there The new Lamborghini Urus He conquers a speed record even before the official presentation, scheduled for mid-August: the race car of Sant’Agata Bolognese actually took the record on the racetrack Pikes Peak International Hill Climb For the production class SUV.
On top of the record-breaking Urus race in the famous Colorado hard race there was Simon FagioliThe hill-climbing champion and Pirelli test driver already holds the record reserved for rear-wheel drive cars in the 2018 edition of Race to Drag.
Lamborghini Urus is an instant record
The time attack Which led to a new all-wheel drive record, set on the same race track, starting at a height of 2862 metres: the road, for the occasion, was closed to traffic. The new Urus, being a car that has not yet been officially introduced, has not yet taken part in the Pikes Peak race, but the recorded time is still worth the production class SUV record.
Driver Simone Faggioli, driving a Lamborghini Urus, tackled 156 corners of the 20km Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on a 1,439m vertical drop and paverage endurance 7%. The finish line, with a height of 4,302 metres, was crossed in 10 minutes 32 seconds and 64 cents: a record time that broke the previous record of 10: 49.902 set by the Bentley Bentayga in 2018.
The Urus is equipped with the standard twin-turbo V8: the record-breaking production SUV in Colorado curves has been modified compared to the model to be introduced inside Lamborghini price list. The changes served to comply with safety rules at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
There are many the changes They were made for the Sant’Agata Bolognese SUV: the passenger compartment was equipped with a rolling cage, the standard seats were replaced with a racing seat and six-point seat belts. In addition, an extinguishing system was installed in the passenger compartment.
Urus, fastest lap of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb
Coming to speed records, every detail can make a difference: to help Simone Faggioli achieve the breakthrough time, in addition to the engine of a Lamborghini race car, they were also the tires used, a development of Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R Which best meets the needs of the Uros region.
For the first time, in fact, the semi-slippery Pirelli tires were specifically rejected on the characteristics of an SUV: the specific variant used on the Colorado mountain track was developed through a direct collaboration with Lamborghini, Casa which on the occasion of the Bull Days event in the South unveiled a A special model dedicated to Diego Armando Maradona.
The combined hard work of the two companies has resulted in tires that are more diverse than ever before, a key ingredient to making great products performance Both on dry asphalt with high ambient temperatures and on wet surfaces at low temperatures.
The record held at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is only the last great Lamborghini result in 2022: during the year, in fact, Sant’Agata Bolognese recorded Recording recordsWith the best semester ever closing in terms of sales and employee turnover.