Last Updated on June 8, 2023 by Victor A
It’s hard to deny that Lamborghini and Ferrari are the two most iconic automaker rivals in the world, they have delighted us with some of the best supercars in history, and now they have taken the fight to the SUV segment with the Ferrari Purosangue vs the Lamborghini Urus Performante.
Both SUVs target the same type of customers, come with a very steep price tag, and deliver enormous amounts of power, if you want an exotic SUV these cars should be on your radar.
Although you might expect the two cars to be similar, this is not the case, they are quite different, and the only thing they share is an Italian pedigree.
Ferrari Purosangue vs Lamborghini Urus Performante design
It’s obvious that the two cars take a completely different approach to how they look.
While the Purosangue looks elegant and reserved, the Urus Performante looks aggressive and daring, however, they both share that supercar look that few SUVs can boast of.
The Purosangue’s design takes inspiration from the Ferrari Roma, one of the most sophisticated Ferraris in the past years.
It’s sleek, sporty, and refined, but its low ground clearance and the quad exhausts are a giveaway that this is not a boring car.
Then we have the Urus Performante which Lamborghini took the design of the standard Urus and dropped a bunch of new carbon fiber parts plus some tweaks to make it even more menacing.
The Lamborghini Urus Performante also boasts new colors, wheels, and standard Akrapovic exhausts.
We find a different story in the interior, where the Purosangue looks more stylish, however, this time they’ve decided to take more risks, with a double console design, an interior that we haven’t seen in any other Ferrari.
The Urus Performante in this case is the one that’s more conventional (in Lamborghini standards), where we find an almost identical interior design to the standard Urus and the Urus S, and similar to other Lamborghinis.
Nevertheless having the two most radical SUVs in the market differ so much in terms of design is a really good thing, as it will polarize people to like one more than the other.
The Purosangue and Urus Performante engine and specs.
Both SUVs are excessively powerful, but their approach to the type of engine they use is quite different.
The most exciting thing about the Purosangue is its engine, a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 that produces a massive 715 hp (725 PS) and 528 lb-ft (716 Nm) of torque.
While the Urus Performante is more conventional since it houses a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with 657 hp (666 PS) and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of torque.
The Purosangue is not just way more powerful than the Urus Performante, it’s also the most powerful production SUV ever made.
When it comes to acceleration, both SUVs are evenly matched, as they can both speed up from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 3.3 seconds.
However, when checking the top speed figures, we see how the Purosangue surpasses the Urus Performante again since the Ferrari can reach a top speed of 193 mph (310 km/h), while the Urus Performante is limited to 190 mph (306 km/h).
How much do a Purosangue and a Urus Performante cost?
It’s clear that these SUVs are special, and as you can imagine, being able to drive one of the best SUVs in the world comes with a price, in this case, a hefty price.
Starting with the less-costly, the Lamborghini Urus Performante will set you back at $260,676 in the United States, while in Europe it starts at €218,487.
Now, we need to warn you that the Ferrari Purosangue is way more expensive. There’s a big price difference, and it’s clear that Ferrari wants to conserve exclusivity and make sure that entering the SUV market doesn’t devalue the brand.
Our sources have shown us that Ferrari is pricing the Purosangue at around $390,000 in the United States and €390,000 in Europe, this makes it the most expensive SUV in the market, even more expensive than the Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge!
Which one is better, the Ferrari Purosangue or the Lamborghini Urus Performante?
Normally, when comparing two similar SUVs, the harder part is to decide which one we think is better, however, in this case, it’s really easy.
The Purosangue is a way superior car in every single aspect. Ferrari has delivered something unique in a segment where it’s full of powerful V8s.
Lamborghini on the other hand, has been lazy, they unveiled the Urus in 2017, and it didn’t receive a proper face-lift until 2022, and this face-lift with the new versions, the Urus S and the Urus Performante, are underwhelming.
We were expecting more, and lowering its weight, tuning the engine to produce more power, and dropping a bunch of carbon fiber is not enough anymore, especially when you have other SUVs like the Aston Martin DBX 707 or the BMW XM that come with way more power.
Ferrari did what was expected, it lived up to its expectation coming up with an SUV with a naturally aspirated V12 with over 700 hp, there’s no other automaker that has done this, and Ferrari deserved the praise for it.