The Urus performante and the Base Urus compete in 3 drag strip classic: classic drag race, rolling race and brake test. See for yourself why the base Urus emerged victorious multiple times! Power and lightness may not be the only way to win at the drag strip…
The Drag Race
In the initial standing race, the base Urus gradually pulled ahead of the Performante and successfully crossed the finish line first. Despite being nearly 104 pounds heavier and having slightly lower power output than the newly introduced Performante. The driver’s quick reaction time and precise control were the decisive factors that ultimately decided the winner. It also highlighted that the modest 2 percent power increase over its predecessor (666hp vs 650hp) did not have any significant impact on real-world performance.
In the rolling race which followed later, the Performante took an early lead over the base Urus and maintained its advantage until it crossed the finish line. Both SUVs launched simultaneously during the last and final standing race attempt, but the base Urus managed to outpace its counterpart…again and secured victory. The standard Urus completed the standing quarter-mile in an impressive 11.5 seconds, while the Performante finished the race in 11.7 seconds. The irony will have it that it is exactly 2% slower for the car which has 2% more horsepower!
The performance SUV duo then proceeded to participate in two more rolling races. In the first race, starting from 50 mph (with both SUVs in street mode), the Performante showcased its dominance. It effortlessly pulled ahead of the standard Urus, crossing the half-mile finish line well before its less-powerful predecessor. However, the second rolling race saw a reversal of fortunes, with the standard version emerging as the winner.
Lastly, the Carwow team conducted a brake test, where the Urus Performante showcased its superior braking capabilities by stopping from 100 mph at a significantly shorter distance than its rival. This experiment demonstrated that the Urus Performante offers better braking performance than its predecessor despite the fact that both vehicles get standard carbon ceramic brakes.
The Urus Performante only offers 2% more power and the weight gain of 104lbs is quite insignificant compared to hits total weight of 4850lbs. So it is no wonder reaction time is what makes the difference in this video.
The regular Urus is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that produces about 650 horses and 627 pound-feet of torque while the Performante, launched as a successor to the old Urus in 2022 produces 666 hp (16 Hp more than its predecessor) and the same amount of torque. Both SUVs use the eight-speed automatic gearbox that simultaneously sends power to all four wheels. The Performante sprinted from 0-62 mph in just 3.3 seconds, SUPPOSEDLY three-tenths of a second quicker than the former.