Lamborghini launches Urus Performante in Sydney

Unveiled amidst much fanfare at Sydney’s hip and groovy Bar M, the Lamborghini Urus Performante has arrived down under. Powered by a 490kW 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine, it’s the Italian car maker’s most inclusive supercar yet.

By inclusive we mean it’s designed for the whole family to enjoy because it’s an SUV, but the comparison to your average off roader ends right there. This thing has 850Nm of torque on tap for goodness sake.

The Urus fills that middle ground for those who want to drive a Lamborghini, but need it to be family friendly and good for everyday. Producing an SUV that keeps the passion of the brand alive by making it more accessible has made this car very popular.

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Take that though, and punch it up to Performante level and you have a vehicle that still delivers the everyday, but can haul booty on the track as well. Steel springs bring down the the centre of gravity for a stiffer ride, making this one rather large sports car.

Lower than its siblings by 20mm, as well as being 47kg lighter, the extensive use of carbon in places like the roof and front bumper reduces drag, which in turn provides better handling.

Capable of accelerating to 100km/h in 3.3 seconds, with a top speed of 306km/h, the new model features specific drive mode calibrations and a new RALLY mode for dirt tracks. It’s a car so good it set a new record on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb road.

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Inside the 2023 Lamborghini Urus Performante (overseas model shown)

A titanium exhaust system has also been added, which helps with weight reduction and creates that beautiful note we all expect from a bull (Lamborghini’s iconic logo). Inside, there’s a real jet fighter feel to the cockpit’s design.

Inside, the cockpit features Nero Cosmus black Alcantara as standard with a new hexagonal seat stitching design, the “Performante trim”, and further options including a leather interior.

Dedicated color and trim options include extension of the Performante trim on doors, roof-lining, seat backrest and rear wall, with further Ad Personam customisation including interior matt carbon fibre details, red door handles, and a custom kickplate.

The black Alcantara/leather steering wheel is trimmed in matt black and the aluminium interior trim is anodised black. An optional Dark Package adds matt black treatment can to other interior details.

Locally, the Lamborghini Urus Performante is priced at around $465,876 plus on-roads depending on the options you choose to add, with first customer deliveries expected before mid-year.

The current spec Urus could well be the last non-hybrid version, with Lamborghini to switch to EV influence next year, ahead of their first fully electric models in 2028.

There’s currently an 18-month wait if you want one, but if you’re keen to own one, and need finance, check out CreditOne.

Courtney Lorking
Courtney Lorking
Courtney has a passion for cars, having began her working life as a mechanic and then moved on to other roles within the automotive industry. She's the author of the book Love Yourself First, Mumma and a proud single mum.

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