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The new Lamborghini Urus S: SUV with the power of the Performante

Lamborghini unveiled the facelifted Urus in August at Pebble Beach in a more powerful Performante version, but the real successor to the hugely popular Super SUV in its basic form is the new S version.

The company from Sant’Agata Bolognese will for the first time sell two versions of the spiritual successor of the LM002 model. It could be said that it serves as a subtle alternative to the Performante, as much as a Lamborghini can be….

The Urus S is powered by the same upgraded 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo engine that develops 666bhp and 850Nm of torque, however, the Performante is 47kg lighter and therefore quicker. Lamborghini says the Performante accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, while the Urus S needs 3.5 seconds. The maximum speed remains the same at 305 km/h. The Urus S accelerates from 0 to 200 km/h in 1.25 seconds, so it is not to be underestimated in the competition of high-performance SUVs.

Between the premiere of the Performante and the Model S, Ferrari unveiled its Purosangue SUV with a V12 engine. These are direct rivals, and competition is also Aston Martin DBX and Bentley Bentayga Speed.

Lamborghini has included 22-inch matte titanium rims and a 23-inch bronze set. It is possible to choose a “bare” carbon roof, as well as matte or gloss black trims on the new exhaust system instead of brushed steel.

Standard equipment includes a stainless steel underbody guard in matte black, as well as a carbon engine cover with matte black air intakes. Options are dark or carbon matte or gloss detailing. The two-tone interior features new two-tone leather.

For now, there is no information about the hybrid version, but Lamborghini says that they will electrify all their models by 2024. The Urus could get a plug-in hybrid powertrain based on the one used by the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

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