The Urus Is the First Lamborghini Tuned By ABT Sportsline

When Lamborghini came out with the Urus, many people were disappointed by the Volkswagen Touareg underpinnings and few similarities with the LM002 from the 1980s. But on the upside, the Urus is a competent utility vehicle, both on and off the beaten path.
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Joining the long list of tuners that modified the super-SUV from Sant’Agata Bolognese, ABT Sportsline can level up the twin-turbo V8 to 710 PS (700 horsepower) and 910 Nm (671 pound-feet) of torque. That’s 60 more ponies and 60 more Newtons meter than standard, translating to improved performance in a straight line.

ABT Sportsline quotes 3.4 seconds to 100 km/h (62 mph), two-tenths quicker than before. Top speed? 305 km/h (190 mph) will have to suffice, thank you! As you can tell from the Urus in the photo gallery, the ECU re-flash isn’t complemented by visual improvements. This, however, will change in the coming months, more so because the Urus is the perfect canvas for a tuner’s wildest dreams.

Specialized in all things Audi, Volkswagen, Skoda, and SEAT, the mad professors at ABT Sportsline also offer “a full warranty” for the ABT Engine Control in the Urus. “Each performance upgrade is tailor-made for each vehicle type and meticulously tested,” said the Kempten im Allgäu-based company.

What’s even more impressive about the Urus is that the twin-turbo V8 with the re-flashed ECU develops close to twice the horsepower of the V12 in the LM002. But on the downside, no eight-cylinder engine with forced induction can match the aural pleasure of twelve cylinders and natural aspirator. Even more important for the exclusivity of the vehicle, the V12 in the LM002 was shared with the Countach instead of the Panamera as it’s the case with the twin-turbo V8 in the Urus.

If you’re interested in getting a Urus, expect to pony up more than $200,000 dollars from the get-go. With options, you’re looking at closer to $250,000 for the most desirable bells and whistles from The House of the Raging Bull.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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