Lamborghini recently unveiled its Urus Performante as a more focused and powerful version of its popular SUV. With a power of 657 hp. and much lighter than the standard Urus, it comes into combat with some serious firepower.
But what does he face in his quest for SUV performance excellence? Let’s take a look.
Aston Martin’s DB707 is one of the Urus’ main rivals as this SUV packs a punch of performance thanks to its 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine.
But Aston Martin didn’t just equip the DBX707 with a boosted engine. He also heavily redesigned his suspension, installed a new wet clutch transmission and even upgraded to a new exhaust system to keep this model running as well as possible.
You may think of comfort as a Bentley’s primary goal – and it usually is – but performance is definitely the focus of the Bentayga S.
Designed to be the most focused version of the popular Bentley SUV, the S includes electric anti-roll bar technology to help it through corners, while a revised Sport Mode adds extra weight to the steering and makes the suspension stiffer. A new sports exhaust is also fitted to the S, making it sound even more prominent.
While we haven’t seen the full Purosangue yet, Ferrari’s new SUV is bound to make its way into a segment with a particular focus on performance. After all, the Italian firm’s lineup is one of the coolest, so it’s expected to reflect on the Purosangue as well.
It is expected to be fully revealed in early September and Urus will be keeping an eye on it.
Most recently, the new Range Rover Sport was unveiled with a bold new look and innovative interior. While plug-in hybrid powertrains will no doubt be the preferred choice for more frugal Sport drivers, the full-fat V8 will appeal to more enthusiastic drivers. In the future, there will most likely be a more racing SVR model.
4.4-liter supercharged engine with 523 hp allows the Sport to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds.
Porsche’s Cayenne is often regarded as one of the most purposeful SUVs on the market today, while the top-of-the-line Turbo GT adds extra firepower to the mix. With its 4.0-litre turbocharged V8, it has 631 horsepower. and can accelerate to 100 km/h in just 3.1 seconds.
The Turbo GT is also lower and stiffer than the regular Cayenne, while bigger brakes and grippier tires come as standard.