Lamborghini tests the new Urus at the Nurburgring

Lamborghini tests the new Urus at the Nurburgring

September 22, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

It is not clear whether this is a hybrid version of the crossover or road modification of the ST-X.

Lamborghini is testing the bright green Urus at the Nurburgring, indicating that the company plans to release a new, potentially faster version. There is practically no information about the novelty yet, but it certainly sounds very similar to the existing model, indicating that the crossover is still equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 Group twin-turbocharged VW Group.

Previously, the Italian manufacturer has repeatedly confirmed that Urus will ultimately receive a hybrid version, and there is a possibility that this prototype could become this model. Little is known about the drivetrain that could power this version of the Urus, but it will probably be very similar to the system used by both the Porsche Panamera and the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid, with a power of 670 hp.

However, it is possible that the tested Urus is the prototype of a lightweight and more hardcore version. Maurizio Reggiani, head of research and development at Lamborghini, confirmed several months ago that the company could release a road version of the Urus ST-X. So far, the ST-X has been shown only in conceptual form, but will be used in the upcoming racing series. It weighs about 25 percent less than the standard Urus, and similar weight savings can be made for the street version.

Whatever Lamborghini is involved in, it is clear that he will seek to raise the Urus family to further increase sales.