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Lamborghini Urus Taken To New Levels Of Extreme

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If you can’t wait for the Lamborghini Urus Performante to arrive, this looks like a good alternative.

German tuner ABT is renowned for giving Volkswagens and Audis the aftermarket treatment. This time, however, ABT has given the Lamborghini Urus a serious performance upgrade. With 640 horsepower on tap, the Urus isn't exactly underpowered and is famous for being one of the fastest SUVs on the planet, but ABT has cranked up the super SUV's twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 to 700 horsepower. That's only seven horsepower less than the supercharged Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. All that power is still sent through an eight-speed automatic.

Torque has also increased from 627 lb-ft in the standard Urus to an impressive 671 lb-ft. That's slightly more than the Trackhawk, which has 645 lb-ft of torque. According to ABT, the extra muscle has shaved off two-tenths of a second from 0-62 mph sprint time, which now takes only 3.4 seconds. For comparison, that's only 0.1 seconds slower than the mighty Trackhawk. ABT hasn't said whether the modifications have increased the top speed, however. In standard form, the Urus tops out at 189.5 mph – only the Bentley Bentayga Speed has beaten it, with a top speed of 190 mph.

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Rumors suggest Lamborghini is already developing a hardcore Performante version of the Urus that is expected to arrive within two years. As well as an obligatory power upgrade, expect the Urus Performante to feature more aggressive exterior with larger front air intakes and more muscular fenders fitting larger tires. It will also likely get a larger diffuser and more prominent exhaust pipes, as well as a version of Lamborghini's active aero system used on the Huracan Performante and Aventador SVJ models.

Inside, the interior is likely to be upgraded with sport seats and Alcantara upholstery accents. If you can't wait for the Urus Performante to arrive, however, ABT's upgraded Urus looks like a worthy alternative.