Not that long ago, no one would have thought that an SUV could be as fast or exciting on the track as a sports car. Yet, here we are, with rides such as the Lamborghini Urus demonstrating just how awesome they are.
The Italian super SUV was recently set loose on the Hockenheim circuit for a fast lap. Pro racing driver Uwe Sener was behind the wheel and managed to squeeze just about everything from the Urus, crossing the finish line 1 minute and 57.1 seconds after setting off, as you can see in the video right below.
Billed as a sports car with the functionality of an SUV, the Urus is the brand’s second high-riding vehicle after the rare LM002, which was produced until 1993. Unlike that one, however, which was designed as a military vehicle first and, when it wasn’t adopted, converted to a hardcore off-roader, the Urus is built with on-road handling and performance in mind.
Powering the Urus is the sole forced induction engine fitted to a current Lamborghini: a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that puts out 650 PS (641 hp / 478 kW) and 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque.
The cutting-edge design, clever engineering, MLB Evo underpinnings and powerful engine have helped the Urus achieve performance worthy of a supercar. Naught to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.6 seconds, 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 12.8 seconds and a 305 km/h (190 mph) top speed.