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Lamborghini Urus ST-X Concept: the first Super SUV for racing

2018-11-19 18:00
Lamborghini Urus ST- X

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During the 2018 Lamborghini World Finals, Lamborghini Squadra Corse unveiled the Urus ST-X Concept, the racing version of the first Super SUV in the brand’s history.

The vision is a car conceived for an innovative single-brand championship that combines race circuit and off-road track.

The complete package

The new format will debut in 2020 in Europe and the Middle East on specially prepared FIA-approved circuits, with an "arrive and drive" formula designed to offer driver-customers a complete package including car and technical support during the race weekends.

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The Urus ST-X Concept applies Lamborghini Squadra Corsa’s motorsport experience to a brand new segment. Compared to the production model, the Urus ST-X Concept has been mechanically optimized and equipped with all the FIA-approved safety elements, including a steel roll cage, fire suppression system, and FT3 fuel tank.

Aesthetically, the Urus ST-X Concept is characterized by the matt Verde Mantis (green) livery in addition to the hood in visible carbon fibre. Larger air intakes optimize the cooling of the V8 twin-turbo engine that is capable of delivering 484kW and 850Nm of torque.

The overall look is completed by the rear wing, the lateral racing exhausts with a new hexagonal design, and 21" single-nut aluminium alloy wheels fitted with Pirelli tires.

Lamborghini Urus ST- X

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The development of the racing configuration has also led to a 25% weight reduction compared with the production model.

The lightweight, along with the raised set-up and torsional stiffening provided by a roll cage integrated into the frame, contribute to making the Urus ST-X Concept a race car for track and off-road use without compromise. Its track debut will take place during the 2019 Lamborghini World Finals.

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