2023 Lamborghini Urus Performante

Worried about driving Incognito in the Urus S? Performante screams german tuning

2023 lamborghini urus performante
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Urus Performante
2022 - Present
Still In Production
4.0L V8 engine
657 hp @6,000 rpm
627 lb-ft
0 - 62 MPH
3.3 seconds
190 mph

The Lamborghini Urus Performante is a top-of-the-line trim in the Lambo SUV lineup. It is tailor-made for those who want that extra oomph, excitement, and thrill in their life. After all, that’s what a Lamborghini is known for, and some seem to think their Urus is not fast enough…

The Performante engineers have worked hard to make it special in every department. So let’s see what an extra $50,000 can get you on top of the Urus base price of $235,000!

Urus Performante’s Exterior Styling

Lamborghini embellished the Urus Performante with a ton of carbon fiber parts, looking as if they were coming straight from some mean German tuning shop, and to complete the German tunning look, the Urus has lowered the stance.

Performante Urus has a 20 mm lower ride height compared to the base variant, not only helping with handling but also adding flavor to the vehicle’s aesthetics. One look at the SUV, and you can see how dangerously close the 22-inch Pirelli tires are to the carbon-fiber wheel flares. The entire look is a pure stance, and pray your local department of transportation gives you the smoothest of the smooth asphalt, or you will regret the look 😉

2023 lamborghini urus performante

At the front of the vehicle, apart from the common design elements, the Lamborghini Urus Performante gets an intricately designed carbon fiber hood. On top of that, there are brand-new air vents or hood scoops, as some might call them, to help dissipate heat from the engine. The vents are designed to also aid with aerodynamics and divert airflow in the right places for better downforce.

2023 lamborghini urus performante

The story in the rear is similar to the front in terms of features. You get new carbon fiber elements at the back, including a functional spoiler and an Akrapovic quad exhaust system that never fails to bring out the roar of the Urus’s V8.

If the body is not screaming enough for you, you can opt for a  carbon fiber rooftop available in a shiny and matte finish to pair with some pretty loud color schemes.

The Italian automotive manufacturer has a rich color palette that allows you to go bold with flashy colors. You can opt for the Rosso Marc Metallic, Rosso Anteros, or Arancio Borealis. But if you ask us, the Giallo Auge looks the best on the Urus Performante. Every enthusiast knows how good yellow looks on a Lamborghini, and it’s the same with the Performante. The SUV looks wicked in Lambo’s yellow color scheme, especially with the highlights of carbon fiber all around the vehicle.

If none of these colors are your cup of tea, you can choose from 70+ others on offer by Lamborghini.

Enhanced Interior Cabin 

2023 lamborghini urus performante interior

The Lamborghini Urus SUV is the only vehicle offered by the Italian manufacturer that gives you space to store luggage and seats for more than one passenger. That’s a luxury in itself if you have never driven anything other than a Lambo in your life.

Thankfully, you get much more than just space to fit people and cargo. When you first sit in the Urus Performante, the cockpit-style interior greets you with fervor. You get tons of buttons, dials, and touch panels to play around with. And they are all around the cabin, with the center console getting the majority share.

In typical Audi fashion, the big sister company VW is offering two screens in the center console. It looks impressive, and they are actually fairly easy to control. One is used to access the infotainment features, while the other is for more general settings such as toggling with the climate control, turning the seat heating on or off, etc. Inside, you also get Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, voice-activated controls, wireless charging, and an outlet for the Lamborghini Sensonum 17-speaker audio system. You have the option to upgrade this setup to the 21-speaker one produced by Bang & Olufsen.

The materials used to adorn the cabin are also high-quality, with Alcantara leather being used all around the interior. The leather’s premium finish is teamed up with an aluminum-anodized black trim in other places.

Luckily, you have the option to play around with the colors inside in the same way as the exterior. If you like to contrast your exterior paint job with a different theme inside, you have the option to do so. Please don’t go for a plain black interior; it sure looks mean, but if you go Lambo, go all the way!

Performance To Match the Looks

The Lamborghini Urus Performante has the same 4.0L V8 power unit as the Urus S. The performance specifications are the same, with no changes in the hp and torque figures. The higher-end SUV makes the same 657 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque.

Yes, you heard it, there is not a single more HP added in the ‘performante’ package 😉

But then, what makes the Performante special and different? What justifies its higher price?

The answer lies in the usage of carbon fiber throughout this vehicle. The Lamborghini Urus Performante is around 104 lbs. lighter than the Urus S variant. So, even though both SUVs have the same engine, the Performante is faster.

The SUV can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 3.3 seconds compared to the Urus S’s 3.5 seconds. That’s almost 2-tenths faster!

To the untrained mind, that might not look like too much of a difference, but people who follow motorsports know how important a tenth can be in terms of pace.

As evidence, you can look at the vehicle’s Pikes Peak time of 10:32.064. When you compare that with a near competitor such as the Bentley Bentayga’s 10:49.902, you can see that the Urus is an all-round performer.

World-class Handling in One Package

The Lamborghini Urus Performante is nothing but a treat to drive. This SUV is lower to the ground, which means the center of gravity is lower. In other words, the Performante sticks to the tarmac like glue. You can maneuver this beast any way you want, and it will faithfully respond.

Responsive steering helps a lot in this regard, and so does the AWD system. Lamborghini has designed the AWD setup to be 40/60 rear-biased. So, even though you get performance on the front wheels, more power goes to the rear. All of that helps with punchy acceleration and easy maneuvering through corners.

Safety Features

The Lamborghini Urus Performante has a vast range of driver-assistance features that are the industry standard. You get adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert system, self-parking assist, and night vision camera, among other things.

The airbags are standard and placed strategically around the car for maximum crash protection.

Head-to-Head Competition

The only real competitor to the Lamborghini Urus Performante is the Ferrari Purosangue. That’s because the prancing horse has produced their SUV as a direct competitor to the raging bull’s Urus.

Yes, others are either better or worse than the Urus, but the legendary battle between Ferrari and Lamborghini makes their fight more exciting. The Audi RS Q8, BMW X6 M, BMW X5 M, and Porsche Cayenne Turbo are some honorable mentions.

How Much Does a Lamborghini Urus Performante Cost?

The Lamborghini Urus Performante is the top-of-the-line variant of the Italian SUV. Therefore, it has a starting price of $270,000.

The higher asking price is due to the extra carbon fiber elements we see on the vehicle. They help in reducing the curb weight of the SUV. Hence their importance is paramount.

Lamborghini Urus Performante Specs

Model Urus Performante
Vehicle Type Front-engine all-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door SUV
Price $270,000 (est.)
Engine 4.0L V8 engine
Displacement 3,996 cm^3
Power 657 hp @6,000 rpm
Torque 627 lb-ft
Transmission 8-speed automatic
Acceleration 0-62 mph in 3.3 seconds
Top Speed 190 mph
Comb. Cons. 16.7 mpg
Comb. C02 Emissions: 320g/km
Wheelbase 3,006 mm
Length 5,137 mm
Width 2,181 mm
Height 1,618 mm
Dry Weight 4,740 lbs.

The Lamborghini Urus Performante is the Italian brand’s crown jewel at the moment. It is selling like hotcakes on a summer bake sale and even that is an understatement. The enthusiast circle loves his vehicle because of its looks, its performance on the road, and the legacy it carries. IMHO, If you are about to spend $200k+ on an SUV, might as well splurge for the performante package.

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