Lamborghini will release the “charged” Urus in 2020January 11, 2020
Lamborghini will expand the range of Urus, taking it in two completely different directions. The SUV will enter the race by the end of 2020 and will receive a gasoline-electric hybrid transmission.
Reggiani said the updated version of the Urus ST-X concept (pictured) debuted in caterpillar mode in 2019. Currently, the automaker’s Squadra Corsa department is developing, and the model should appear in 2020 at the Lamborghini Super Trofeo. The world finals will be held in Misano, Italy, from October 31 to November 1. “There will be a demonstration race where we will present the format,” – Reggiani said.
Meanwhile, another team is actively developing a hybrid version of the Urus. This is a relatively simple process because the model platform was designed with electrification in mind, and other models built on it (including the Porsche Cayenne and Bentley Bentayga) are already available with hybrid power. The trick is to figure out what Lamborghini can bring to the table to differentiate itself from its sister brands.
“The most important part will be to determine how Lamborghini should use this electrical energy and how we can differ from other users of this platform,” said Reggiani. Despite the fact that he did not talk about what his team decided and he did not give the date of the model’s opening, he told us that the chosen driving mode will have a great influence on how the plug-in hybrid system distributes electricity.
“We have seven different driving modes at Urus, and what’s important is that each driving mode uses electricity in its own way.” Surprised by the details, he singled out a “performance-oriented mode” designed for maximum productivity, and a performance-oriented mode that puts fuel economy forward and center.
Lamborghini is also moving its supercars to hybrid territory. We already know that the successor to Aventador will offer a gas-electric transmission, but the system will not be connected to the one installed on the Urus. Creating a hybrid supercar is much more complicated than installing the system in an SUV, due to weight and equipment limitations, and switching to a fully electric mode will be even more difficult. Reggiani claims the technology is not ready yet.
“When you drive a super sports car, you want to have the freedom to do what you want. Freedom can mean that you will walk on the highway during the day and ride in circles around the circle. Today it’s obvious that battery technology is not good. ” unable to provide this. “British rival McLaren came to the same conclusion, although Porsche begs to differ and touts the stamina of the Thai.
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