No, this is not for the Dakar rally. This race version of the Urus is apparently for a new, single-brand championship that combines a race circuit and an off-road track.
Lamborghini says that the new format will debut in 2020 in Europe and the Middle East on specially prepared FIA-approved circuits, with an “arrive and drive” formula designed to offer driver-customers a complete package including car and technical support during the race weekends.
Compared to the production model, the Urus ST-X Concept has been mechanically optimized and equipped with all the FIA-approved safety elements, including steel roll cage, fire suppression system, and FT3 fuel tank. The weight is down by 25%.
Visually, the ST-X is characterized by a matt Verde Mantis (green) livery in addition to the hood in visible carbon fibre. Unlike the production version, the large air intakes have no slats. The overall look is completed by a rear wing, side racing exhausts with a hexagonal design, and 21-inch single-nut aluminium alloy wheels shod with Pirelli tires.
The twin-turbo V8 still delivers 641 bhp and 850 Nm of torque. The ST-X will make its track debut during the 2019 Lamborghini World Finals.
Glad that someone is trying to give the ‘S’ in the SUVs some meaning.