You know Manhart Performance, right? The German tuner most famous for its outrageous tuned BMWs? Well, the firm has now turned its attention to Italian supercar manufacturer Lamborghini. And more specifically to the Raging Bull's Urus "Super SUV" (as the Sant'Agata Bolognese automaker likes to call it).
The standard 4,0-litre twin-turbo V8 found under the bonnet, which produces 478 kW and 850 N.m of torque in stock form, has been uprated to deliver staggering figures of 597 kW and 980 N.m. For reference, that's 31 kW and 360 N.m more than the Aventador SVJ, which smashed the Nürburgring Nordschleife record for production cars in 2018 (watch that video here).
To wring this much power out of the petrol engine, the Wuppertal-based firm fitted new turbochargers and an uprated exhaust system, and (of course) performed a spot of ECU remapping. According to the company, the ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic transmission has also been strengthened to cope with the added punch.
The exterior has received upgrades, too. The modified Urus features a new carbon-fibre front splitter, rear diffuser, extended wheel arches and rear spoiler. The Giallo Auge paintwork is complemented by black stripe decals, while red accents can be found on the inside of the quad-tailpipes. To complete the package, Manhart has fitted 21-inch gloss-black alloys wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero rubber.
Author: Marius Boonzaier