LITTLE MISSING – The Lamborghini Urus is preparing to receive a series of updates which will be unveiled on August 21st. While waiting to disseminate all the information on the restyling, the Bolognese company wanted to test the renewed Urus on a decidedly challenging as well as iconic track, that of the Pikes Peak, the famous uphill race that recently celebrated the edition n. 100.
BEAT THE BENTAYGA – The Lamborghini Urus (will it be called Evo?), entrusted to Simone Faggioli, hillclimb champion and Pirelli test driver, carried out a time attack on the same route as the race (the road was closed to traffic for the occasion), starting from an altitude of 2,862 meters. The pilot tackled the 156 curves that wind for 20 km on a vertical drop of 1,439 meters and an average gradient of 7%, crossing the finish line at 4,302 meters in a time of 10: 32,064. The record time was recorded by the official timekeepers of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, beating the precedent of the Bentley Bentayga10: 49.902, dating from 2018.
THANKS PIRELLI – The Lamborghini Urus has been modified to comply with the safety regulations set by the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb: the passenger compartment was in fact equipped with a rollcage, the standard seats replaced with racing seats and six-point safety belts and a extinction. The tires (sizes 285/40 R22 and 325/35 R22) are an evolution of the Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R Current: for the first time, Pirelli’s semi-slick tire, developed jointly with Lamborghini, is adapted for the characteristics of an SUV. This new tire has made it possible to achieve high performance both on dry asphalt, with high temperatures, and on wet surfaces with colder temperatures.
HOW WILL IT BE? – What will it be like there Lamborghini Urus restyling? To find out we will have to wait a few more days. For now we have to be content with observing the images of the car that took part in the hill climb, with the body still covered by camouflage, albeit light. From a stylistic point of view, the new profile of the bumper is noted, with revised air intakes and more pronounced appendages, in addition to the farewell of the hexagonal grille. There are also new alloy wheels with a black finish, revised air intakes on the rear fascia, a larger spoiler, four-way tailpipes and a diffuser of the most minimal shape.