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Lamborghini Urus ST-X concept is a super SUV to rule the track

Published : 27 Oct 2019 05:15 PM | Updated : 06 Sep 2020 01:04 AM

Squadra Corse's motorsport expertise was used in conceiving the Urus ST-X Concept. As it is made strictly for racing, it departs from the production version with optimized performance, a matte Verde Mantis livery, and FIA-approved safety elements, including steel
roll cage, fire suppression system, and FT3 fuel tank.

Aside from the striking green paint job, the Urus ST-X Concept exposed carbon fiber hood with larger air intakes to supply more air into the twin-turbo V8 engine inside the bonnet. It will also come with a rear wing, hexagonal lateral racing exhausts, and a set of 21-inch single-nut aluminum alloy wheels wrapped with Pirelli tires.

Significant weight reduction has also been employed to the Urus ST-X Concept. It's 25 percent lighter than its production version, complementing its racing configuration. It also has a raised setup and added torsional stiffening by integrating the roll cage onto the SUV's frame. Its powertrain remains the same, still producing 641 horsepower (478 kiloWatt) and 627 pound-feet (850 Nm) of torque.

The racing version of the Super SUV isn't just for show, as Lamborghini intends to introduce the model at a single-brand championship that combines racetrack and off-road track in a single race. It will debut in Europe and the Middle East in 2020 on a race that will happen on specially-prepared FIA-approved circuits. This will also host to an "arrive and drive" event that's designed to pamper the marque's beloved patrons through a series of track days.