New Lamborghini Urus ST-X to Debut at the 2020 Super Trofeo World Final Race

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By the end of 2020, the Urus will go racing thanks to the go-faster expertise of the Squadra Corse department. Head of research & development Maurizio Reggiani said that the ST-X would premiere during the final race weekend of the 2020 Super Trofeo series.
“There will be a demo race where we’ll present the format,” added Reggiani, but what does it mean anyway for the road-going Urus? As highlighted by, the plug-in hybrid we’ve been hearing about since 2018 will have to wait until 2021. The super-SUV’s platform has already been electrified by other Volkswagen Group brands, but Lamborghini is taking its sweet time about it for a good reason.

Being "different from the other users of this platform” is the reason given by Reggiani, and yes, customers will be treated to a boost mode for maximum performance as well as a high-efficiency mode. As it’s the case with the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, the Urus PHEV is likely to receive an all-electric mode as well.

As for internal combustion, the electrified option will continue to rely on the 4.0-liter V8 with twin-turbo technology from the Urus available today at Lamborghini dealerships. The engine is a Porsche design that develops 650 PS without electrical assistance. In the Panamera, make that 680 PS in terms of total system output, working out to 671 horsepower.

The ST-X doesn’t differ under the hood from the series-production model but the race-oriented SUV is quite lighter than the road-going counterpart. Lamborghini has managed to shed 550 kilograms (1,212 pounds), meaning that the ST-X tips the scales at 1,650 kilos.

As a brief refresher, the Urus is joined at the hip with the Audi Q7, Q8, Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne, and Cayenne Coupe, as well as the Bentley Bentayga thanks to the MLB Evo platform. The vehicle architecture is also shared with passenger cars such as the Audi A4, and if you were wondering, even the Audi e-tron quattro electric crossover happens to utilize a modified version of this platform.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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