In late July, Lamborghini announced it had produced the 15,000th example of its Urus Super SUV since it launched in 2019. Now, just a few weeks later Lamborghini London – a part of the H.R. Owen Group – has delivered the very special Urus to its new owner. Wearing chassis number 15,000, this Urus is a Graphite Capsule edition wearing a combination of Grigio Keres Matt grey and Verde Scandal. These vibrant, gloss-finish colors bring sharp contrast to specific exterior details, accentuated by the gloss black rear diffusor and 23-inch Taigete rims. The Urus Graphite Capsule’s two-tone interior is here finished in Nero Ade and Verde Scandal, bringing the owner’s personal style sharply into focus with the perforated and ventilated Alcantara® seats, the signature hexagonal Q-citura stitching, the embroidered logo, plus the matte-finish carbon fiber inserts and the black anodized aluminum details. The Urus features a 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo engine delivering 650 hp at 6,000 rpm and 850Nm of maximum torque already at 2,250 rpm. Capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds, 0-124mph in 12.8 seconds and with a top speed of 190mph it is one of the fastest SUVs in the world.
The Audi e-tron GT - design meets aerodynamics
Aerodynamics is not just a means to an end in the e-tron GT, but an important design feature. The design, with its cd value of 0.24, looks like it was shaped by the wind - and it is. It was created in close collaboration between designers and aerodynamicists. The air intakes in the lower area of the front play a major role. The upright air curtains on the outside direct the air into the wheel arches in such a way that the flow is close to the wheel and then to the flank. Lightweight aero blades are fitted to some of the 20- and 21-inch rims and are only 2 to 3 millimeters thick - this covering further increases aerodynamic efficiency. A controllable cooling air intake (SKE) is located behind each of the large ribs under the headlights and behind the openings in the corners of the single frame, ensuring active aerodynamics. For the sake of efficiency, the two SKEs remain closed as often as possible. When they open during dynamic driving, Y-shaped ducts send air to the radiators and into the front wheel arches to cool the brakes. The second major factor in the active aerodynamics concept is the rear spoiler, which extends electrically in two different positions depending on speed. It works closely with the smooth-surfaced underbody, which ends in a wide diffuser. As a result, the flow at the rear is cleanly dissipated, while at the same time lift at the rear axle is almost completely compensated for at high speed. When the adaptive air suspension (standard on the RS model ) lowers the body, it enhances this effect: airflow and driving stability are improved even further, and lift is reduced even further.
The naturally aspirated flat-six engine, familiar from the 911 GT3 Cup racing car and the 911 GT3 series production model, forms the centrepiece of a sports car that has been designed for maximum driving pleasure. The engine revs as high as 9,000 rpm. Compared to the 718 Cayman GT4, the 718 Cayman GT4 RS has an extra 80 PS, resulting in a weight-to-power ratio of 2.83 kg/PS. Maximum torque has been increased from 430 to 450 Nm. Among the striking features of the new, top-of-the-range 718 are the process air intakes behind the driver and passenger windows. The 718 Cayman normally has small side windows here. The new air intakes improve both the intake airflow and, at the same time, create a thrilling intake noise right next to the occupants' ears. The characteristic air intakes in front of the rear wheels have been retained and are used for engine cooling.