The Lamborghini Urus (Inevitably) Goes Hybrid

It’s no secret the Urus shares its V8 powertrain with a handful of other Volkswagen Group products like the Audi RSQ8.

Hybridized versions of the twin-turbo V8 powertrain exist elsewhere in the Group portfolio, and it’s no surprise to find a hybridized Urus has made its way into the lineup. Lamborghini calls it the Urus SE, and it produces a combined 789 horsepower and 701 lb-ft of torque.

Hybridization comes to the Urus courtesy of an electric motor housed within the 8-speed automatic gearbox. On its own, the motor is capable of a respectable 189 horsepower and 356 pound-feet of torque. Pile this onto the V8’s 612 hp and 590 lb-ft, and the SE becomes the most powerful Urus ever produced. Paired with the new electric motor is a 25.7kWh lithium-ion battery pack capable of providing 37 miles of electric-only driving. The hybrid Urus SE might be the most powerful Lambo SUV, but the quickest is still the Urus Performante, which will hit 60 mph in 3.3 seconds compared to the SE’s 3.4.

There are aesthetic updates for the hybrid as well, which features new LED headlights with new DRLs. These are allegedly supposed to look like a bull’s tail, or in other words, a squiggly line. The front features a more open face now, too, and in back, Lamborghini says the rear changes result in a 35% increase in downforce over the Urus S. 23-inch wheels are standard, and four new selectable drive modes are found inside thanks to the new hybrid powertrain: EV Drive, Hybrid, Recharge, and Performance.

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Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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