Lamborghini Urus Aims To Snag The Nurburgring SUV Lap Record

With a 0-62 time of 3.6 seconds and a top speed quoted at 190 mph, the new Lamborghini Urus is not lacking for performance credentials. But before all’s said and done, it will go for at least one more.

Car reports that Lamborghini is already planning to take its new crossover to the Nürburgring in pursuit of the production-SUV lap record. And it’s fairly confident it will take it by a comfortable margin.

The current lap record belongs to the another high-performance Italian crossover – the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio – which set a time of 7:51.7 just a couple of months ago. That was enough to beat the 7:59.74 set by the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S, and the 8:14 clocked by the Range Rover Sport SVR.

With far more power on tap, the boys in Sant’Agata Bolognese apparently view victory in this particular category as a foregone conclusion. “We will do it,” the company’s chief engineer Maurizio Reggiani smilingly told Car. “We need to wait for a warmer season with good weather. We will be back in the spring.”

The Raging Bull marque is no stranger to the procedure, standing (alongside sister brand Porsche) as one of the few automakers to have cracked the seven-minute barrier at the Nordschleife in road-going production vehicles: first with the Aventador SV (6:59.73 in 2015), then with the Huracan Performante (6:52.01 in 2016).

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  • donald seymour

    …with a Porsche engineered V8.

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      Not only V8 but also all over car makes me feel that is not pure Lamborghini product, but Lamboghiniyzed.

      • donald seymour

        Lamborghiniyzed …Great way to put a method to how they made this vehicle.

  • More Nurburgring debacle. I remember Walter Rohrl said that they do it simply because customer wants it.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Pointless title.

  • Sjaak

    It is like Kardashian, beating Bolt. Of course it can, but still it feels strange.

  • LWOAP

    The only competition they would have is Alfa Romeo. Not exactly thrilling if there is only one manufacturer to beat.

    • Michelin

      Stelvio is not the only competitor, only is the best competitor ! Porsche Cayenne is another competitor, BMW and AMG too … but not so fast.
      Waiting the new Maserati Levante V8 biturbo !

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