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The Upcoming New Lamborghini Urus Model Set The SUV Record At Pikes Peak

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The new Lamborghini Urus model is setting records before it’s even introduced itself.

For a while, Lamborghini has made it clear that a new version of its incredibly popular, luxurious, and powerful Urus Super SUV is on the horizon, and with the Urus taking Lamborghini off the beaten path and out of its comfort zone as a brand, this new Urus is ready to prove with numbers that Lamborghini’s SUVs are as fearsomely strong on the track as its supercars. The venue chosen to achieve this feat was the track used for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which is one of the most famed and important tracks in the rally world. A record at Pikes Peak is undeniably respected and the hill climb has been a challenge for drivers, cars, and brands the world over for over 100 years.

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Pirelli test driver Simone Faggioli was put behind the wheel of the still-camouflaged new Urus to take on the 156 turns on the 12.42-mile-long route, which was closed to traffic for the occasion and climb up to 14,115 feet to finish the race, and he was able to get there in 10 minutes and 32 seconds. Because this new Urus model has not made an official debut yet, it was not entered in the official race, but the time was recorded by official timekeepers of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, and it bested the previous non-race day manufacturer record for SUVs of 12:35.610, as well as the current race day record for SUVs of 10:49.902, which was set by Rhys Millen in a Bentley Bentayga in 2018. With its twin-turbocharged V8 engine and tires that are an evolution of the current Urus’ Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R set developed for SUVs to perform well on both dry and wet asphalt, the vehicle was standard besides safety modifications like a roll cage, race seats, and fire extinguisher. As the reveal and debut of the new Lamborghini Urus model approaches, it already has one of the automotive world’s greatest accolades to its name.

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