastest SUV unveiled Monday in Italy, will be able to reach speeds of around 190 miles per hour thanks to its 650 horsepower turbocharged V8 and an eight-speed transmission, CNN reported.

The $200,000 SUV is the second off-roader in the automaker's history and is projected to double Lamborghini's combined annual sales.

According to Fox News, the automaker's first SUV, the LM002, was built between 1986 and 1993. Inspired by military-design, the vehicle was nicknamed the "Rambo Lambo," but the Urus takes on a much edgier, sleeker style more in vein of the company's sports cars.

"The Lamborghini Urus is a visionary approach based on the infusion of Lamborghini DNA into the most versatile vehicle, the SUV," Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali said in a statement per Business Insider. "The Urus elevates the SUV to a level not previously possible, the Super SUV."

Lamborghini described the Urus as "everything you'd expect from Lamborghini," noting that the V8 twin-turbo engine served to strike "the perfect balance between raw power and responsive agility."

Motor Trend writer Jonny Lieberman, who recently tested a pre-production version of the Urus, conducted a speed test to see if he could match the company's claims of a 0-62-mph in 3.7 seconds.

"One Urus we played around with had a Vbox data logger in it, and using launch control I was able to pop off a 3.59-second 0-62 mph run," he wrote, noting that Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini's director, managed a time of 3.43 seconds.

"The day before, a British journalist friend of mine hit 3.34 seconds, though obviously he was cheating (kidding/not kidding). Reggiani assured me the conditions were much less favorable the day I ran."

Lieberman had more praise than criticism for the vehicle, concluding that, "If you like Lamborghini, you're going to love the Urus."

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