Because of course they did.
Last November, Lamborghini unveiled the Urus ST-X concept, a wild off-road capable and track-tuned version of its new and equally wild Urus SUV. Lamborghini insisted it would build several ST-X SUVs specifically for a new off-road racing championship series. But what about the rest of us who, uh, don't race professionally? Fortunately, we have some good news.
Digital Trends reports that a high-performance Urus is on its way, though a specific timeline was not given. The publication learned from Lamborghini's R&D boss Maurizio Reggiani that while it's not easy turning the Urus into an ST-X-like vehicle, it's certainly not impossible. When directly asked whether the ST-X can lead to a super Urus, Reggiani simple smiled and said "yes."
No other details were provided. Turns out the order for the ultimate Urus came directly from Lamborghini chief Stefano Domenicali. He wanted to make the Urus even cooler than it already is. Reggiani and his team's first answer was the ST-X. And to show just how serious Lamborghini is about a production version, the ST-X started life out as a regular Urus from the assembly line.
Reggiani and crew ripped out all non-essentials, such as sound-deadening materials and heavy metal parts, and replaced them with carbon fiber components. The result? A 25 percent weight reduction.
"The hardest part of the project was deciding the level of common components shared by the Urus and the ST-X. We needed to identify the components that can remain exactly the same, and the ones that must be modified in order to be suitable for racing. The target is to change as little as possible," Reggiani said. "It's an on-going process; Lamborghini has already built one prototype which is going up and down everywhere," he added.
It is this prototype that will soon spawn the Urus racing vehicles. Lessons learned from this will then be applied to a hardcore street-legal Urus. The biggest unanswered question, however, is whether this new Urus will be track or off-road focused. We don't see any reason why there can't be a variant for both.