Will the tuned Lamborghini Urus overtake the stock Rolls-Royce Wraith?August 16, 2020
The guys from the famous tuning studio Hennessey decided to check if the Italian Lamborghini Urus crossover they had upgraded could overtake the British Rolls-Royce Wraith. The latter does not have any upgrades – it is in a completely stock condition.
We have already seen how the specialists of the Hennessey Performance tuning studio tested the Italian Lamborghini Urus on a dynamometer. Please note that according to the passport data, the car can develop a power of 641 horsepower, and the torque value is 850 Nm.
On the dyno, however, the numbers were slightly different – the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which is equipped with the Italian Urus, was able to produce “only” 546 hp. (822 Nm) traction on wheels. The Texas tuner used an HPE750 upgrade package to improve the performance of the supercrossover, after which the dyno recorded 620bhp. (990 Nm), which changed into all four wheels. The increase in power is 74 hp.
To demonstrate how this extra power can improve the driving dynamics of the Lamborghini Urus, the legendary studio decided to race in a straight line between the redesigned crossover and the British Rolls-Royce Wraith coupe.
The latter is in absolutely standard condition. Yes, we know that a tuned crossover and a luxury coupe are not the best candidates for an honest comparison, but still, the Wraith and Urus’s claimed performance figures are on par. So why not compare them now.
With a twin-turbo V12 under the hood of the luxurious Wraith, it boasts 623bhp. and 870 Nm of torque, at least in the more powerful Black Badge version. The Urus already has the advantage of an all-wheel drive system as standard.
The result of this drag race was not surprising at all, as the power and 4WD advantage told us that the Italian crossover should have won the race. But how big is the gap between the two? You can watch the video at the top of this page to find out the answer to this question.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that Rolls-Royce will present an electric Phantom. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars plans to expand its lineup with the brand’s first ever electric car.
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