Are they preparing a 750hp Lamborghini Urus Performante in Sant’Agata, or might it be the 820hp Urus Hibrido, while other sources depict the test mule currently being photographed as the mid-life facelift model, a Urus EVO perhaps?
Right from the introduction of the Urus in 2018, Lamborghini claimed it would become the first production car in hybrid form from Sant’Agata, the Sián isn’t really a production model right, but three years later we still haven’t seen the Urus Hibrido unveiled.
But recently we’ve seen multiple photographs of a Urus test mule out in the snow and driving around the factory in Sant’Agata … and it featured a different front and rear design, many dubbed it the Urus EVO, the mid-life facelift for Lamborghini’s Super SUV … but is it?
According to Car Magazine, this test mule is the 2022 Urus facelift, and it will include a Hibrido, this PHEV version will come with a Urus 2.0 evolution, and no sooner, the rumor is the MY2022 Urus will come with a slight power increase to 675 hp (only 25 hp more than the current Urus).
But the Urus Hibrido will be the most powerful Super SUV to date, packing as much as 820 hp combined, a Porsche sourced ICE LK5 engine is mentioned that will deliver 600 hp while the hybrid part adds 220 hp to this. Chances are the Urus Hibrido will pack up to 250 kg of additional weight, but her transmission could cope with 125kW of electric power for a total of 660lb-ft of torque.
These figures would put the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid to shame with 449 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, while the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid comes in at 465 hp and also 516 lb-ft of torque, while the Porsche gets 100kW electric power … the Urus Hibrido would shatter both on the open road, despite the 250kg penalty in weight.
Many articles mention a Urus Sport RS, with more power than the current model, but that name sounds strange to me, what if Lamborghini is preparing to launch a Urus Performante, a more potent, lighter version … wouldn’t that be better than calling it RS?
Rumor has it the Lamborghini Urus Performante would come with a 100hp power increase to 750hp, but also lose weight compared to the standard Urus, anything between 50kg to 80kg is mentioned, and she would come with more aggressive styling … and isn’t that exactly what this test mule showcases?
The test mule comes with additional air intakes underneath the headlights, and the side intakes on the bumper are different too, even at the rear we noticed the air vent is moved toward the rear wheels, and on that test car, the exhausts don’t look the same either.
Wouldn’t it be great to get a Urus from the factory with a carbon fiber hood, roof, and part of the rear hatch, combined with rearview mirrors, door handles and lower body panels in carbon fiber too, and while we’re at it, a set of cross spokes wheels inspired by the Huracán STO units.
On the inside combine this with Alcantara covered lightweight carbon fiber seats and lots of visible carbon fiber on the dashboard, central console, and door panels … I sure wouldn’t mind a Super SUV like that.