Lamborghini Urus ST-X Concept is the vision is a luxury car conceived for an innovative single-brand championship that combines race circuit and off-road track. Lamborghini announced that the new format will debut in 2020 in Europe and the Middle East on specially prepared FIA-approved circuits, with an “arrive and drive” formula designed to offer driver-customers a complete package including car and technical support during the race weekends.
The Urus ST-X Concept applies Lamborghini Squadra Corsa’s motorsport experience to a brand new car racing segment.
During the Super Trofeo 2018 World Finals in Vallelunga, Italy, Lamborghini Squadra Corse unveiled the Urus ST-X Concept, the racing version of the first Super SUV in the luxury automotive brand’s history.
The light weight, along with the raised set-up and torsional stiffening provided by a roll cage integrated in the frame, contribute to making the Urus ST-X Concept a race car for track and off-road use without compromise. Its track debut will take place during the 2019 Lamborghini World Finals.
Compared to the production model, the Urus ST-X Concept vehicle has been mechanically optimized and equipped with all the FIA-approved safety elements, including steel roll cage, fire suppression system, and FT3 fuel tank. Aesthetically, the Urus ST-X Concept is characterized by the matt Verde Mantis (green) livery in addition to the hood in visible carbon fiber.
“Without the need for the luxuries of the street (likely seats, infotainment, air conditioning, and other interior bits), the Urus ST-X has shed 25 percent of the production SUV’s weight. The lower weight and extra rigidity provided by the roll cage should make this SUV quite a formidable vehicle for the track,” commented motorauthority.com.
The Urus ST-X concept is finished in mantis green complete with a race livery.
Larger air intakes optimize the cooling of the V8 twin-turbo engine that is capable of delivering 650 CV and 850 Nm of torque. The overall look of this new re-imagined SUV is completed by the rear wing, the lateral racing exhausts with a new hexagonal design, and 21” single-nut aluminum alloy wheels fitted with Pirelli tires. The development of the racing configuration has also led to a 25% weight reduction compared with the production model.