Forward of its premiere in mid-August, the yet-to-be-revealed new Lamborghini Urus set a brand new report within the manufacturing SUV class on the monitor used for the Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb: the well-known uphill race that just lately celebrated its 100th Working.
Hillclimb champion and Pirelli check driver Simone Faggioli, holder of the rear-wheel drive report set within the 2018 ‘Race to the Clouds’ on Pikes Peak, was entrusted with the brand new Urus, sporting a camouflage wrap forward of its official presentation. The timed assault came about on the identical route because the race, with the highway closed to visitors for the event. Ranging from an altitude of 2862 meters, Faggioli tackled the 156 turns that wind for 20 km (12.42 miles) ascending an extra altitude of 1439 meters over a median gradient of seven%, and crossing the end line at 4302 meters (14,115 ft) in 10:32.064.
But to make its formal debut, the brand new Urus was not entered within the official race however the time was recorded by the official timekeepers of the Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb. The Urus bested each the earlier PPIHC sanctioned non-race day producer report of 12:35.610 set by Paul Dallenbach in 2014, and the present race day report of 10:49.902 held by Rhys Millen, set in 2018, in a Bentley Bentayga.
“The choice to check ourselves at Pikes Peak displays the Lamborghini spirit of ‘anticipate the surprising’, and demonstrates the excellent efficiency of the brand new Urus mannequin to be introduced shortly.” – Rouven Mohr, Automobili Lamborghini Chief Technical Officer
The Urus, outfitted with the usual twin-turbo V8 engine, was modified to adjust to the protection rules of the Pikes Peak Worldwide Hill Climb: the passenger compartment is provided with a roll cage; the usual seats changed by a race seat with six-point harness; and a hearth extinguishing system was put in.
The tires (sizes 285/40 R22 and 325/35 R22) are an evolution of the Urus’ Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R. Sure, Lamboghini pulled a Porsche by placing on barely avenue authorized tires to set a brand new monitor report.
The brand new Pirelli semi-slick tire has been developed to satisfy the traits of an SUV, with this explicit variant developed in cooperation with Lamborghini. The result’s a tire with elevated versatility, returning excessive efficiency each on dry asphalt with excessive ambient temperatures and on moist surfaces with colder temperatures. However don’t anticipate to get greater than 5000 miles life out of it.