The Lamborghini Urus SE, the Hybrid Super SUV

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Automobili Lamborghini opens a brand new chapter in its historical past with the Urus SE, the primary hybrid plug-in model of the Lamborghini Tremendous SUV, unveiled on the Volkswagen Group Media Night time forward of the general public premiere at Auto China Beijing 2024 on April 25 at 11 AM native time. That includes a brand new design, optimized aerodynamics, unprecedented on-board expertise and an 800 CV hybrid powertrain, the PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electrical Car) model strikes on Urus S when it comes to consolation, efficiency, effectivity, emissions and driving pleasure. Due to its “two hearts”, thermal and electrical, the torque and energy values are the very best ever, giving the SE a singular place in its class and boasting an 80% discount in emissions.

With the Urus we modified the paradigms of the SUV world, ushering in a brand new phase,” commented Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini Chairman & CEO. “In only a few years, the Urus has turn into our model’s bestseller, enabling Lamborghini to draw new clients and strengthen its place in a very powerful markets. With the Urus SE, we’ve taken one other step in direction of the long run according to our Direzione Cor Tauri technique, transferring forward with the electrification of the vary and the trail towards decarbonization that started with the introduction of the Revuelto tremendous sports activities automotive in March 2023.”

The Urus SE affords an unparalleled driving expertise additionally because of the plug-in hybrid system, which helps to enhance the car’s efficiency and dynamics on any floor and in any situation: extra torque and energy at any rpm is offered by the use of modern technical options such because the introduction of the electrical torque vectoring system between the 2 axles, and the digital rear differential.

The underlying mission of the mission was clear: to supply state-of-the-art efficiency mixed with the uncompromising character typical of Lamborghini’s DNA,” commented Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Ing. Rouven Mohr. “The Urus SE is positioned on the prime of its class when it comes to being enjoyable to drive and for its driving dynamics. It’s a car that harmoniously combines totally different qualities: absolute consolation and on the identical time efficiency and fun-to-drive, making certain an expertise like no different.”

The dual-turbo 4.0 V8 engine has been re-engineered to work in optimum synergy with the electrical powertrain. It develops 620 CV of energy (456 kW) and 800 Nm of driving torque; the combustion unit is mixed with an electrical powertrain delivering 192 CV (141 kW) and 483 Nm of torque. In delivering most output the primary focus has been on the calibration technique between ICE and e-motor, reaching a complete output of 800 CV to make sure an optimum energy curve in each driving mode and on each floor. A 25.9-kWh lithium-ion battery is located beneath the load flooring and above the electronically managed rear differential.

The permanent-magnet synchronous electrical motor situated contained in the 8-speed computerized transmission can act as a lift for the V8 combustion engine but in addition as a traction factor, making the Urus SE a 100% electrical 4WD car able to touring greater than 60 km in EV mode. Debuting on the Urus SE is the brand new centrally-located longitudinal electrical torque vectoring system with an electro-hydraulic multi-plate clutch, which distributes driving torque variably and constantly between the entrance and rear axles. The switch case works in synergy with the brand new digital limited-slip differential put in on the rear axle, giving the car “on demand” oversteering to convey the texture of a purebred tremendous sports activities automotive.

Each programs are designed and calibrated to finest go well with any sort of grip situation and driving type, offering the utmost traction and agility whether or not driving on a racetrack or desert dunes, ice or grime. Distinctive in its class, the Urus SE affords larger torque and energy at any rpm or driving situation. The system develops a complete energy output of 800 CV (588 kW) at 6000 rpm and a complete torque of 950 Nm already accessible at 1750 rpm and as much as 5750 rpm, making certain best-in-class efficiency from each angle. That is additionally because of an additional enhanced weight-to-power ratio: 3.13 kg/CV (in comparison with 3.3 within the Urus S). The Urus SE sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in simply 3.4 seconds (Urus S: 3.5) and from 0 to 200 km/h in simply 11.2 seconds (Urus S: 12.5), reaching a prime pace of 312 km/h (Urus S: 305 km/h). These figures make the SE probably the most highly effective Urus ever and the quickest manufacturing automotive within the phase, setting a brand new benchmark within the Tremendous SUV class.

The Urus SE redefines the stylistic canons of a model that shifted the paradigms of SUV design, whereas on the identical time its traces have been up to date with the specific goal of optimizing aerodynamic effectivity. The design highlights the dynamics of the shape, accentuating the car’s sportiness and muscularity. The entrance part encompasses a new hood with a floating design, the place the absence of the cut-off line provides a way of continuity and amplifies the athletic type of the Urus SE, recalling sure new styling ideas launched by the Revuelto.  Different new components embrace the headlight clusters that function matrix LED expertise, introducing a brand-new mild signature impressed by the tail of the Lamborghini model’s bull, together with a redesigned bumper and entrance grill.

The design and proportions of the Urus stay incomparable and completely recognizable as a Lamborghini,” said Lamborghini Design Director Mitja Borkert. “On the identical time the Urus SE delivers a extremely subtle evolution, in line with our new iconic and important design philosophy, and importantly delivering an enhanced feeling of luxurious along with extra Advert Personam potential. We took inspiration from the Revuelto with the floating engine bonnet, reaching a really clear and muscular entrance design. The state-of-the-art front-light system integrates a brand new, distinctive DRL signature. The rear emphasizes a wider stance with a give attention to the brand new diffuser and low-mounted license plates, whereas the rear mesh takes inspiration from Lamborghini supersports automobiles just like the Gallardo. The inside design follows our ‘really feel like a pilot’ philosophy, enhancing interplay between the driving force and the digital system.”

On the rear, the cargo compartment hatch has been fully redesigned, introducing a Gallardo-inspired continuity that harmonizes the traces by connecting the taillight clusters with “Y” lights and the brand new rear diffuser, which provides the car even sportier proportions. Along with the brand new spoiler, the diffuser will increase rear downforce by 35% at excessive speeds in comparison with the Urus S, additional enhancing the car’s stability.

Aerodynamic effectivity can be improved by new under-body air vents and revamped air ducts, which channel extra airflow to chill the mechanical and engine elements: a 15% enhance over the unique Urus. The brand new design of the entrance part, mixed with an optimization of the aerodynamic underside, has additionally improved the administration of airflows devoted to the braking system, with a 30% enchancment in air cooling over the earlier system.

The cabin has been up to date to focus on Lamborghini’s signature “really feel like a pilot” design DNA, that includes new options all through the entrance part of the dashboard and accentuating the light-weight feeling already launched on the Revuelto.

A bigger display – now 12.3 inches – put in within the heart of the dashboard encompasses a new model of the Human Machine Interface (HMI) that’s much more intuitive to make use of with up to date graphics, in line with that of the Revuelto. The Lamborghini Centro Stile designers additionally directed their design give attention to the air vents; the anodized aluminum trim components with the unmistakable Y form; and the brand new panel, seat, and dashboard coverings. The mechanical pushbutton panel provides a extra tactile really feel.

The driving force could make use of the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and the aforementioned 12.3-inch touchscreen show, built-in into the middle of the dashboard and the guts of the Lamborghini Infotainment System (LIS). It additionally features a devoted telemetry system for the SE and new shows associated to the driving help system that enables for a greater notion of the encompassing surroundings.

The Urus SE affords a spread of customization choices that’s unmatched in its class. The alloy wheels are up to date with the introduction of 23” Galanthus rims paired as customary with new Pirelli P Zero tyres. There are three devoted P Zeros, from 21″ to 23″, to fulfill clients’ totally different necessities for consolation and sportiness. Scorpion Winter 2 tyres can be found for the chilly season. All these merchandise function Pirelli Elect expertise, developed to reinforce the traits of the primary electrified Urus.

The colour vary has additionally been expanded, with greater than 100 bodywork choices now accessible, together with two new colours provided at launch: Arancio Egon (orange), together with an inside in Arancio Apodis (orange), and Bianco Sapphirus (white) with inside in Terra Kedros (terracotta). The inside choices embrace an array of 47 colour mixtures and 4 forms of embroidery (Q-citura stitching), with the extra potential provided through the Advert Personam program, which permits homeowners to make their Urus SE a real one-of-a-kind.

Within the heart of the console, the “tamburo” selector unit is used for selecting the totally different driving modes. Due to the introduction of the hybrid powertrain, the six Urus driving modes are mixed with 4 new Electrical Efficiency Methods (EPS), for a complete of 11 choices. The Strada, Sport, and Corsa modes (for highway and observe use), and the Neve, Sabbia, and Terra modes (for surfaces with a distinct grip than asphalt) at the moment are accompanied by the EV Drive, Hybrid, Efficiency, and Recharge choices.

Stefano Cossalter, Product Line Director for Lanzador and Urus: “The Urus SE is a elementary evolutionary step, not solely when it comes to sustainability by advantage of a radical discount in CO2 emissions, but in addition when it comes to efficiency and sportiness, because of the adoption of cutting-edge technical options beginning with the hybrid powertrain. The Urus SE is our Tremendous SUV with two hearts: one thermal and linked to our roots, the opposite electrical and futuristic. Beating in unison they provide a brand new interpretation of the unmistakable Lamborghini persona, however taken to a brand new stage.”

EV Drive permits the driving force to expertise and exploit the electrical potential at its finest. Particularly developed and calibrated for city driving, it delivers over 60 km in electrical vary in addition to reaching a most pace of over 130 km/h. Above this pace, the V8 engine mechanically helps the electrical motor, likewise if the torque calls for exceed the utmost accessible from the electrical motor.

Hybrid, which might be chosen when driving in Strada mode, gives most effectivity and luxury together with the optimum steadiness between the combustion engine and the electrical motor and is subsequently probably the most versatile choice for on a regular basis driving. Recharge, which might be chosen in Strada, Sport, Corsa, and Neve modes, recharges as much as 80% of the battery whereas sustaining optimum efficiency. The Efficiency choice is the expertise for many who need to respect the complete potential of the Urus SE not solely in Strada, Sport, and Corsa modes but in addition in Sabbia and Terra, highlighting the dynamic qualities of the Tremendous SUV even past the asphalt.

Relying on the driving mode chosen, the car’s air springs modify for floor clearance, with journey starting from 15 mm in Corsa as much as 75 mm when the lifting system is activated. The parameters that modify steering, drivability and the sound of the twin-turbo V8 are additionally variable, mirrored within the “persona” of the Urus SE.

Particular consideration was given to the calibration of the air suspension system to focus on every driving mode. For Strada, the event work improved the already excessive stage of consolation of the Urus S. Sport mode injects much more enjoyable into driving, enhancing the traits of the brand new transmission to facilitate the beginning and continuation of drift. In Corsa, the mode designed expressly for observe driving, the Urus SE expresses its full dynamic potential. That is thanks partially to the suspension ECU/electronics, which controls the chassis actions (pitch, yaw, roll and pumping) to make the car extraordinarily steady and responsive between the curbs of a racetrack, in addition to on tough and low-grip surfaces because of the anti-roll bars managed by the 48v digital system. The Neve, Sabbia, and Terra modes have all been optimized to maximise wheel journey and the consistency of floor forces for the most effective traction on any floor.

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