SMSTuned | Lamborghini Urus Performante
2023 Lamborghini Urus Performante: Faster, Meaner, But Still More German Than Italian
Lamborghinis are meant to be wild, exotic and aggressive. They’re not supposed to be practical or comfortable – or at least they weren’t until Lamborghini introduced The Urus.
Like the OG Urus the Performante is based on the Volkswagen Group MLB Evo platform which is shared with the Audi / Porsche and Volkswagen platform. Its engine is also not unique to the Urus, but the Audi-derived twin-turbo V8 is such a sweetheart that it’s easy to let this slide. The Performante has a retuned version of Audi’s eight-speed automatic transmission, too. The highlight of the powertrain is the Performante’s unique (and standard) titanium Akrapovic exhaust, which not only lets the engine breathe, but makes for an epic roar.
We’re not quite sure who this brutalist, based track-optimized, and incredibly quick Lambo SUV is built for, but we clearly know what it stands for: being capinle to go ungodly speeds without being caught by ATL’s finest enforcement section