The Lamborghini Urus has seen much debate around its true Lamborghini-ness as it is a large SUV, that is based on an Audi and even has one of the German manufacturer’s engines. If the Urus would have been an undeniable successor to the LM002, or “Rambo Lambo”, and been fitted with the Huracan’s V-10 or Aventador’s V-12, many car enthusiasts would probably be more welcoming to the newest model in Lamborghini’s lineup. These renderings from our sister site, HotCars, may at least give Lambo fans some hope for what the Urus can be capable of if enough dedication and money are willing to be thrown at it.
This Baja Urus Looks Ready to Take on Anything, Anywhere
Indeed it does. The most immediately noticeable modification to the Baja Urus is the increased and raked ride height. Both ends are jacked sky-high, but the rear looks like it is sitting on an additional set of stilts. The widebody kit also gives an added touch of aggression as it stretches the body and helps expose the upgraded suspension and shock absorbers. In the world of off-road racing, nice shocks are as big a flex as anything. Other aesthetic changes include new wheels, obviously meant for use off-road but with a retro phone-dial design. Plus, side-pipe exhausts, which should make the 641-horsepower-capable Audi V-8 sound even more wonderful, LED roof lights, and extra LED headlights.
There is also a new front bumper which looks more at home on a pickup truck than on a Lamborghini. That bumper manages to open up the front end much better, which allows for better airflow and a glimpse at the massive intercooler. Of course, once you finally get over gawking at every last detail of the Baja Urus and make your way around the back end, you notice a major modification. The entire rear end has been effectively ripped off. The cargo area and rear seating have been replaced with a rear tire and a structure for securing it, much like the setup in the bed of the old Hennessey Velociraptor. Lastly, the matte black paint, decals, and the lack of rear doors and windows complete the off-road racer look.
The Lamborghini Urus Really Isn’t Meant for Off-Road Use
The Urus may have some off-road software, but let’s face it, the Urus has always been more of a tarmac queen. In theory, someone could buy a used Urus and cut it to pieces, but that sounds unlikely since the retail price is $225,000 and used examples tend to sell for even more. That does not include the cost of additional parts and the cost of installing them. Sure the urus platform may be a good foundation to tackle the Baja 1000 or the Dakar, but the sheer cost sadly makes it rather unlikely.