Lamborghini Squadra Corse reveals Urus ST-X concept for racing
After unveiling the one-off SC18 Alstone, Lamborghini has now unveiled a race version of its super SUV christened Urus ST-X, developed by Squadra Corsa, its motorsport wing. Developed for racing on circuits and off road tracks, the Lamborghini Urus ST-X concept will star in the company’s one make racing series, starting 2020. The race series will be held at FIA approved tracks in Europe and Middle East, with an ‘arrive and drive’ formula ‘to offer driver-customers a complete package including car and technical support during the race weekends’, says Lamborghini.
Visually, the ST-X is equipped with a carbon fibre hood, hexagonal shaped lateral racing exhausts and a rear wing to generate more downforce. The super SUV gets 21-inch single nut aluminium alloy wheels shod with Pirelli tyres.
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The ST-X concept gets FIA approved safety elements including a steel roll cage, fire suppression system and an FT3 fuel tank. The ST-X concept has been tweaked mechanically for racing. It gets a larger air intake system to increase the cooling efficiency of the 4-litre V8 twin turbo engine under its hood which develops 642bhp at 6000rpm and 850Nm at 2250-4500rpm. The ST-X concept sheds 25 per cent of weight as compared to the standard model. The suspension is also raised and the torsional stiffness is increased due to the addition of roll cage which is integrated to the frame.
The Lamborghini Urus ST-X will make its track debut during the 2019 Lamborghini World Finals.