Lamborghini is known for many, many things. Beautiful, exotic and expressive styling, extreme performance and eye-watering prices are Lambo hallmarks. But the Raging Bull is perhaps best known for building its cars by hand... in Slovakia?

No, it's known for building its cars in Italy. But with the Urus SUV, which is already a departure (although not an unprecedented one) from your traditional Lamborghini, the brand could move construction outside the boot-shaped country, and east, into the former member of the Eastern Bloc.

The move will see the Urus, which will ride on a modified version of the Volkswagen Group's MLB platform, screwed together alongside the VW Touareg, Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and Bentley's eventual SUV at VAG's Bratislava factory. In terms of consolidating production in one factory, it's clearly a clever move. Still, we wonder if setting up Urus production outside of the Sant'Agata factory and in the sprawling Bratislava facility won't lessen the specialness inherent in Lamborghini products.

According to Automotive News Europe, the Urus should start rolling out of the plant in 2017.

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      Slovakia was never a soviet state
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      Former Soviet state....hope that was a joke
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      Just shows how unprofessional and lol-worthy autoblog is. Czechoslovakia (Slovakia and the Czech Republic) were communist republics, but were NEVER part of the Soviet Union.
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        But what to expect from the current crop of American "college educated" pros....
      Mathiaas Fuhredher
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      Soviet state? Slovakia?! Are you kidding me?! Reinforcing ol' "Americans and geography" stereotypes, aren't we, Brandy... No, seriously. Go back to fifth grade and start form there, please.
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      Soviet State? Brandon TURDkus you are a moron. It's offensive. Don't write about things if you don't even have your GED. I hope you get fired.
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      Of course it will affect the specialness. Just making an SUV is already bastardizing the brand. And yes, Im aware they've done this was mistake then too.
      Mathiaas Fuhredher
      • 1 Year Ago
      I see Brandy learned some elementary school history facts. Bravo!
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      That's where pencils are made!
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      Volkswagen named as Lamborghini, the end of real Lambo is very close
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      This is dumb. Why don't they make a sedan too. The original Rambo Lambo was better.
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      Lamborghini is know for building its cars by hand in Italy... LOL EVERY single Gallardo chassis was build by Thyssen in Germany, painted by Audi in Neckarsulm and send to Italy already painted, every single Gallardo engine part was build in AudiĀ“s engine plant in Gyor Hungary and sent to Italy- Taen into account that all Gallardos produced representing half of the Lamborghini all time production means every second Lamborghini was born in Germany not Italy :p
      Rob Crenshaw
      • 1 Year Ago
      How fast can you say sell out?
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