The Lamborghini Urus ST-X is its production SUV that has been adapted for racing. The Italian manufacturer previewed the Urus ST-X race concept this model and showed spectators what the SUV is capable of.
Lamborghini showed off its Urus ST-X concept at the Super Trofeo 2018 World Finals in Vallelunga, Italy. In 2020 this event will be for race-ready, one-make SUVs according to an announcement by the firm. The races will consist of on-track and off-road portions at FIA-sanctioned courses in Europe and the Middle East, and the Urus is equipped to tackle either terrain.
The Urus ST-X has lots of upgrades compared to the standard Urus, as one might imagine. The model is the product of Lamborghini’s Squadra Corsa motorsport unit, and features FIA-approved upgrades such as a steel roll cage, a fire-suppression system, and an FT3 fuel tank. Additional modifications include a rear wing, a racing exhaust shaped like a hexagonal, and centre-lock wheels with Pirelli tyres. The hood is made of exposed carbon fibre and it has 641 horsepower twin-turbo V-8 engine, now with larger coolers.
The Urus ST-X is also much lighter than the production Urus SUV. This is due to the fact that drivers don’t need all the luxurious seating air conditioning and in car entertainment equipment that is required for daily use. In fact, it has shed 25% of the SUV’s weight. This and the extra rigidity of the racing model’s roll cage surely make this Lamborghini something to be feared by competitors on the track.
Lamborghini hasn’t yet provided much information about the one-make series, but has said it will debut a new “arrive and drive” format. The intention is to make it easier for customers to receive a vehicle and technical support on race weekends. Details about the series will be announced in due course, but we do know it will launch in 2020. Meanwhile, the Urus ST-X will make its on-track debut at the 2019 Lamborghini World Finals.
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