Back in August during Monterey Car Week,
unveiled the new Urus Performante, a facelifted version of its high-performance SUV that has tweaked styling, more power and less weight. Now Lamborghini has announced the 2023 Urus S, which slots in just below the Performante in the updated Urus lineup.
The Urus S' upgraded twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 matches the output of the Performante, with 657 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. That's an increase of 16 hp over the old base model that the Urus S replaces, and Lamborghini says it will hit 62 mph in 3.5 seconds and reach a top speed of 189 mph, 0.2 seconds and 1 mph off of the Performante.
That's partially because while the Performante weighs 104 pounds less than the outgoing Urus, the Urus S doesn't have any of that new model's weight savings, nor does it get the Performante's lowered steel suspension. Instead, the Urus S keeps the regular Urus' adaptive air suspension.
What the Urus S does gain are most of the Performante's styling tweaks. The new front bumper has larger intakes, and the carbon-fiber hood has integrated air vents. The rear bumper also has a tweaked design, but the Urus S does without the Performante's rad spoiler. Wheels range from 21 to 23 inches, with the biggest set now available with a bronze finish. The Urus S' interior gets a host of new color and trim options too.
The Urus S should go on sale by the beginning of 2023 with a price likely a little higher than the current Urus' pricetag of around $220,000. Lamborghini has built more than 20,000 Uruses (Urusi?) since its introduction in 2018, and with more variants on the horizon -- including a hybrid -- that number is sure to continue rapidly growing.