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2022 Pebble Beach Motor Show: Lamborghini Urus Performante unveiled

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Only on 19 August, Lamborghini unveiled the Urus Performanceante with a teaser video, and in less than 24 hours Lamborghini has revealed the current version of the Urus in its entirety, not as an EVO, but as a simple performance vehicle: the Urus Performante. Apart from a more distinctive aerodynamic package, the biggest difference in the Urus Performante is a small increase in power to 666 CV, but also a weight reduction of 47 kg. The best proof of its strength is the fact that Mobil Lamborghini has already set a class record of 10 minutes 32 seconds 06 for the Urus Performante at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb before its launch.

The Lamborghini Urus Performante is different in appearance from the usual Urus, with a more imposing front bumper and more elements of performance technology, such as the multi-layered manifold intake shape and the carbon fibre lower edge spoiler. The side skirts, rear bumper, spoiler rear wing and underbody splitter are also made of carbon fibre, as is the exhaust system under the rear bumper, which is made of titanium by Akrapovič.

The exterior of the Urus Performante has been given a more imposing aerodynamic package, with many details of aerodynamic design, and the extensive introduction of carbon fibre is in keeping with the performance-oriented design of the product. In addition to the styling changes, the height of the Urus Performante has been reduced by 20mm and the wheelbase has been slightly increased by 16mm thanks to a 22″ (or 23″) lightweight tyre set, giving the super SUV an even more subdued and ready-to-go attitude in line with its performance status. The Urus Performante also changes its driving modes, which are already available in a wide range of driving conditions, with the addition of a Rally setting for even greater variety of driving pleasure.

The height of the Urus Performante has been reduced by 20mm, the wheels have been replaced with 22″ or 23″ lightweight wheels, the wheelbase has been increased by 16mm and a new Rally mode has been added to the driving range. The most important aspect of the performance is that the performance version of the Urus was predicted to receive a significant increase in power, but Lamborghini has announced that the Urus Performante will still be powered by a 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo engine with a maximum power of 666 CV (approximately 490 kW) and a maximum torque of 86.7 kgm. The most important aspect of the Urus Performante is the use of lightweight materials, which has reduced the weight of the vehicle by some 47 kg and enabled the performance version of the super SUV to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and to reach a top speed of 306 km/h.

The interior of the Lamborghini is finished in black Alcantara and carbon fibre, and a Dark Package will be available to give the interior buttons and controls a blacked-out, exclusive look. The Lamborghini Urus Performante is priced at 218,487 Euros in Europe, 260,676 US dollars in the US and almost 3.3 million RMB in China, although the Chinese version will have a slightly lower power output, coming in at 640CV. As for the Taiwan market, there is no definite timetable for its arrival.

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