With the release of the Lamborghini Urus slated for 2017, very little is still known about what is going to be under the hood of Lamborghini’s first attempt at an SUV in over two decades. Traditionally Lamborghini favors naturally aspirated V10 and V12 engines, sources close to the project say that most likely the Urus will not feature either one of the engines. Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelman told Auto Express magazine that “an SUV could be a turbo engine for the first time for us.”
No word on what specific engine Winkleman has in mind for the Urus, experts suspect that the Lamborghini SUV will use the new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that currently powers the Audi RS6 and RS7. Being that Lamborghini and Audi are both owned by the VW group, it would make sense for the manufactures to share high performance engines. Examples of this preexisting cooperation can be seen with the platform of the Urus being the same as the Audi Q7 as well as the upcoming Bentley SUV.