Updated Lamborghini Urus climbs Pikes Peak in record time

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Lamborghini is engaged on a mid-cycle replace for the Urus, and to construct pleasure the automaker took a production-ready prototype to the summit of Colorado’s Pikes Peak.

With Pirelli take a look at driver and hill climb knowledgeable Simone Faggioli behind the wheel, the camouflaged Urus managed to climb the mountain’s 14,115 ft in a time of 10:32.064. That is considerably faster than the ten:49.9 achieved by a Bentley Bentayga on the 2018 Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb, making it a brand new document for a manufacturing SUV.

Though the run did not happen throughout the Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb, the Urus’ run befell on the identical route because the race, with the street closed to site visitors for the event, and with the annual hill climb’s official timekeepers current to officiate issues.

The Urus ran a inventory model of the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 destined for the up to date Urus, believed to be producing greater than the 641 hp the identical engine generates within the present Urus. The tires (285/40R22 entrance and 325/35R22 rear) had been an evolution of the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R supplied on the present Urus. The evolution, which might be out there on the up to date Urus, was developed by Pirelli working carefully with Lamborghini and has been designed completely for high-performance SUV purposes.

The one modifications made to the Urus had been for security. These included the set up of a roll cage, hearth extinguisher, and a racing seat with a six-point harness rather than the usual driver’s seat.

Lamborghini is thought to be planning two Urus variants for launch in 2022. One is predicted to be this up to date Urus, probably dubbed the Urus Evo. The opposite is predicted to be a brand new hardcore variant.

Up to date Lamborghini Urus climbs Pikes Peak

Prototypes for the up to date Urus have been noticed for greater than a 12 months. The Urus could have revised styling entrance and rear and certain just a few tweaks inside.

The hardcore variant, which can find yourself being known as an Urus Performante, can be out testing. The prototypes characteristic extra aggressive designs for the entrance and rear fascias, distinctive wheel patterns, and a extra pronounced roof-mounted spoiler.

However what concerning the oft-rumored Urus plug-in hybrid? It is within the works although we can’t probably see it till after the launch of the plug-in hybrid successor to the Aventador due in 2023. Lamborghini in March mentioned 2022 will mark the ultimate 12 months for non-electrified powertrains.

Simone Faggioli

Simone Faggioli

Past the 2 Urus variants, Lamborghini has yet one more shock deliberate in 2022. There’s additionally a high-riding Huracán coming, probably with the title Huracán Sterrato.

The Urus is by far Lamborghini’s hottest model. Up to now in 2022 the SUV has accounted for 61% of gross sales.

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