Lamborghini Is Going Rallycross Racing… With The Urus Super-SUV

In a bizarre no-definitely-not-an-April-fool development, Lamborghini has announced a one-make Rallycross-style racing series for the Urus
Lamborghini Is Going Rallycross Racing… With The Urus Super-SUV

Picture the scene: it’s a one-make racing series full of Lamborghinis. Lamborghini SUVs, to be precise. Dozens of thumping great twin-turbo V8s are throbbing angrily on the starting grid, and half the track is made up of gravel and/or mud. Sounds pretty cool, doesn’t it?

Well, it’s about to happen. Whether you love or loathe the Urus, mixed-surface racing will challenge drivers to the limit and guarantee some paint-swapping action. The as-yet unnamed Lamborghini Urus race series inspired by Rallycross promises to be all kinds of awesome when it arrives in Europe and the Middle East in 2020.

Lamborghini Is Going Rallycross Racing… With The Urus Super-SUV

Competitors – or should we say combatants – will contest the championship on an arrive-and-drive basis. You really could see people driving their modified Urus to various tracks before thrashing them around and driving them home again. Admittedly, most people will probably use a trailer, but still.

What you’re looking at here is the Urus ST-X concept; a racing version of the controversial super-SUV designed to be easily built from a standard Urus base. Lamborghini calls it “mechanically optimised” and equipped with the necessary FIA-spec safety gear like a roll cage and fire extinguisher.

Lamborghini Is Going Rallycross Racing… With The Urus Super-SUV

The 641bhp twin-turbo V8 is unchanged except for more potent cooling thanks to larger air intakes. There’s a big rear wing, torsional stiffening, a higher ride height and – impressively – a 25 per cent weight cut versus the luxuriously-appointed road car.

It wears Pirelli tyres over race-spec 21-inch alloy wheels that feature a single nut at the centre of each, for easy mounting and unmounting. You’ll have brought spare sets of wheels and tyres with you, right?

As much as we can’t help but think an Aventador-based Rallycross series would have been even better, the Urus one-make series should be one to watch. We’re looking forward to it.


Noah Hammerstad

Lambirghini is goin offroad bois.

11/19/2018 - 15:50 |
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For the first time in 3 decades

11/19/2018 - 16:44 |
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This is actually pretty nice

11/19/2018 - 15:54 |
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Lamborghini stepping up their game before they discontinue their v12

11/19/2018 - 16:02 |
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Track Broseff

Yay it’s a part off road series to demonstrate the SUVness cough I pace cough

11/19/2018 - 16:33 |
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Chewbacca_buddy (McLaren squad)(VW GTI Clubsport)(McLaren 60

In reply to by Track Broseff

(not trying to start any arguments, just pointing something out)

No one in their right minds will take a SUV off-road. Consumers know this, manufacturers know this, enthusiasts know this. But, the manufacturer puts in off road modes because it’s reassuring to the customer that in case they had to, they’ll be able to go where they need to go. It’s like people who buy Lamborghinis and McLarens. Maybe one or two roads are on Planet Earth where you’ll be able to go 200 mph. Most of the time you’re doing maybe a quarter of that. But that (combined with the overall coolness of it) is why people buy them. They know in the back of their heads that if I needed to, I could do 200 mph. And go to jail immediately after and never be seen from again.

11/19/2018 - 22:41 |
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11/19/2018 - 16:42 |
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Dave 12

Won’t be as violent as BTCC!

11/19/2018 - 17:30 |
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not interested

11/19/2018 - 17:45 |
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Tomislav Celić

Finally, a SUV that will be an actuak SUV

11/19/2018 - 17:46 |
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Kevin Emsland

Lamborghini? Rallycross?

11/19/2018 - 18:03 |
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RWB Dude

This is cool

11/19/2018 - 19:35 |
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