Lamborghini is working on a performance version of the Urus SUV, according to a source within the company.
The Lamborghini Urus is already one of the fastest--if not THE fastest--SUV in the world. Its 4.0-L twin-turbo V8 produces 641 hp and is capable of launching the Urus from zero to sixty in just 3.6 seconds. Top speed is 190 mph. Those are numbers more commonly seen on supercars than a 4,900-pound SUV.
It’s also a big seller for Lamborghini. Nearly half of all Lambos sold last year were the Urus, and that’s expected to go over the 50% mark for 2019.
And now we’re being told that Lamborghini plans to tweak the Urus to be an even faster version of itself.
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Some news: Lamborghini is going to build a higher performance version of the Urus. For lack of a better name, we’ll just call it the Urus Performante, though that’s most certainly not the name. A well placed source recently confirmed the UP’s existence to me. Details? None. We can assume more power, less weight, tweaked suspension, better tires, and since it’s Lambo, some version of their active aero system, ALA. Timeframe? No clue, but I’d expect the Urus P to follow a similar Huracán/Performante cadence. Figure two more years until it shows up. I figure Porsche has to roll out the Cayenne Turbo Coupe GT/GT5 first, and then the high performance Urus can slot in above that thing. There will also be a high output hybrid Urus, but that’s a different vehicle. I hope Lambo also builds a more off road focused variant of the Urus. Why not?? #lamborghini #urus #urusperformante @lamborghini 🇮🇹🤘🇮🇹
The news comes courtesy of Motor Trend reporter Jonny Lieberman who posted what few details exist over on his Instagram. He quotes a "well-placed source" within Lamborghini and says that the car will almost certainly NOT be called the Urus Performante, even though it really should.
We have no details, but Lieberman expects the Urus Performante to have "more power, less weight, tweaked suspension, better tires, and since it’s Lambo, some version of their active aero system, ALA." That’s the system that makes the Lamborghini Huracan EVO and Aventador SVJ so impressive on a track.
There are also no details on when we’ll see the Urus Performante, but Lieberman expects it to come two years after the Urus’ initial release, so next year seems most likely. Porsche will have to unveil the Cayenne Turbo Coupe GT first so that the performance Urus can sit above it as the world’s fastest SUV.
We also know that a plug-in hybrid version of the Urus is in the works which is set to debut later this year or early next year. Power is expected to be boosted from an electric motor to be around 730 hp.
An off-road version of the Urus would also be super cool, but so far we haven’t heard anything from Lamborghini on this. Maybe they think the Urus is already off-road capable enough?