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The extra 16 raging bulls come along with a weight loss of 47 kilograms (104 pounds).
The Urus is one model in the luxury segment that does not require an update to boost sales. Since its introduction four years ago, Lamborghini’s Super SUV has already produced over 20,000 units. It assisted the people of Sant’Agata Bolognese in achieving their best half-year sales ever in H1 2022, delivering 5,090 vehicles. The spiritual successor to the LM002 accounted for 61% of the total volume.
Although the Urus is a huge success, Lamborghini can’t ignore newcomers like the Aston Martin DBX and the upcoming Ferrari Purosangue. To that end, the hot Performante derivative is breaking cover today with more power and less weight. The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 has been massaged to produce an additional 16 horsepower, for a total of 666 horsepower. The torque has remained constant at 850 Newton-meters (627 pound-feet).
The Urus has been put on a diet to lose 47 kilogrammes (104 pounds) of fat in order to improve performance even further. In that regard, the Performante reduces the 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint time by three-tenths of a second to 3.3 seconds. The family sports car on stilts will reach 190 mph (306 km/h), or roughly the same as before. If you want to go even faster in an SUV, the more powerful DBX707 has a top speed of 193 mph (310 km/h).
Aside from gaining power and losing weight, the Lamborghini Urus Performante has had its chassis lowered by 20 millimeters (0.8 inches) while the tracks have been widened by 16 mm (0.6 in). Beefier carbon fiber wheel arches host optional 23-inch or forged 22-inch wheels featuring titanium bolts and bespoke Pirelli Trofeo R tires.
The fastest production SUV at Pikes Peak is actually 25 millimeters (almost an inch) longer than before after making changes to the front and rear bumpers. Tweaks to the roof-mounted spoiler have also been made and include carbon fiber fins derived from the Aventador SVJ to help increase rear downforce by 38 percent. Overall, downforce is up by 8 percent compared to the non-Performante spec.
The Urus Performante comes standard with an Akrapovic exhaust and numerous carbon fibre pieces, including the lower rear bumper and diffuser. A new differential, as well as a faster rear-wheel-steering system, help to distribute torque more efficiently. Lamborghini has also re-calibrated the front-wheel steering for a more direct feel.
In addition to the standard driving modes, the 2023 Urus includes Rally for improved performance on dirt roads. The anti-roll and damping systems have been redesigned to handle rougher surfaces and increase the SUV’s versatility, as suggested by the daring ST-X concept unveiled a few years ago.
The interior remains largely unchanged, with the exception of new hexagonal seat stitching, a Dark Package, and revised graphics for the driver’s display and infotainment touchscreen. As before, the Ad Personam programme offers a plethora of customization options, including red door handles, bespoke side sills, aluminium accents, and a plethora of leather and Alcantara options.
In the United States, the 2023 Lamborghini Urus Performance starts at $260,676. Surprisingly, the Chinese-market SUV will be limited to 640 horsepower “for homologation purposes.”
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