Lamborghini overthrew the subsidiary Bentley and set a new record for off-roaders on a track used for Pikes Peak International Climb. The next evolution of the Urus — which has not yet been presented — has exceeded the time specified in Art Bentayga in 2018 by more than 10 seconds.
Dressed in camouflage, mysterious Urus ran the distance of 156 turns in 10 minutes, 32.06 seconds. For context, the Bentayga that was just knocked off its pedestal set the time 10 minutes and 49.9 seconds in June 2018. Lamborghini doesn’t want to reveal too many details before unveiling the record-breaking Urus, but noted that this model was mostly production. The only changes made were necessary to comply with safety regulations; the list includes a roll cage, racing seats with six-point harnesses and a fire suppression system.
If you’re wondering, wasn’t Pikes Peak in June?, you’d be absolutely right. Lamborghini explained that the Urus was not entered for the official hill climb, which celebrated its 100th edition in 2022. However, his time was recorded by the official timekeepers and the course was apparently closed to traffic for the occasion. Italian racer (and Pirelli test driver) Simone Fagioli set the record.
We won’t have to wait long to find out what’s behind the camouflage. Lamborghini will present the next evolution of the Urus in August 2022.