Behind the Scenes of the Lamborghini Urus Performante Launch in Sydney
It’s barely been a week since Lamborghini launched its latest flagship V12 Supercar – the 1000HP Lamborghini Revuelto – but the brand isn’t taking its foot off the gas pedal with the launch of the Lamborghini Urus Performante in Sydney overnight. Man of Many had a chance to attend the event and get a close look at the latest flagship SUV from Lamborghini, here’s how it went down.
The most extreme version of the brand’s blockbuster Urus ‘Super SUV’, the headline figures jump off the page like a true supercar. We’re talking about a 666 PS/850Nm twin-turbo V8 engine that propels the most powerful Urus from 0-100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, alongside a host of suspension and geometry changes designed for maximum driving pleasure.
Originally revealed at the Monterey Car Week in California last year, the Urus Performante hit the market with a new record under its belt – a blistering production SUV record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb – finishing with a time of 10:32.064. Beating the previous record (10:49.902) by more than 15 seconds.
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While this was all but a first glimpse, we struggled to get our eyes off the bright green beast sitting in the room. After a chat with the Lamborghini team, we were invited to have a closer look, taking in all the redesigned angles of the Performante.
We were particularly taken aback by the new aerodynamic additions to the front bumper bar, more aggressive, but also more efficient with new black from air intakes that deliver increased engine cooling for the more powerful engine. The visible carbon on the redesigned bonnet really draws a crowd. It’s an optional feature that we think every buyer should go for, alongside the optional carbon fibre roof of course.
The rear end of the Urus Performante is finished off by a newly designed spoiler, increasing rear downforce by 38%.
Suspension swaps air for steel springs with a track-focused setup that lowers the car by 20mm. New wheels increase the overall track by 16mm, and while that may not sound like a great deal on paper, it’s a considerable amount for a road car. We’re looking forward to testing this theory in the real world when we get the chance to drive the Performante later this year.
Most importantly, that staple Lamborghini soundtrack remains, enhanced by a lightweight Akrapovic sports exhaust that’s fitted as standard. final touches on the exterior include black painted door handles, CFK air outlets over the connect, and a CFK spoiler lip. It’s a fantastic-looking Sports SUV.
The only thing left to do is get behind the wheel, and you can catch all the latest car news, reviews, and more at Man of Many right here. For now, customers can check out the Lamborghini Urus Performante via the link below, with prices starting from $465,876 before on-road costs via the link below. Australian customer deliveries are set to begin in Q2 2023.
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