Can the Lamborghini Urus beat Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s Nurburgring SUV record?

Article by Christian A., on December 12, 2017

Many automakers seem to always have the Nurburgring in the back of their heads when they build new cars. And a lot of them seem to be obsessed about making an attempt to break the record. Now, Lamborghini has decided to join the rest of these guys. It is not the first time for them to take their cars to the Green Hell. In fact, the Huracan Performante once took home the record around the Ring, before the Porsche 911 GT2 RS took over with a total of 6 minutes 47.3 seconds time.

Next spring, the Italian automaker plans to head back to the Green Hell, but with a different model this time - the Lamborghini Urus -- as it attempts to be the fastest SUV to lap the Nurburgring. At the time of this writing, it is the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio that holds the record time with 7 minutes and 51.7 seconds.

However, if you could remember, some people doubted its performance saying that the video had been edited to make it look like it finished that soon. Whether it is legitimate or not, that is still the same time the Urus has to beat to become the record holder.

Earlier this week with an interview with CAR, Maurizio Reggiani, research and development boss of Lamborghini, mentioned that the Urus will head to the Nurburgring next spring. Why not sooner, you ask? It’s because there are better chances for the Urus to beat the Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s time during the warmer season with good weather.

Reggiani truly has confidence in the Urus’ performance as when he was asked about whether it can beat Alfa Romeo’s time, he smiled and said that the 650 horsepower SUV “will do it”.

What else do we know about the Urus? Apart from being one of the super SUVs out there, with a stylish body that takes inspiration from the Aventador S, it also comes with a handful of technologies inside the cabin. This includes two large touch screens on the center console, climate control settings, and a third screen that replaces the instrument cluster that is fully configurable. It also has several driving modes like Strada, Sport, Corsa, and Neve (snow), and two optional ones which are Terra and Sabbia.

The Lamborghini Urus is not the only model the Alfa Romeo Stelvio should be worried about, as there is also the upcoming Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid. However, Porsche and Lamborghini come from the same empire, so we would not be surprised if Porsche gives it to Lamborghini this time, because it is higher up in the food chain. If you didn’t know, the Lamborghini Urus comes with a hefty price tag of $200,000 to reflect its status.

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