Having a group engine common to many installations is great news for the aftermarket, because - in theory - upgrades can work for one should be suitable for all of them. Abt used to be known primarily for Audi tuning, of course, but with the RS6’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 now found under many other bonnets, from Cayenne to Continental GT, it can afford to broaden its offering a little. Hence the 810hp Abt Lamborghini Urus…
This is the Scatenato, and just 99 examples will be built. According to Abt, ‘Scatenato’ translates along the lines of ‘raging’, ‘wild’ and ‘unleashed’. No Lamborghini Urus has ever been modest; a Lamborghini Urus Scatenato couldn’t be anything but outrageous. To that end Abt provides ‘visual fireworks’ in the shape of a carbon engine cover and dramatic new bodykit that comprises the front spoiler with centre blade, hot hatch-style rear spoiler and a diffuser that looks like it’s been taken from a piece of farm machinery. Additional downforce is promised.
There’s more carbon we’ve probably forgotten to mention. Those wheels are Abt’s own, 23-inch and forged, while those four titanium exhausts are 105mm in diameter. Because size matters, right?
Under the carbon bonnet decoration sits an 810hp version of the ubiquitous 4.0-litre, up from 666hp as standard for the latest Uruses. That’s been achieved with Abt’s upgraded turbo and intercooler; presumably there’s been an ECU tickle along the way as well. There’s a warranty from Abt that’s three years or 62,000 miles ‘to the extent of the manufacturer’s warranty’.
Carbon abounds everywhere else in the Scatenato, including the dash trim, gear shifter, seat frame covers and even bonnet release lever. Buyers will have the choice of gloss or matt finish. There are bespoke sills to mark this out as not just any other Urus, and some extra badges in case anybody needs help spelling Scatenato.
So the Abt Urus probably isn’t one for the purists, but then you only need look at the success of Lamborghini’s SUV - and the recent broadening of the range - to know that the demand for this sort of stuff undoubtedly exists. Abt seems extremely confident of that, because the Scatenato is a €180k (£155k) upgrade without installation. The latest range of S and Performante models is sufficiently new to be unavailable for much less than £300,000. So, yeah, lots of money, lots of power, and lots of carbon for the Abt Scatenato - expect all 99 uber Uruses to be spoken for sooner rather than later…
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