Even though it caused some fuss when it was launched three years ago, the Urus is Lamborghini’s best-selling vehicle, so they celebrated it by setting two examples loose across Japan in an epic road trip.
The journey started on April 26 in Fukoka and ended on May 23, after 17 different stages, in Tokyo. During the trip, the super SUVs passed through some jaw-dropping scenery and had their pictures taken in different locations, including the Pacific Long Beach, Urashima Flower Park and Great Seto Bridge.
“The project communicated the beauty, dynamism and other charms of Japan while demonstrating the absolute versatility of the Urus: the first Super Sport Utility Vehicle in the world to merge the soul of a super sports car with the functionality of an SUV”, Lamborghini said. “As the quintessential representation of freedom, the Urus enables drivers to unlock any road to explore any terrain, from track to sand, ice, gravel or rocks.”
In all, the route was more than 6,500 km (~4,000 miles) long and posed no threat to the two SUVs, one of which was finished in Blu Astraeus and the other in Giallo Inti Pearl Capsule. Customized by the brand’s Centro Stile department, they pack a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 650 PS (641 HP / 478 kW) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque. The nought to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint takes 3.6 seconds, according to the Italian automaker, and top speed is 306 km/h (190 mph).
The Urus will receive its mid-cycle refresh presumably early next year. The facelift will bring the usual design revisions and a rumored EVO track-focused version that should be lighter and more powerful. A hybrid variant is also on the cards, allegedly with over 800 HP.