After a great run at the Pikes Peak climb, the ultimate Urus arrives on our shores. The Lamborghini Urus Performante has been launched in India at Rs. 4.22 crore (ex-showroom) and is set to take on the likes of the Aston DBX 707, Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo GT, and the Maserati Levante Trofeo, along with the Bentley Bentayga, and the Audi RSQ8. The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 has more grunt, now pushing out 657bhp, which is 16bhp more than the standard Urus and 850Nm of peak torque at 2300rpm. The Performante also makes extensive use of carbon fiber components throughout the SUV, helping it shave 47kg off the curb weight. This helps bring the 0-100 kmph run down to 3.3 seconds, which is 0.3 seconds faster than the standard Urus, and as before, it can clock up to a top speed of 306 kmph.
The weight-to-power ratio has also received a significant upgrade and is by far the best in its class. It is lighter on its feet and is complemented by the aerodynamic design, chassis setup and sporty driving dynamics with specific drive mode calibration, including the new Rally mode dedicated only to the Performante version of the Urus.
The Urus Performante is bold and has aero dynamics with a purer, sharper, more prominent hood and bumper design that helps differentiate this version from the standard Urus. The car uses extensive composite materials with the most carbon fiber parts in its segment. With deep cuts in the hood lines down to the new front bumper, the hood, including the air outlet, is forged from lightweight carbon fiber in body color or partially visible carbon fiber as an option. A roof in optional carbon fiber refers to Lamborghini super sports models such as Huracan Performante and Super Trofeo.
In profile, the Urus Performante’s lowered stance is accentuated by its prominent front and rear wing and bumper, increasing its overall length by 25mm. The rear of the Urus Performante is equally distinctive through its purposeful high-performance design. A rear spoiler with carbon fiber fins takes design inspiration from the Aventador SVJ and contributes to the increased downforce. The lower rear bumper and diffuser are also carbon fiber with a lightweight titanium Akrapovic sports exhaust as standard.
Inside, the cabin has Nero Cosmos black Alcantara as standard with a new hexagonal seat stitching design, the “Performante trim”, and further options including a leather interior. Dedicated color and trim options include an extension of the Performante finish on doors, roof lining, seat back and rear wall, with further Ad Personam customization. It features matte carbon fiber detailing on the interior, red door handles and a custom kick plate with Ad Personam logo. The black Alcantara/leather steering wheel is finished in matt black, as is the aluminum interior trim in black anodised. A new HMI graphic, with a dedicated design for the Urus Performante, appears on both the center console display and in a large arch over the main display.