Lamborghini leads Salon Privé stable with new 650bhp Urus

All-new super-SUV will be showcased at Blenheim Palace event, alongside two other brand-new supercars. Here’s the lowdown

This year’s Salon Privé, held from August 30–September 1, 2018 at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, will offer an extensive line-up of exotic metal, including the chance to get up close to Lamborghini’s Urus super-SUV. First unveiled in December 2017 at the Italian company’s headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, the car made its first public appearance during the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.

Claimed to represent a new niche within the luxury SUV segment, and producing 650bhp and 850Nm of torque – available from a mere 2250rpm – the twin-turbo 4.0 V8-powered Urus accelerates from 0-62mph in only 3.6 seconds. For a vehicle that can reportedly tackle the rough stuff with the agility of a Range Rover, these figures are rather impressive.

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As the most prestigious event on the UK classic car calendar, the annual Salon Privé combines the elegance of a boutique garden party with the same automotive allure enjoyed during any top concours.

The world’s most desirable manufacturers congregate on the stunning lawns of Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and among the visitors are collectors and buyers of the greatest vehicles money can buy.

Andrea Baldi, CEO of Lamborghini EMEA, said: ‘The UK is an extremely important market for Lamborghini. The launch of the Urus has further consolidated the strength of the brand worldwide and here in Britain, with a significant order bank and more than 70 percent of Urus clients being newcomers to the marque.

‘Salon Privé is a perfect platform for Lamborghini to showcase both the Urus as well as super sports models the Huracán and Aventador.’

As Baldi hints at, further Lamborghinis set for presentation at Salon Privé 2018 include the Huracán Performante Spyder and Aventador S Roadster. That should make even the most jaded Lambo fan drool.

Launched at this year’s Geneva Motor Show alongside the Urus, the Huracán Performante Spyder employs a 5.2-litre V10 producing 640bhp at 8000rpm. Unusually for an open-top version it matches the top speed of its coupé stablemate, at 202mph.

Its V12 brother, the Aventador S Roadster, produces 740bhp – enough to propel it to 62mph in 3.0 seconds and on to a top speed of 217mph.

Find out more at the official Salon Privé website.

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