Lamborghini Urus Performante: super-SUV goes more extreme

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The new Lamborghini Urus Performante has been revealed arsenic an uprated, lightened mentation of the Italian firm’s show SUV and best-selling car. 

Set to beryllium priced from £170,260, it gains much assertive exterior styling on with updated driving dynamics and decreased levels of drag. 

Described by Lamborghini's technical brag arsenic a “lightweight, honed athlete”, the Urus Performante benefits from a 47kg value redeeming and recalibrated steering implicit the modular car.

It features a caller bonnet and outer plan features made of carbonfibre, which lend to an wide value redeeming of 47kg. 

Under the bonnet sits the aforesaid twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 motor arsenic the modular car but with an further 15bhp astatine its disposal. Power present stands astatine 656bhp and torque at 626lb ft, meaning the SUV tin question from 0-62mph successful 3.3sec and connected to a apical velocity of 190mph. 

The Urus Performante sits 20mm little and 25mm longer than the modular Urus, with a way that has been widened by 16mm. It besides gains caller carbonfibre instrumentality arches that location 22in lightweight wheels. 

A caller carbonfibre bonnet is the astir evident exterior alteration for the model. The Performante besides gains a caller aerial curtain that helps to chill the engine, portion a caller rear spoiler, inspired by the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, increases rear downforce by 38%. 

At the rear, the Urus gains a caller carbonfibre bumper and diffuser and a lightweight titanium sports exhaust supplied by Akrapovič.

Each car is finished with a bi-colour livery, portion the doorway handles, aerial outlets, spoiler articulator and bonnet are each painted black. 

Inside, the Urus Performante features achromatic Alcantara upholstery with hexagonal stitching, portion the doors, roof-lining and backrests are finished successful an improved Performante specification.

The SUV also gains a caller Rally thrust mode, which improves its driveability connected unstable grounds specified arsenic ungraded and sand. Lamborghini says it improves the anti-roll and damping systems, too.

The unveiling of the Urus Performante comes soon aft the Urus acceptable a caller unofficial accumulation SUV grounds astatine the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb successful Colorado, US.

Driven by trial operator Simone Faggioli, the Urus raced to the apical of the elevation ascent successful 10min 32.064sec - 17sec up of the erstwhile grounds holder, the Bentley Bentayga, which finished successful 10min 49.902sec successful 2018.