Lamborghini has a hotter Urus, and it bears a familiar name.
The 2023 Lamborghini Urus Performante lighter, stronger and softer looking than the standard Urus.
It packs a more powerful standard version Urus‘The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 now produces 490kW (up 12kW) but identical 850Nm of torque. It’s still mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
If you measure power in CV, the Urus Performante produces 666 CV.
The Performante will accelerate from 0-100km/h in 3.3 seconds, or 0.3 seconds faster than the standard Urus.
Pricing has been confirmed for other markets like Europe, with deliveries set to begin later this year, but a launch date and local pricing are yet to be confirmed.
Lamborghini has fitted a new differential to optimize torque distribution.
It says the Performante’s recalibrated front-wheel steering is more direct and precise, while the rear-wheel steering has been recalibrated for quicker intervention and therefore more nimble turns.
There’s a new Rally driving mode, designed for trails, that amplifies Urus’s dominant character.
It joins the Sport drivetrain modes, the comfort-focused Strada and the existing track-focused Corsa.
It sits 20mm lower thanks to new steel springs, while the rails are 16mm wider.
Its stance is further improved through the use of wider carbon fiber wheel arches, while there is the option of 23-inch or 22-inch lightweight wheels forged with titanium bolts.
Available in either Pirelli P Zero or Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires, and Lamborghini says it worked with Pirelli to develop a semi-smooth tire that “responses[s] characteristics of an SUV” and can boast high performance on dry asphalt in hot climates and on cold, wet surfaces.
Lamborghini says it lost 47kg from the Urus during the conversion to the Performante, thanks in large part to the heavy use of carbon fiber.
The Performante is more visually differentiated from the standard Urus through a more aggressive front-end styling, including a new front bumper and carbon fiber bonnet – the latter can be available in body color or with custom materials. keep “partially visible”.
There is also an optional carbon fiber roof, Huracan Performante.
The front bumper and natural splitter also use carbon fiber and have larger air intakes to increase engine cooling. There is also a new air curtain to improve aerodynamics.
At the rear, there’s a new rear spoiler, featuring carbon fiber fins, which Lamborghini says will increase rear downforce by 38%.
The rear bumper and lower diffuser are also in carbon fiber, while a lightweight titanium Akrapovič exhaust is standard.
All in all, the Urus Performante is 25mm longer and thrust has increased by 8%.
Inside, there are standard Nero Cosmus black Alcantara seats with hexagonal stitching, although leather is an option.
There’s unique trim on the doors, headrests and seatbacks, while a host of customization options are available through Lamborghini’s Ad Personam program.
The steering wheel is wrapped in black leather and Alcantara, while the interior trim is in black anodized aluminum.
Lamborghini boasts that the Urus Performante has set a new record in the production SUV category on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, with a time of 10:32,064 beating 2018’s previous record of 10:49,902 set by the regular Urus. .
The Performante joins the standard Urus, which entered production in 2018 and is therefore set for a mid-life update this year.
The scope will grow by 2024 to include Dip into the mixture. Indeed, every Lamborghini through 2024 will have an electrified powertrain option.
The Urus is easily the top-selling model in the Raging Bull pen.
Models before recent updates have been marked as past 20,000 cars produced. Huracan also passed The 20,000 milestone this yearbut that model has been in production for considerably longer than eight years.
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