Lamborghini makes a really fast SUV called the Urus. Lamborghini also runs a one-make racing championship with the Huracán. Clearly, Lamborghini occasionally likes to deliberately cross its memos.
Because after the one-off Squadra Corse SC18 Aventador comes this Urus ST-X Concept: a super-SUV imbued with motorsport DNA designed for a one-make championship in 2020. It’s supposed to combine both circuit and off-road tracks, which means the proposed format—apparently based around Europe and in the Middle East on specially prepared FIA-approved circuits—will be wild.
The car? It’s green, with a carbon-fiber hood and larger air intakes over the regular Urus to better cool that twin-turbo V8. There’s also a rear wing, new racing exhausts, and 21-inch single-nut aluminum alloy wheels.
Lamborghini tells us it’s lighter than the standard Urus—25% lighter, in fact—which is actually hugely significant. It brings the Urus’s curb weight down from over two tons to around 1,650kg. Which means the 641hp and 849Nm of torque can be applied to much better effect.
There’s no word on performance data—or indeed where the lightweighting has occurred—but an already sub-4sec-to-100kph SUV with, presumably, no interior will probably be mighty punchy. We do know that it has a roll cage integrated into the frame, along with a fire extinguisher and an FT3 fuel tank.
And we also suspect that the customers who opt for this ‘arrive-and-drive’ one-make Urus championship will probably be having a whale of a time.
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.