10 Jan Lamborghini URUS Exhaust
With the sport utility vehicle (SUV) market peaking as of late, it’s a no-brainer that supercar companies such as Porsche, Bentley and finally Lamborghini, have entered the field. A measured 32 years after the first SUV was announced, Lamborghini released their second production model SUV, the URUS.
The URUS was unveiled at Pebble Beach in 2012, the concept model was shown with a 5.2-liter V10 engine, the same V10 engine the Gallardo has. Albeit, once the production model was released, the URUS, Lamborghini decides to outfit the vehicle with a V8 engine. Despite being a V8 instead of a V10, the engine still produced a whopping 641 horsepower and a top speed of 190mph. With such a high rate of speed, the Lamborghini URUS came in as the fastest top speed SUV with a close second, the impending 2019 Maserati Levante Trofeo V8, which was projected to have a top speed of 187mph. Built with a carbon fiber reinforced body, the URUS weighs just under 5,000lbs and when compared to the other SUV’s in the same class, such as the Bentley Bentayga and the Rolls Royce Cullinan, the URUS manages to weigh a staggering 500-1,000lbs less.
Shortly after the URUS’ launch, we had a customer come in with their brand new purchase requesting a new sound they knew only Fluid MotorUnion could provide. The Giallo Auge (yellow boom) grocery-getter did not only want to be seen but also heard! The loud color of this super-sport utility vehicle needed to collate with the resonance of such a high-performance beast. When speaking of options for the sound you want for your vehicle, they usually include the use of an X-pipe or an H-pipe, the difference between the two being the sound and performance of the engine when in use. When speaking on the URUS, being at the peak of its performance, it is recommended to have an exhaust that will pair extremely well with what lies under the hood. An H-pipe typically withholds performance due to design, unless the piping is set with performance in mind. Other than the H-pipe there is the X-pipe option, an X-pipe allows smooth airflow from the engine to the tailpipe with little to no resistance. With the lower resistance, the movement of gasses can exit the engine freely, increasing horsepower and sound.
The URUS comes direct from the factory with an H-pipe, so our suggestion to our client was a fully custom Fluid MotorUnion fabricated X-pipe exhaust. Because the URUS is so new, we knew we needed to lean on the wisdom of our in-house fabricator. We knew the URUS shared some of the characteristics of the Audi Q7 which made for slightly familiar territory, but when it came to the URUS, a few differences still made for quite the challenge. For one, the exhaust goes through some odd twists and turns, thankfully this is not our first rodeo when it comes to twists and turns on an exhaust, evident by our past experience with the Lamborghini line such as this Lamborghini Gallardo that we completed a while back.
The customer was thrilled with the finished product and signaled there was more to be done to this vehicle in the future. With only 650 stock horses, they said that it is not nearly enough power!
If your 2018 Lamborghini URUS is not producing enough growl for your liking, then bring it to Fluid MotorUnion where we have the knowledge and expertise to deliver when it comes to providing a quality custom exhaust for your exotic vehicle. We always recommend you check the price of a prebuilt exhaust in comparison to a custom install. You may find a custom application is both economical and more pleasurable! Contact us via email, social media or by telephone if you have any questions or would like to schedule an exhaust consultation for your vehicle today! We are located in Naperville Illinois, off the route 59 exit of I88, next to Top Golf. If you can not make it into our location call us (630) 305-3054 or email Blog@fluidmotorunion.com