New official pictures of the Lamborghini Urus ST-X race car have been released on the internet, allowing us to see more of it. The racer is scheduled to join the competition at the Super Trofeo 2020 World Finals in Misano Adriatico, Italy.
Making its first public appearance as a concept in November 2018, the Urus ST-X is the creation of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse division, having special characteristics that distinguish it from the standard street-legal crossover. For instance, it sports the identical Verde Mantis color scheme like various Huracan race cars and it will feature center-lock wheels, which are coincidentally not exemplified in these pictures.
The Lambo racer is also equipped with an FIA-approved steel roll cage, FT3 fuel tank, and fire suppression system. Lamborghini has put a lot of work to make the Urus ST-X far lighter than the regular model, with the first concept weighing 3,637 lbs or about one quarter less. That is a significant improvement and is one of the most distinguishing features.
Powering the car is the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine as the road-going model, which pumps out 641 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. We still haven’t got a performance figure, what we note is that the street-legal car can go from zero to 62 mph in just 3.6 seconds and max out at 189 mph.
Rumor has it that the Italian automaker is building a more radical version of the road-going Urus utilizing some of the ST-X’s technologies. The brand’s R&D boss Maurizio Reggiani once hinted that the standard SUV could adopt similar weight-shaving method as the race car. It’s also possible that the firm will increase the grunt of the V8 engine, although this is just speculation at the moment.