Watch Lamborghini’s New Urus Storm Pikes Peak Before It’s Even Announced

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Lamborghini’s new Urus had a twin-turbo V8 under the hood and Pike’s Peak veteran and renowned racing driver Simone Faggioli at the wheel. He found himself at the top in 10:32.064, beating the current record by more than 17 seconds.

“The decision to test us at Pikes Peak reflects the Lamborghini spirit of ‘expecting the unexpected’ and demonstrates the exceptional performance of the new Urus model which will be introduced shortly,” said Rouven Mohr, Lamborghini’s Technical Director, about record setting. Course. “Pikes Peak is the most famous hillclimb event in the world, in addition to being extremely difficult for the car: the uneven layout of the track tests the balance of the chassis; the significant altitude differences challenge the group powertrain; and weather conditions can change very quickly between allowances.”

Although the race was timed by Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb Club, Lambo’s new SUV has not been officially entered to race, so the race day record that Paul Dallenbach set in 2014 will always stand valid. Rider Simone Faggioli currently holds the Race to the Clouds rear-drive record after setting it in 2018, and looking at the time he set in the Urus, he could officially take the race day record once the vehicle makes its official debut. The roads used for the race were closed to traffic while the event was in progress.

As for the new Urus, Lamborghini has been tight-lipped about what to expect from the refresh of its best-selling SUV. The potent performance truck has been a sales success for the Italian automaker, comfortably taking the most popular spot in 2021 with more than 5,000 of the 8,405 vehicles sold in total including the SUV.

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