Lamborghini has announced the introduction of a special edition of its popular Urus model, called the Urus Performante. This exclusive variant is dedicated to the owners of the Essenza SCV12, a track-only hypercar produced in limited quantities. Reserved exclusively for the fortunate owners of the Essenza SCV12, the Urus Performante Special Edition offers a bespoke and personalized experience, allowing each customer to uniquely configure their own example of the Super SUV.
The creation of the Urus Performante Special Edition was entrusted to Lamborghini’s renowned Ad Personam department, renowned for its expertise in customization. This allowed each Essenza SCV12 owner to tailor their Urus Performante according to their preferences, incorporating dedicated design elements and racing-inspired details to enhance the vehicle’s sportiness.
One of the distinctive characteristics of the Urus Performante Special Edition is the extensive use of exposed carbon fiber elements with a choice of glossy or matte finish. These carbon fiber components include the engine hood, roof, rocker covers, mirrors, and a carbon fiber frame featuring the Lamborghini logo positioned between the rear light clusters. This generous deployment of carbon fiber further emphasizes the exclusive and high-performance nature of the Special Edition.
In order to accentuate the vehicle’s track-oriented aptitude, Lamborghini’s Centro Stile designers have developed a dedicated Ad Personam livery, providing color combinations tailored to the specific requests of each customer. The paintwork for each unit is meticulously carried out in Lamborghini’s in-house paint shop. The lower part of the car is elegantly black, complemented by a striking contrasting color line that stretches across the roof arch, beautifully enhancing the car’s silhouette. These body colors and liveries are chosen exclusively by the customers, reflecting the unique hues and designs of their Essenza SCV12 cars, including the distinctive number painted on the doors.
Inside the cabin, the Urus Performante Special Edition showcases exclusive Nero Cosmus (black) Alcantara upholstery with leather details, carbon fiber decorations available in glossy or matte finishes, black anodized aluminum elements, and a Dark Package. The carbon fiber details are meticulously incorporated into the passenger compartment, featuring a decorative element on the passenger side of the dashboard and kick plates adorned with the Essenza SCV12 logo and silhouette. As an added touch of exclusivity, two celebratory carbon fiber plaques are included in the passenger compartment, one featuring the Lamborghini 60th Anniversary logo, and the other displaying the vehicle number or the customer’s name.
In terms of performance, the Urus Performante Special Edition represents the pinnacle of Lamborghini’s Super SUV range. It boasts a twin-turbo V8 engine that delivers an impressive 666 CV of power and 850 Nm of maximum torque. With its exceptional weight-to-power ratio, optimized aerodynamics, and remarkable performance figures, the Urus Performante accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in a blistering 3.3 seconds, reaching a top speed of 306 km/h. These outstanding performance features enabled the Urus Performante to set a new record in the production SUV category at the prestigious Pikes Peak International Hill
Climb. The Urus Performante crossed the finish line at an altitude of 4,302 meters in an astounding time of 10:32.064, surpassing the previous record by over 17 seconds. This remarkable achievement solidifies the Urus Performante’s position as the ultimate expression of power, speed, and performance in Lamborghini’s Super SUV lineup.
Unveiled in July 2020, the Essenza SCV12 served as the inspiration for the creation of the Urus Performante Special Edition. Designed exclusively for track use, the Essenza SCV12 incorporates engineering solutions derived from Lamborghini’s racing heritage. Under the hood lies a naturally aspirated V12 engine, borrowed from the iconic Aventador, capable of delivering more than 830 CV of power. This exceptional performance is partly achieved through dynamic supercharging at high speeds. The power is transmitted through a six-speed load-bearing gearbox positioned transversely on the rear axle, coupled with rear-wheel drive for optimal compactness, structural continuity, and enhanced torsional stiffness. The Essenza SCV12’s weight-to-power ratio of 1.66 kg/CV is truly exceptional, thanks to its state-of-the-art carbon fiber monocoque chassis, which combines lightweight construction with uncompromising safety standards, meeting the FIA regulations for prototypes.
With the introduction of the Urus Performante Special Edition, Lamborghini has created a truly exclusive and captivating offering for the fortunate owners of the Essenza SCV12. This limited-edition Super SUV combines the best of both worlds: the dynamic performance and track-focused engineering of the Essenza SCV12 and the versatility, comfort, and practicality of the Urus. The extensive use of exposed carbon fiber elements, the personalized Ad Personam livery, and the bespoke interior appointments make each Urus Performante Special Edition a unique work of automotive art.
The Urus Performante Special Edition serves as a testament to Lamborghini’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of automotive excellence. It exemplifies the brand’s unwavering dedication to delivering unparalleled performance, breathtaking design, and a truly bespoke ownership experience. With its exceptional power, exquisite craftsmanship, and exclusive nature, the Urus Performante Special Edition stands as a remarkable symbol of automotive engineering prowess, captivating the hearts and minds of enthusiasts around the world.