The Lamborghini Urus could be considered a sort of trailblazer in certain ways. Sure, a lot of gearheads will hate it because of what it represents: the dilution of the Lamborghini brand. And yet, the hyper-SUV is popular, good-looking and in extremely high demand. Could you fault Lamborghini for making it? No. Just like you couldn’t fault the people from Mansory for making an exterior kit for it or improving its horsepower figures.
In developing this outrageous creation, the people from Mansory enlisted the help of MTM. Both in terms of visual drama and the power offered by the 4.0-liter V8 under the hood, the tuners have seriously upgraded the Urus. The SUV now has even more edges thanks to Mansory’s dramatic redesign, which includes massive air intakes that are likely visible from the moon. The aero modification also adds a hefty diffuser that houses a centrally positioned triple exhaust system with trapezoidal finishers.
MTM was in charge of getting the engine to produce much more power. To manage the added load, the aftermarket specialists installed two larger turbochargers, an enhanced intake system, a modified air filter, and a stronger ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. With 1,001 horsepower, this Urus is now on par with what the original Bugatti Veyron’s quad-turbo W16 8.0-liter engine used to make. MTM’s stage 3 package increased torque to a mountain-moving 922 pound-feet, which is electronically regulated to prevent damage to the already stressed-out gearbox.
Although performance figures have not been released, this monster from Sant’Agata Bolognese will definitely outperform a normal Urus. And it’s not like the standard version is slow in any way, taking 3.6 seconds to reach 62 mph and max out at 190 mph. Lamborghini already announced a refresh for the Urus that should arrive somewhere in the middle of 2022. This new version could come with more than 650 HP, which is how much the standard V8 is making, as well as with some electric assistance in one way or another. We’ll just have to wait and see what the Italian company brings out when the time comes.