Signature Car Hire is committed to adding luxury cars to its rental fleet of self-drive hire vehicles. The 5 door Lamborghini Urus, pictured here in a stunning yellow colour, is a super sports luxury SUV capable of seating five comfortably..
The new Urus from Lamborghini proudly sits on the Volkswagen Group’s MLB Evo architecture and boasts a lighter weight thanks to better mixed-metal use, C-pillars and frameless doors. It is longer and wider than a Cayenne and comes with four-wheel drive and features Lamborghini’s first 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine achieving 641bhp which combined make this a sporty ride.
Inside the Lamborghini Urus
As you would expect from Lamborghini, the interior is impressive and more extravagant than most 4x4s hire cars on the market. The centre console is high, and all individual chairs are enveloped in expensive-feeling materials.
The dashboard impresses too. Pure Lamborghini design meets VW Group usability. New features include a two-step touchscreen and a variety of switches to scroll through different drive modes, start the car and select a drive function on the eight-speed auto. There are six drive modes: Street, Sport, Track (in which the car lowers by 15mm) and three off-road modes in which the body rises by 40mm.
Passengers can take full advantage of the spacious rear-seat room which is generous and finished with leather and Alcantara, and with a decent sized boot capacity this model is a great self-drive hire rental car for long journeys of big families.
Performance and Safety
The Urus is based on the VW Group MLB-evo platform which is powered by the now omnipresent combo of a 4-litre twin-turbo V8 with an eight-speed auto ‘box, the V8 here being particularly potent. The engine has been developed by Lamborghini to produce 641bhp and 627lb ft of torque, thanks to new turbos, cams and cylinder heads, which is enough to accelerate the 2.2-ton Urus to 62mph from start in an astonishing 3.6 seconds.
This is a rental SUV that can set an impressive pace. The twin-turbo V8 offers a thrilling drive for a SUV, achieving a top speed of189mph. It features a four-wheel-drive transmission, while a ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic gearbox helps get that power to the tyres offering unbreakable traction on the road. Active roll stability control firms the suspension on the outside wheel when cornering, preventing the chassis dipping onto one side and keeping the centre of gravity pinned where it should be.
At this speed you’ll want to stop efficiently; not a problem thanks to carbon ceramics with 10 (ten) piston calipers are standard. Safety does not compromise looks, this rental SUV car cuts a mean profile too with 23in wheels with 30-profile tyres.
Lamborghini have invested heavily into the technological features of the Urus, making it a great choice for a luxurious SUV rental car. Take advantage of the rear-wheel steering, active anti-roll bars, torque vectoring on the rear differential to go with a centre Torsen diff and ceramic brakes.
The torque split from the centre diff is 40:60 front:rear in normal driving, with up to 70 per cent able to be sent to the front axle or 87 per cent to the rear. Lamborghini selected the Torsen differential for its reliability and lack of inertia, while the rear diff can distribute up to 75 per cent of the torque it is receiving to one side.
The Urus comes with air suspension which offers up to three different ride heights in addition to three settings for the steering, powertrain and damping. All of this, including the rear-wheel steering is controlled by the Tamburo, a collection of stylised levers and switches at the base of the centre console. This rental SUV is versatile, boasting options for Strada, Sport and Corsa modes, plus Neve (snow), with the further options of Terra (gravel) and Sabbia (sand). Or you can flick the EGO switch for quick access to your preferred mix of steering, powertrain and damping.
Hire the Lamborghini Urus in the UK
To hire the Lamborghini Urus SUV self-drive hire 4x4 in the UK, call Signature Car Hire on 0207 118 2244.