The 2023 Lamborghini Urus Performante has finally been unveiled with a more aggressive appearance than the basic model. it adopts the moniker used for more powerful variations of Lamborghini’s Gallardo and Huracan supercars, providing more power, less weight, and better handling than the standard Lamborghini urus. This has been achieved by gaining 16 horses (for a total of 657), claims to have lost 104 pounds, and now rides on steel springs rather than air springs. It also has updated aesthetics.
Lamborghini urus performante Exterior
It has a redesigned fascia that is still committed to absorbing as much atmosphere as it can. Just take a look at how much of its air intake’s surface area they occupy. It has the appearance of a monster’s mouth. According to Lamborghini, the redesigned bumper design increases engine cooling, and an air curtain now directs airflow over the front wheels. The hood has also undergone redesigning, not only to appear cooler with deeper cut lines but also to be more aerodynamic and lighter. The latter is due to its brand-new carbon-fibre design.
At the rear end, the Performante features a uniquely crafted rear spoiler that boosts downforce by 38%. A set of standard titanium exhaust tips are surrounded by a rear bumper and diffuser that are also composed of carbon fibre. It is almost an inch longer than a conventional Urus thanks to changes to the front and back exteriors.
Lamborghini urus performante interior
The inside of the Performante is very similar to that of the less expensive model. It debuts a novel hexagonal motif for the seat stitching in addition to the regular microsuede cabin materials. The doors, headliner, and seatbacks, among other places, can all have different colour and trim options. The Ad Personam program from Lamborghini, of course, enables consumers to further customize their Urus. Red door knobs and matte carbon-fibre embellishments are two cool options.
Engine, power and performance
Similar to the normal Urus, the Performante has a 4.0-liter V-8 twin-turbo engine. Both variants generate the same 627 pound-feet of torque, however, the more aggressive model has 16 more horsepower (657 vs. 641) and produces the same amount of torque (627 pound-feet). Using an eight-speed automatic transmission, that power is still distributed to all four wheels. By 0.3 seconds, according to Lamborghini, the Performante beats the standard Urus from 0 to 62 mph. It’s timing from zero to 124 mph is also claimed to be 1.3 ticks quicker, requiring 11.5 seconds.
The Performante’s eight-speed Urus gearbox has been returned, and the all-wheel-drive system has a new centre differential that transfers more torque rearward. In addition, the drivetrain has been recalibrated to work with the addition of a Rally drive mode.
Lightweight 22-inch forged wheels are standard on the Urus Performante, however, 23-inch rollers are also an option. Even more noteworthy is the set of extremely sticky Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires that are offered. According to Lamborghini, they are the first semi-slick tires Pirelli has created for an SUV. The rears of the 22s are 10mm wider than those of the normal Urus and measure 285/40 up front and 325/35 in back.
Lamborghini Urus performante pricing
The 2023 Lamborghini Urus Performante is expected to hit the market by the end of the year, with a starting price of $264,871. That’s over $35,000 more than the basic price of the 2022 Urus, which was $229,495.