Lamborghini Urus ST-X Concept Is the Super SUV Bread for the Racetrack

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From 2020, Lamborghini’s first and only production SUV, the Urus, will be getting its own entry in a single-brand championship set to unfold on specially prepared FIA-approved circuits in Europe and the Middle East.
This past weekend, Lamborghini’s Squadra Corse unveiled the Urus ST-X Concept, a model specially prepared for the new series that comes with dedicated racing parts and reduced weight compared to the road-legal version.

The model features no changes under the hood, packing the same V8 twin-turbo engine as the regular car that develops 650 horsepower. But the fact that a trim here and there led to a weight reduction of about 25 percent means ST-X’s horses have a much easier job at pushing the car forward.

All the safety elements fitted in the car are FIA-approved and include steel roll cage, fire suppression system, and FT3 fuel tank.

Painted in matt Verde Mantis, the Lamborghini Urus ST-X Concept comes with a carbon fiber hood, larger air intakes to improve the cooling of the V8 engine, a rear wing, lateral racing exhausts with a new hexagonal design, and 21 inch single-nut aluminum alloy wheels fitted with Pirelli tires.

“The light weight, 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,” said Squadra Corse in a statement.

The ST-X Concept’s debut on the racing track is scheduled for the 2019 Lamborghini World Finals.

The Lamborghini Urus was unveiled almost a year ago, as the sports car manufacturer’s first real attempt at creating a successful SUV. Lambo tried this recipe before, in 1986, when it introduced the LM002.

Unlike that car, however, the Urus comes at a time when SUVs are leading the sales charts, and force not only Lamborghini but other luxury carmakers to build their own versions as well.
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