Lamborghini has indicated that its higher-performance Urus could be based around the ST-X Concept that was unveiled late last year.
A report from last week indicated that Lamborghini is currently developing a new version of the Urus which is even faster and lighter than the current model.
Now, Lamborghini’s head of research and development, Maurizio Reggiani, confirmed that in responding to a question from Digital Trends about whether the ST-X could spawn a road car version. “Yes,” he answered.
The Urus ST-X was unveiled by Lamborghini Squadra Corse last year and has been designed to compete in a one-make on- and off-road series set to commence in 2020. Current plans call for this championship to be held at FIA-approved circuits in Europe and the Middle East.
In creating the ST-X Concept, Lamborghini stripped away any components deemed unnecessary for racing while metal parts were replaced by carbon fiber ones. These alterations led to a 25 per cent weight reduction, meaning the SUV only weighs a touch over 1,600 kg (3,527 lbs).
“The hardest part of the project was deciding the level of common components shared by the Urus and the ST-X. We needed to identify the components that can remain exactly the same, and the ones that must be modified in order to be suitable for racing. The target is to change as little as possible,” Reggiani said about the car.
While the study featured an untuned version of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 powering the road car, the street-legal version will probably deliver more than the 641 hp and 627 lb-ft (850 Nm) of the current car.