The yet-to-be-revealed updated Lamborghini Urus has set a new record in the production SUV category.

A camouflaged Lamborghini Urus climbed to the top of Pikes Peak in 10 minutes 32.064 seconds. Thus, the Italian car broke the Bentley Bentayga record set in 2018 - 10 minutes 49.902 seconds.  

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is a famous uphill race that has been taking place in Colorado for 100 years. Competitors need to start at 2862m, complete the 20km (12.42 miles) course with 156 turns as fast as possible and finish at 4302 meters (14115 feet).

The updated Lamborghini Urus did not participate in the official competition, however, the test run was held along the same route as the race, so the road was closed to traffic in advance. The car was driven by Hill Climb champion and Pirelli test driver Simone Fagioli.

Lamborghini Urus and Simone Fagioli Lamborghini Urus and Simone Fagioli

The Urus, with a standard twin-turbocharged V8 engine, was modified to comply with Pikes Peak summit safety regulations. The passenger compartment is equipped with a safety cage; the standard seats are replaced with racing ones with a six-point harness, a fire suppression system is installed.

The car was shod with Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires: 285/40 R22 at the front and 325/35 R22 at the rear.

The official premiere of the updated Lamborghini Urus will take place later in August, probably as part of Monterey Car Week. According to rumors, the novelty will receive a slightly modified design and a hybrid version.

The Lamborghini Urus crossover has been in production since 2018. The current version is equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 650 hp. and a torque of 850 Nm. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds and top speed is limited to 305 km/h. 

The initial cost of the Lamborghini Urus in 2022 is 225 thousand US dollars.

Source: Lamborghini

Евгений Ушаков
Evgenii Ushakov
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