Lamborghini’s upcoming Urus will be the fastest production SUV to ever lap the Nurburgring, the Italian firm says.
The record for the fastest SUV at the famous German racetrack is held by the previous-generation Porsche Cayenne Turbo S with a 7:59.74. However, Alfa Romeo claims the Stelvio Quadrifoglio will surpass the Cayenne and claim the crown.
Not dissuaded by the threat from its local foe, Lamborghini research and development chief Maurizio Reggiani believes the Urus will be faster.
“Our SUV will achieve more than 300 kph (187 mph) because it’s a Lamborghini. It’s our DNA. (We will) achieve the best lap time for an SUV on Nordschleife—this is a faster SUV,” he told Motor Authority.
Reggiani’s statement about the vehicle’s Nurburgring prospects counter those of Lamborghini Asia Pacific chief Andrea Baldi who suggested the Urus wouldn’t chase records at the circuit.
Yesterday, it was announced that the Urus will premiere on December 4 and according to reports, be powered by the VW Group’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with approximately 650 hp.