The Lamborghini Urus Performante – Raising The Bar On The Super SUV

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The Lamborghini Urus Performante – Raising The Bar On The Super SUV

The new benchmark for Super SUV fun-to-drive performance.

Car Lamborghini recently announced the Urus Performante, which raises the bar for Super SUV sportiness and performance with design accents that reflect the new Urus’ prowess on street, track and loose surfaces. The Urus Performante settles in at first glance with a new level of powerful styling that confirms the supersport engineering within.

Before its premiere, the Urus Performante set a new record in the production SUV category on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Road, crossing the finish line at 4302 meters (14,115 feet) in 10:32.064 and the previous 2018 record of 10 to beat: 49,902.

“The Urus Performante takes the outstanding performance and distinctive look of Lamborghini’s ground-breaking Super-SUV to the next level, retaining its luxurious versatility and delivering the most engaging driving experience: not just on the road, but in every environment, distinguished by an alluring design that sets new benchmarks for driving dynamics in what is already a remarkable car,” says Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini Chairman, and CEO.

The Lamborghini Urus Performante - Raises the bar on the Super SUV

“The Urus set a new standard with its launch, taking Lamborghini’s design DNA and technological talent and delivering the world’s first Super SUV for a new era: the Urus Performante sets the bar even higher for the SUV -segment.”

Designed for performance

The Lamborghini Urus Performante - Raises the bar on the Super SUV

The Urus Performante resonates with bold, aeronautical dynamics, from the first glance, at every corner: it is not only from the front that the Performante commands the road. A cleaner, sharper, more prominent hood and bumper design immediately emphasizes the Performante’s supersport genetics, yet retains the Urus’ innate elegance. The Urus Performante’s extensive use of composite materials makes it the car with the highest number of carbon fiber parts in its segment.

“The Urus Performante’s very bold and characterful design perfectly integrates the improved aerodynamics that include the front bumper’s air curtain, with significant visual differentiation, including the new lightweight carbon fiber engine hood and extensive use of carbon fiber throughout reminiscent of its ‘Performante’ heritage. This benchmark Urus is designed as a unique driver-oriented Super SUV,” says Mitja BorkertHead of Design.

With deep cuts in the hood lines up 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 references Lamborghini super sports models such as Huracán Performante and Super Trofeo.

The Lamborghini Urus Performante - Raises the bar on the Super SUV

The front bumper and splitter in carbon fiber sport assertive new lines: new black front air intakes deliver increased engine cooling and maximum expression of the SUV’s supersport heritage. A new air curtain draws airflow over the front wheels, within an aerodynamic design theme that reduces drag. The new bonnet air outlet contributes to the overall aerodynamic efficiency and helps to cool the engine. The newly designed rear spoiler increases the rear downforce of the Urus Performante by 38%.

New steel springs lower the Performante’s chassis by 20 mm, with a wheel track that is 16 millimeters wider, over which wider carbon fiber wheel arches hug new optional 23” or forged 22” lightweight wheels with titanium studs and specially developed Pirelli tires.

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 Lamborghini Urus Performante - Raises the bar on the Super SUV

The lower rear bumper and diffuser are also carbon fiber with a lightweight titanium Akrapovič sports exhaust as standard, developing its signature Lamborghini resonance depending on the selected driving mode. The two-tone color scheme emphasizes the dynamism of this Performante model: against the body colour, features such as black-painted door handles, CFK air outlets over the hood and CFC bed flap.

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 including interior matte carbon fiber detailing, red door handles, and a custom kick plate with Ad Personam logo .

The Lamborghini Urus Performante - Raises the bar on the Super SUV

The black Alcantara/leather steering wheel is finished in matte black, as is the aluminum interior trim in black anodized. With the optional “Dark Package”, the matte black treatment can be extended to other interior details, including the lever of the Urus’ central ‘TAMBURO’, host controls such as the start/stop button and drive mode selector. 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.

Design for management

“The Urus Performante takes to the road as a lightweight, polished athlete. Its muscular stance, distinctive design, V8 twin-turbo powerplant and lightweight sports exhaust establish it through sight, sound and experience as the most exciting contender on every road, track and loose surface. It’s a super sports car driver’s SUV,” says Rouven MohrChief Technical Officer.

The Performante’s power is increased by 16 CV to 666 CV, and its weight is reduced by 47 kg, giving it a best-in-class weight-to-power ratio of 3.2. The Urus Performante accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds, and brakes from 100 km to a standstill in 32.9 m, and delivers 850 Nm of torque at 2,300 to 4,500 rpm, with its benchmarking longitudinal capabilities, including a 06 top speed km/h to match its responsiveness, handling and stability.

The Lamborghini Urus Performante - Raises the bar on the Super SUV

Aerodynamic efficiency is improved, and overall downforce increases by 8%. Torque distribution has been optimized thanks to a new differential, which delivers a ratio increase from 3.16 to 3.4 in drive conditions and from 3.02 to 3.33 when coasting.

The Pirelli P Zero tires (sizes 285/40 R22 and 325/35 R22) come with an evolution of the Urus Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R: for the first time, the Pirelli semi-slick tire has been developed to meet the characteristics of ‘ n SUV, with this particular variant developed in collaboration with Lamborghini. The result of the collaboration is a tire with increased versatility, delivering high performance on dry asphalt with high ambient temperatures and on wet surfaces with colder temperatures.

At the wheel, the Urus Performante gives the driver a new intimacy with the road beneath him, with improved agility, feedback and sport orientation. A recalibration of the front wheel steering improves connection to the road with precise inputs and direct feedback. The rear-wheel steering’s quicker intervention increases turn-in agility, complemented by torque vectoring from the rear differential, both on-road and in off-road mode.

The redesigned driving modes enable the Urus Performante pilot to choose the perfect setup for each environment: in STRADA, the Urus offers a comfortable and luxurious ride with smooth damping. In SPORT mode, the driver enjoys improved throttle response, with rear-wheel steering nimble at low speeds and more stable at high speeds, with fun-to-drive oversteer characteristics and a quicker gear change: the sportier chassis setup includes new stiffer steel springs and specific dampers’ tuning, maximizes feedback to engage the pilot in serious driving fun.

In CORSA, the Urus Performante’s racing car personality is unleashed with excellent handling: high-speed stability, flat cornering supported by the active anti-roll bars, and maximum damping, while the sports exhaust reminds those inside and out that it’s a Lamborghini built on supersport heritage.

The Lamborghini Urus Performante - Raises the bar on the Super SUV

In addition to the standard driving modes, the Urus Performante introduces a new RALLY selection, which elevates the Super SUVs fun-to-drive sportiness to an exciting new level on dirt roads. Its oversteer character is enhanced with anti-roll and damping systems optimized for steel springs on rougher and more extreme surfaces, raising the bar for a new level of Super SUV performance.

The Chinese market will enjoy the technical upgrades delivered by the new Urus Performante, with engine power set to 640 CV for homologation reasons.

Prices Without Tax And Delivery

First delivery to the customer within the end of 2022

Italy 215 261
UK 170,260 GBP
Europe 218 487
USA 260 676 $
China 3,297,290 RMB (including VAT)



Automobili Lamborghini SpA is an Italian brand and manufacturer of luxury sports cars and SUVs based in Sant’Agata Bolognese.

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