The Lamborghini Urus was always going to be a car to inspire greater esteem with use. Even so, we weren’t quite prepared for how our regard for the Urus would be transformed by driving it as widely, and as hard, as an Autocar road test allows.
You might not like the idea of this car, and most testers agreed that its particular design would have benefited from a freer and more imaginative hand.
But once you accept that companies such as Lamborghini aren’t to be blamed or scorned for building the cars their customers ask for, you can only really applaud what the Urus does. And, although there could be more really telling bull-brand DNA at this car’s combustive core and perhaps a few more really convincing luxury touches, once you’re fully versed in everything the Urus does, it’s very hard to maintain quite as much circumspection about what it is.
For the affect it has on your notions of how fast and agile an SUV can be, this car is like the original 2002 Porsche Cayenne all over again – just positioned at a higher price point.