Lamborghini Urus ST-X Concept – Super SUV for circuit and off-road racing

 After developing the brand’s first Super SUV, Lamborghini has followed up with the Urus ST-X concept, realising the vision of a car conceived for a single-brand championship that combines racing on the circuit as well as an off-road track.

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 race weekends.

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 bonnet in visible carbonfibre. Larger air intakes optimize the cooling of the V8 twin-turbo engine that is capable of delivering 650 ps/850 Nm. The overall look is completed by the rear wing, the lateral racing exhausts with a new hexagonal design, and 21-inch single-nut aluminium alloy wheels.

The development of the racing configuration has also led to a 25% weight reduction compared with the production model. The light weight, along with the raised set-up and torsional stiffening provided by a roll cage integrated in the frame, contribute to making the Urus ST-X Concept a racing car that will be able to perform at equally high levels on the track as well as off-road without compromise in either environment.

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