No, it’s not April the 1st, and this isn’t a joke. Lamborghini, the car company that populates the tight and slow moving roads of London, is getting involved in Rallycross.
The Italians are taking their new Super SUV, the Urus, and getting involved in one of the most exciting motorsports in the world. And I have to say, after looking at the time above, I’m quite excited. They’re teasing a racing series made entirely of their twin-turbo V8-clad SUVs, where each car will race against the others on dirt, gravel, and mud. This is sounding pretty good, isn’t it?
It will be arriving in 2020 in the Middle East and Europe, and promises paint swapping mayhem as the cars battle it out for the place of champion of this yet to be named event. But what’s even more interesting about this racing series is the way you get involved.
Drivers enter on an arrive-and-drive basis, meaning anyone can enter (as long as you own a Urus of course). This surely means we’re going to be seeing some spectacularly modified Lambos in the coming years as we lead up to the event start. And of course, it means Lamborghini will once again have racing in their blood.
the photos you’re looking at right now is what Lamborghini calls a “mechanically optimised” version of their SUV. It boasts not only FIA-spec safety gear like a roll cage and fire extinguisher, but larger intakes for better cooling of that powerful 641bhp twin-turbo V8. It’s been on a diet too with a 25% weight reduction over stock, and the stiffening of its suspension and the addition of aero parts has made it look a monster. Let’s not mention the centre wheel nuts.
So who’s excited? And when can we see a racing series full of Aventadors and Huracans?