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Lamborghini reveals Urus S with 666 HP V8 motor

Written by Rohit Tonapi

After the new Urus Performante made the headlines, Lamborghini has now introduced the Urus S. The Urus S replaces the standard Urus. Thus, alongside the Urus Performante, it forms a two-model lineup. Unlike the Urus Performante, the Urus S focuses a bit more on comfort and sophistication.

The Urus S looks a lot different too. Lamborghini has made a host of exterior tweaks that help it differentiate the Urus S from the original Urus as well as the Urus Performante. Hence, similar to what Lamborghini did with the Aventador S, the Urus S is a mid-life facelift for the high-performance SUV. 

Lamborghini Urus S – Exterior Highlights

As mentioned before, Lamborghini made a host of design tweaks to help it differentiate from the original Urus and Urus Performante. The Urus S features a slightly more aggressive-looking front bumper with a matte black-painted stainless steel skidplate, which is now standard. There’s also a new bonnet with cooling vents.

The rear bumper is also new and now features matte black lower sections. Compared to the Urus Performante, it misses out on the dual-tone bonnet and extended spoiler at the back. However, it does get new 23-inch ‘Taigete’ alloy wheels. Available wheel size ranges from 21-inch to 23-inch. 

Lamborghini Urus S – Interior Highlights

The inside of the Urus S is a lot different compared to the original Urus as well as the Urus Performante. The layout and design of the interior remain the same as before. However, customers will get many new trim and colour choices. This will allow for a greater level of customisation. The photos revealed by Lamborghini show the Urus S with a chocolate brown all-leather upholstery with contrast stitching and dark trim inserts. 

Lamborghini will reserve the darker colours, bright contrasting elements, and Alcantara inserts for the Urus Performante. However, thanks to the customisation options available, it will most likely be available with the Urus S as well.

Lamborghini Urus S – Technical Highlights

The new Urus S borrows the engine from the Urus Performante. To recap, the original Urus produced 650 HP from its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 and completed the o to 100 kmph sprint in 3.6 seconds. With the Urus Performante and now the Urus S, the engine produces 666 HP. As before, it uses an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission sending power to all four wheels. 

With the higher output, the Urus S improves upon the original Urus’ 0 to 100 kmph timing. However, the Urus S still takes 3.5 seconds, which makes it two-tenths slower than the Urus Performante. The engine in the Urus S and Urus Performante is also the most powerful iteration of the engine without electrical assistance. 

Like the original Urus, the Urus S continues to use adaptive air suspension. This is unlike the lowered, stiffer fixed coil springs from the Urus Performante. This will ensure the Urus S offers a much more comfortable ride as well as the ability to increase ride height. The latter will allow it for some off-road capability.

This is precisely why Lamborghini has also brought back the 3 off-road modes. These are – Sabbia, Neve & Terra (Sand, Snow & Mud). On the other hand, the Urus Performante only comes with a ‘Rally’ mode instead. All these modes are in addition to the standard Strada, Sport and Corsa (Street, Sport & Track). The Urus S also gets a new ‘EGO’ drive mode. 

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