The Lamborghini Urus Performante – Raising the bar for the Super SUV


Automobili Lamborghini announces the Urus Performante, raising the bar for Super SUV sportiness and performance with design accents that reflect the new Urus’ prowess on the road, track and soft surfaces. The Urus Performante imposes itself at first glance with a powerful new level of styling that affirms the super sporty engineering inside.

Ahead of its premiere, the Urus Performante set a new production SUV class record on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Road, crossing the finish line at 4,302 meters (14,115 ft) in 10:32.064 and beating the previous 2018 record of 10:49.902.

“The Urus Performante takes the supreme performance and distinctive appearance of Lamborghini’s revolutionary Super SUV to the next level, retaining its luxurious versatility and delivering the most engaging driving experience: not just on the road but in any environments, distinguished by an alluring design that denotes new benchmarks for driving dynamism in what is already a remarkable car,” says Stephan Winkelmann, Chairman and CEO of Lamborghini. “The Urus set a new standard when it launched, taking Lamborghini’s design DNA and technological flair and delivering the world’s first Super SUV for a new era: the Urus Performante raises the bar even further. high for the SUV segment.”

Designed for performance

The Urus Performante resonates with bold aeronautical dynamism, from the very first glance, from every angle: it is not only from the front that the Performante dominates the road. A clean, sharper and more prominent bonnet and bumper design immediately highlights the Performante’s super sporty genetics while retaining the innate elegance of the Urus. The Urus Performante’s extensive use of composite materials makes it the car with the most carbon fiber parts in its segment.

“The very bold and characterful design of the Urus Performante seamlessly integrates improved aerodynamics incorporating the front bumper air curtain, with significant visual differentiation including the new lightweight carbon fiber engine cover and “extensive use of carbon fiber, reminiscent of its ‘Performante’ heritage. This benchmark Urus is designed as a unique driver-focused Super SUV”, says design manager Mitja Borkert.

With deep cuts in the lines of the hood to the new front bumper, the hood, including the air outlet, is forged from body-color lightweight carbon fiber or partially carbon fiber visible as an option. An optional carbon-fiber roof references Lamborghini’s super-sporty models such as the Huracán Performante and Super Trofeo.

The carbon fiber front bumper and splitter feature bold new lines: new black front air intakes improve engine cooling and express the SUV’s super sporty heritage to the fullest. A new air curtain draws airflow over the front wheels, in an aerodynamic design theme that decreases drag. The new hood vent contributes to overall aerodynamic efficiency and helps with engine cooling. The newly designed rear spoiler increases the rear downforce of the Urus Performante by 38%.

New steel springs lower the Performante chassis by 20mm, with a 16mm wider wheel track, on which wider carbon fiber wheel arches encompass new optional lightweight 23″ or forged wheels 22″ with titanium bolts and specially developed Pirelli tyres.

In profile, the lowered stance of the Urus Performante is accentuated by its prominent front spoiler, rear spoiler and bumper, increasing its overall length by 25mm. The rear of the Urus Performante also stands out with its targeted high-performance design. A rear spoiler with carbon fiber fins is inspired by the design of the Aventador SVJ and contributes to the increase in downforce.

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 drive mode selected. The two-tone livery accentuates the dynamism of this Performante model: against the body color, elements such as the black painted door handles, the CFK air outlets on the bonnet and the CFK spoiler lip.

Inside, the cockpit comes standard in Nero Cosmus black Alcantara with a new design of hexagonal seat stitching, “Performante trim” and other options including a leather interior. Dedicated color and trim options include the Performante trim extension to the doors, roof liner, seatback and rear wall, with additional Ad Personam personalization including carbon fiber interior detailing matte finish, red door handles and a personalized kick plate with the Ad Personam logo. The black Alcantara/leather steering wheel is trimmed in matte black as well as the black anodized aluminum interior trim. With the optional “Dark Package”, the matte black treatment can be extended to other interior details, including the Urus’ central “TAMBURO” lever, hosting controls such as the start/stop button and the drive mode selector. A new HMI graphic, with a design dedicated to the Urus Performante, appears both on the center console screen and in a large arc on the main screen.

Designed for driving

The Urus Performante hits the road like a lightweight, advanced athlete. Its muscular stance, distinctive design, twin-turbo V8 engine and lightweight sports exhaust make it, by sight, sound and experience, the most exciting contender on all roads, tracks and loose surfaces. This is a sports car super driver SUVsays Rouven Mohr, Technical Director.

The Performante’s power is increased by 16 HP to 666 HP and its weight reduced by 47 kg, giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 3.2, the best in its class. Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds, and braking from 100 km to a standstill in 32.9 m, the Urus Performante produces 850 Nm of torque from 2,300 to 4,500 rpm, with its reference longitudinal capacities including a top speed of 306 km. /h matched by its responsiveness, maneuverability and stability. Aerodynamic efficiency is improved and overall downforce increases by 8%. Torque distribution is optimized thanks to a new differential, allowing the ratio to be increased from 3.16 to 3.4 when driving and from 3.02 to 3.33 when coasting.

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

At the wheel, the Urus Performante allows the driver a new intimacy with the road below him, with increased agility, feedback and sporty orientation. A recalibration of the front wheel steering improves connection with the road with precise inputs and direct feedback. Quicker rear wheel steering intervention increases cornering agility, complemented by torque vectoring from the rear differential in both on-road and off-road mode.

Redesigned ride modes allow the Urus Performante rider to select the perfect setup for every environment: in STRADA, the Urus delivers a comfortable, luxurious ride with smooth damping. In SPORT mode, the driver benefits from enhanced throttle response, with rear wheel steering more agile at low speeds and stable at high speeds, with fun-to-drive oversteer characteristics and faster gear changing : Sportier chassis setup, including new stiffer steel springs and specific damper tuning maximize feedback to engage the rider in serious driving pleasure.

In CORSA, the race car persona of the Urus Performante is unleashed with supreme handling: high-speed stability, flat cornering supported by the active anti-roll bars and maximum damping, while the sports exhaust reminds those of inside and out it is a built Lamborghini. on the great sports heritage.

Along with the standard drive modes, the Urus Performante introduces a new RALLY selection, taking the fun-to-drive sportiness of the Super SUV to an exciting new level on dirt tracks. Its oversteer character is amplified 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 appreciate the technical improvements brought by the new Urus Performante, with an engine power set at 640 CV for homologation reasons.

Prices excluding tax and delivery

First delivery to customer by end of 2022

Italy 215 261
UK 170.260 GBP
Europe 218,487
China 3,297,290 RMB (including VAT)


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