Lamborghini will launch new Urus SUV racing series

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Meet the Lamborghini Urus ST-X – the one-make rallycross-esque racer that’ll hit tracks in its own series in 2020. The new racing series was announced, along with the reveal of the ST-X Concept, at the Lamborghini World Final in Vallelunga. The cars will compete throughout Europe, the Middle Eastand beyond on FIA-approved circuits.

The racing version of the Super Sport Utility Vehicle is the first in the manufacturer’s history. Lamborghini plan for this to be another one-make series that currently compliments their Huracan Super Trofeo events that take place in Europe, North America and Asia.

To make best use of the car’s 4×4 system, the locations will be “specially prepared FIA-approved circuits” with both asphalt and off-road sections. Though the power of the standard car’s 4-litre twin-turbo V8 remains unchanged, at 641bhp, Lamborghini claims to have done a lot of work to optimise the performance of the Urus ST-X. For one thing, a massive 550kg has been shed from the road-going Urus.

A large SUV may seem like an unlikely candidate for a racer, but the Lamborghini Urus could be a surprisingly capable track weapon. The track debut of the new SUV will take place during the Lamborghini World Finals meeting in 2019.

A large SUV may seem like an unlikely candidate for a racer, but the Lamborghini Urus could be a surprisingly capable track weapon. The track debut of the new SUV will take place during the Lamborghini World Finals meeting in 2019.

Jaguar too

The Urus won’t be the first SUV to be given its own championship. We recently talked about Jaguar’s pure-electric I-Pace eTrophy, which will take to the track next month as part of a Formula E support series.