Welcome to the family: living with a 641 horsepower Lamborghini Urus Car News

We were probably three weeks into the test before I felt confident enough that I could one day take the long drive to the supermarket, via some local roads that I love, without risking a £ 200 fine from the police. And so I drove just enough miles on route B in the Urus to blow off the dust (or rather the snow) and to experience this awesome Tamburo drive mode selector on the transmission tunnel.

Now you can only click on this thing in one direction, and there are six preset riding modes to toggle (translated from Italian, they’re Road, Sport, Track, Snow, Rock and Sand, plus an Ego mode. additional in which you can configure the car’s systems à la carte, so-called). Anyway, if you miss the one you were aiming for because you are, dunno, watching the road or something like that, it’s kinda boring having to go through them again . Living with a car makes you all too aware of little usability weaknesses like this.

Anyway, Strada and Sport were the modes I used most often; the first because it’s the car’s fault (it doesn’t remember which setting you left it in, annoyingly) and the second because it offers better control of the body at high speeds, a feeling of Slightly livelier handling and a bit more V8 rumble from the exhaust. If anything, I found the Urus a bit too laid back and moderate in Strada mode. A car like this should never seem normal, but it’s within the remit of a luxury SUV to get around easily on a daily basis, right? A difficult question to settle, that.

Still, the switched Sport mode and outright rhythm of the Urus is breathtaking. It’s also so much more balanced and engaging to drive than you might think from something this size. It’s not an analog car, okay; when you’re driving it fast, it’s not clear whether all of the grip and agility it has comes from the four-wheel steer, torque vectoring, or active anti-roll bars. But, up to a level of engagement that you won’t deem appropriate remotely to overtake on public roads, this SUV definitely does. You don’t get bored with it. I would say I enjoyed driving it on day 63 as much as day six. You have to remember that this is a Lamborghini, however, and just to go and enjoy it, as the Urus doesn’t radiate its 24/7 sporty character like a supercar would.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-25 05:01:25