The Lamborghini Urus concept for the next generation SUV from Sant'Agata has received some mixed response after it was shown at the Beijing Motor Show a few months ago, some people really like it, others feel it should not be labeled as a Lamborghini ... there is even rumor about a turbo charged V8 engine or a Hybrid Urus ... anything else than a V10 or a V12 would be not good enough for many possible customers.
The latest news is that Automobili Lamborghini SpA is still not sure about production of the Urus, nor the Estoque for that matter ... but the upcoming Auto Show in Australia could be having the Urus taking center stage again ... and you must admit it would probably feel right at home down under, however I think on the open highway the Estoque would feel great too.
Even if you would like to buy an Urus I doubt they are already taking firm orders for it, probably you could get a spot on the list 'just in case', but other than that I don't think it will be possible to buy the real deal within at least 3 to 4 years ... so why not go for the second best thing: a high end 1/18 scale mode.
And as usual the Italian based MR Collection is the first to have a 1/18 model ready, deliveries are getting ready on the red metallic shade as seen in China and on the two photos in this article but MR will also be offering several other shades ... all shades will be limited editions by the way, so if you want to add this one to your collection I suggest you get one while stock lasts.
MR Collection also has the Aventador J seen in Geneva as a 1/18 resin model, finished in a similar red metallic shade the entire production of these scale models is already sold out ... before any have been sent out yet, so I would make sure to secure one as soon as possible.
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann walks Jay around the Urus and Sesto Elemento concepts, and lays out plans for the marque's 50th anniversary celebration.
(added on August 27. 2012)
There just isn't the space at the factory to build the Urus and Lamborghini is in no hurry to put it in production either, it could become a hybrid by the way.
(added on October 5. 2012)
We know the Urus won't see the light of day until at least 2017, the Estoque is shelved permanently probably ... so let's start dreaming about something else.
(added on December 7. 2012)
Just imagine how the Lamborghini Urus would look after a bit of lowering and rolling on massive 24 inch ADV.1 Wheels
(added on January 20. 2013)
A 600 Bhp suv model with a Raging Bull on the hood, the Lamborghini Urus concept.
(added on April 21. 2012)