Lamborghini modified its SUV, making it significantly faster without losing its civilization
We don’t have the sex appeal of Adrienne Barbeau or Tara Buckman climbing out of a Lamborghini Countach. Even if we did, we left our skintight spandex jumpsuits back at the hotel. But we are hauling ass through the California desert in a black Lamborghini, specifically Robert Patel’s modified 2020 Lamborghini Urus.
Patel has owned Kar Tunz since 2015, establishing the Pleasanton, California, shop as a Bay Area go-to for performance, appearance, and tech upgrades.
Pathak says his tuning has increased the power of the Italian’s Audi-based twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 from 641 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 627 lb-ft of torque at 2250 rpm to 725 horses and 750 lb-ft of torque. He employs an all-wheel-drive compatible Mustang dynamometer to verify the results, but he only quotes power numbers calculated at the engine’s crankshaft. The 4.0-liter’s dyno sheet reveals a torque curve similar to stock, just with about 80 to 100 lb-ft more everywhere.
The car generates about 60 to 70 hp less on the four-wheel drive dyno due to insufficient cooling compared to the way it runs on the road at speed.
Under the hood of Urus there’s also no hardware change. Boost from the two stock turbochargers is up from 11.0 psi to about 15.0 psi, and Pathak remaps the fuel and spark curves.
The changes available on Urus were made by Patel’s team. A Novitec exhaust system is bigger and lighter with a cross pipe hanging under the car.
The other modifications to the Urus were chosen by Patel and performed by his team at Kar Tunz. The exhaust tips have been powdercoated satin black. The faux diffuser, side skirts, grille, fender flares, and brake calipers are sprayed black. A remote-controlled underbody lighting system from Race Sport was added. Inside a K40 radar and laser detection system was integrated along with a BlackVue camera system.
Body support is Lambo’s $ 8800 23-inch wheel. Use gold to decorate the wheels. They’re forged Avant Garde AGL43s in the company’s 18K Gold finish. Gold finish is what they call it. The new wheels are the same size as stock yet have a slightly more aggressive offset to push the wheels outward and, according to Patel, are slightly lighter. The Pirelli P Zero PZ4 summer tires, 285/35R-23s in front and 325/30R-23s at the rear, came with the Urus from the factory.
The car dudowcj equipped with lighting system below the cheesy. The Urus leaps off the line and hits 60 mph in 2.7 seconds. The quarter-mile gets done in a blistering 10.9 seconds at 125 mph. This is definitely the fastest car.
With its massive tires, all-wheel drive, and torque-vectoring rear differential, the Urus produced 1.04 g of grip on the skidpad and stopped from 70 mph in 150 feet, basically matching the stock version’s results. Lamborghini’s handling or braking ability remains the same.
Its noise level is quite mild during the 70-mph journey, which is still 65 decibels. The V-8’s power delivery and throttle response, even at more than 3000 feet of elevation. The Urus’s air springs shrug off the lowering kit as if it’s not even there.
You could still race this Lamborghini from sea to shining sea in complete comfort. Just don’t forget your spandex jumpsuit. Ball.