The Lamborghini Urus has ascended to new heights after setting a new 1000m speed record on Ice!
Lamborghini participated in the Day of Speed on the Ice of Lake Baikal where their sporty SUV, the Urus just set a top speed of 298 km/h. The model also set the record over a 1,000-meter stretch, with an average speed of 114 km/h when starting from a standing position. While ShiftUp is in awe of this new milestone set by the Lamborghini Urus, let’s take a deeper look into this record-breaking event that occurred on the Day of Speed.
Before we begin, Russian pilot Andrey Leontyev who drove the Urus holds the record for the Day of Speed 18 times. Although the thrust is reduced due to skating and strong winds, it still shows excellent performance and outstanding performance. Manipulability. The V8 twin-turbocharged engine has the highest power-to-weight ratio among the ones available in the market right now, which makes Urus one of the fastest super SUVs in the world.
Lamborghini Urus is currently powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h at 3.6 Within seconds. Accelerate from 0 to 200 km/h in 12.8 seconds, with a top speed of 305 km/h. It is one of the best available in the automobile market today.
The annual “Days of Speed” music festival was held from March 10th to 13th, 2021. This sporting event organized by the racing company LAV is dedicated to breaking ice speed records. This event complies with all requirements of FIA largely known as the Federation of International Automobile and RAF rules (Russian Automobile Federation).
Konstantin Sychev, head of Lamborghini Eastern Europe and CIS, specified that Lamborghini has always set bold and ambitious goals for itself, reiterated the unparalleled performance standards. They set for their products and supported our inherent innovation and technical performance. Product super sports car. This extreme challenge once again proves that the Urus Super SUV can provide the performance that Lamborghini expects in terms of acceleration and top speed and handling to clear any road, whether it is highways, off-road routes, or even ice. We are very satisfied with the announcement of Urus’s official results.
During the practice runs for the Day of Speed, the LamborghiniUrus reached a top speed of 302 km/h. Konstantin Sychev, head of Lamborghini Eastern Europe, said: This extreme challenge once again shows that the Urus super SUV provides Lamborghini’s performance in terms of acceleration and top speed, as well as in opening up any road. Expectations from the car’s performance are in all spheres like highways, off-road, and even icy. They were very pleased with the announcement of Urus’s official results.
Despite official statements, it would be unfair at SHiFTUP to not note that the highest measured speed on ice was by an Audi RS6 achieved in the Gulf of Bothnia in Finland in 2013. The top speed registered was 335.7 km/hr. Whether this record will set a speed record specifically for the SUV remains to be seen.
Lamborghini Urus is among one of the fastest SUVs available in the market right now. Marking a top speed of 305 km/h is not an easy task on ice. However, the Russian speedster Andrey Leontyev managed to pioneer this and set a new world record on the Day of Speed. The Lamborghini Urus can 0 to 100 km/hr in 3.6 seconds and from 0 to 200 km/hr in 12.6 seconds which is an excellent feature for the SUV which targets their sales around speed.
SHiFTUP has a list of some of the most affordable SUVs available, and this goes without saying the Urus definitely features on the top list. The best part about this record challenger is that Lamborghini used stock 22-inch Pirelli Scorpion Winter tires. To control all that weight while keeping it straight requires a lot of expertise and Andrey was definitely up for the job.
For 2021, Lamborghini has made the Urus more unmistakable by adding a wider color spectrum in the form of the Pearl Capsule appearance package. This includes bright green, orange and yellow colors. There’s also a kit available that adds 23-inch wheels, plus black trim pieces on the roof, rear spoiler, and diffusers. Along with appearance updates, Lamborghini has also made several driving features standard, which includes adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring to name a few.
The Urus has been a gateway for Volkswagen as well, for them to tap into Lamborghini’s vast resources and experience in motorsports. The MQB Platform houses a group of important SUVs, which include the luxurious Bentley Bentayga and the uber sporty Porsche Cayenne. So, a sign of successful investment, the Urus’ ice record is definitely a cherry on top of a vast cake of full-size sporty SUVs.