ABT’s 700 HP Lamborghini Urus Is Almost Twice As Powerful As A Countach

If it’s one thing that ABT Sportsline has taught us over the years is that they can spruce up pretty much any model from the VW Group.

Their first official encounter with the Italian super SUV has allowed ABT to develop a new engine control unit that lifts the output to 710 PS (700 hp / 522 kW) and 910 Nm (671 lb-ft) of torque, dropping the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time by two tenths, to 3.4 seconds.

By comparison, in stock form the 4.0-liter, twin-turbo V8 produces 650 PS (641 hp / 478 kW) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque. This, along with every other clever feature that has went into it, allows the Urus to max out at an amazing 305 km/h (190 mph).

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ABT, though, compared it to a true Lamborghini icon from the past: the Countach LP400S, whose 3,929 cc V12 engine kicked out 375 horsepower. This, aside from the tuner’s handicraft, proves ujust how far the automotive industry has come in recent years. Makes you wonder what we’ll see in the future, too, given that we currently have SUVs that are nearly as fast as modern-day supercars.

Usually, ABT’s work includes a bunch of visual mods, like the subtle exterior add-ons, special door sills and a few other things added inside. However, they have only concentrated their efforts on making the Urus more powerful, in this case, making sure that it’s reliable, so there’s nothing that gives out its extra oomph.

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  • Bash

    Cool, However I see no reason and no need to compare/mention the Countach here. its just not fair.

    • Because reasons that reason can’t understand.

  • TheBelltower

    Honestly, this souped-up Hyundai Veloster is a sterilized baby-safe minivan compared to the Countach. The Countache was a poster on the wall of every kid in the 1980’s. It was irreverent and badasss, while the Uterus will just be a forgettable VW minivan with a big engine and Jetta door handles.

    • Brad

      No one would buy the LM002. That is not where the market is. The Urus is what the market wants. Whilst the Urus could be be better looking especially at the front, it is still one of the best looking SUVs on the market and is selling well.

      • TheBelltower

        Totally agree that this is what the market wants. It just seems so ordinary. Lamborghinis should be outrageous and exotic.

  • StrangerGP

    It’s also 20 times uglier.

    • Bo Hanan

      I think the beauty of this car is it’s engine, which is also used in Bentley and Audi. This engines capability is endless.

      • I would say the engine was a beauty if it was a V10 or V12, I get that they have to use engines from the group and probably wouldn’t sell much of Lamborghini powerd SUVs… but what a splash it would have made.

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