New Lamborghini Urus Performante unleashed - 666 hp, 0 to 100 in just 3.3 seconds
It's lower, wider, lighter, and more powerful than the regular Urus
Lamborghini has taken the wraps off the Urus Performante, which is essentially a more extreme version of the Urus.
Ahead of 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 4,302 meters in 10:32.064, beating the previous 2018 record of 10:49.902.
With deep cuts in the hood lines down to the new front bumper, the bonnet is forged from lightweight carbon fiber in body colour or partially visible carbon fiber as an option.
While 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 super sports heritage.
There's also a new air curtain which draws airflow over the front wheels within an aerodynamic design theme that decreases drag the new bonnet’s air outlet contribute to the overall aerodynamics efficiency and helps the engine cooling. The newly-designed rear spoiler, increases rear downforce of the Urus Performante by 38%.
Meanwhile, new steel springs lower the Performante’s chassis by 20 mm, with a wheel track that is broader by 16 mm, over which wider carbon fiber wheel arches embrace new optional 23- or forged 22-inch lightweight wheels with titanium bolts and specially developed Pirelli tires.
Inside, the cockpit features Nero Cosmus 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 extension of the Performante trim on doors, roof-lining, seat backrest and rear wall, with further Ad Personam customization including interior matt carbon fiber details, red door handles, and a customized kickplate with Ad Personam logo.
The black Alcantara/leather steering wheel is trimmed in matt black as well as the Aluminum interior trim in black anodized.
With the optional “Dark Package”, the matt black treatment can be extended to other interior details including the lever of the Urus’ central ‘Tamburo’, hosting controls such as the start/stop button and drive mode selector.
A new HMI graphic, with a dedicated design for the Urus Performante, features on both the center console screen and in a large arc across the main display.
The Performante’s power is increased by 16 hp to 666 hp, and its weight reduced by 47 kg, enabling it to accelerating from 0-100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds, and braking from 100 km to standstill in 32.9 m, the Urus Performante produces 850 Nm of torque at 2,300 to 4,500 rpm, with its benchmarking longitudinal abilities including a top speed of 306 km/h matched by its responsiveness, handling and stability.
Aerodynamic efficiency is improved, and overall downforce increases by 8%. Torque distribution is optimized thanks to a new differential, delivering a ratio increase from 3.16 to 3.4 in drive conditions and from 3.02 to 3.33 when coasting.