Lamborghini Urus (2021): new ice speed record for the SUV!

Lamborghini Urus (2021) new ice speed record for the SUV

Lamborghini has just won an ice speed record with its Urus. Over one kilometer, standing start, the imposing 650 hp SUV reached an average speed of 114 km / h.

New tour de force from the Lamborghini Urus . The wicked Italian SUV set a new speed record during its first participation in the ” Days of Speed ” event, dedicated to sporty driving on ice and whose 2021 edition was held from March 10 to 13.

On Lake Baikal, Russia , the 650bhp juggernaut (4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine) demonstrated its power and maneuverability by breaking the record for the average speed over one kilometer, standing start .

Launched at 298 km / h on the ice

Led by the Russian pilot Andrey Leontyev, the Urus posted an average of 114 km / h, with a maximum speed recorded during the sprint at 298 km / h !

“This extreme challenge proves once again that the Urus delivers all the performance one would expect from a Lamborghini in terms of acceleration, top speed and handling,” commented Konstantin Sychev, Lamborghini Brand Manager for Eastern Europe and the CIS countries.

“The official data recorded by the FIA ​​(International Automobile Federation) and the RAF (Russian Automobile Federation) will be released in April,” Lamborghini added in a statement.

 

Ferrari Purosangue (2022): like that the future SUV with the prancing horse?

Ferrari Purosangue (2022) like that the future SUV with the prancing horse

While we are still awaiting the official revelation of the Ferrari Purosangue, the future SUV of the Italian manufacturer has been imagined by a designer.

If it has already been surprised during road tests, still camouflaged, the future Ferrari SUV , called Purosangue (for “thoroughbred” ) should soon be unveiled. The prancing horse brand has long denied wanting to give in to the SUV fashion, but it will finally join the pack, in a market where we already find the Aston Martin DBX and other Lamborghini Urus , whose success is at the rendezvous.

Ferrari Purosangu, a mix of Roma and SF90 Stradale?

Georgian designer Giorgi Tedoradze has released two illustrations of the model, with a particularly aggressive styling that is notably inspired by the Roma and the SF90 Stradale .

The front borrows the codes of Ferrari , with sharp headlights as well as an LED light signature that can be found in the lower part of the large angular air intakes.

The stern is a bit more sophisticated, with small LED tail lights connected by a red LED light strip, and highlighted by two exhaust cannulas integrated into the middle of the rear bumper.

With the engine of the GTC4Lusso?

If the mystery still remains on this new model, according to the latest rumors, the Ferrari Purosangue should borrow the 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 of the GTC4Lusso , with a power of around 650 hp … Unless a V12 not on the program?

No presentation date has yet been announced, but the Maranello firm is expected to unveil its first SUV by the end of 2021 .

 

ABT RS Q8-R: a special version of the 740 hp SUV!

ABT RS Q8-R a special version of the 740 hp SUV

German tuner celebrates anniversary with special and modified Audi RS Q8 edition.

Audi RS Q8 owners are unlikely to find their SUV a little soft: with its 600 hp twin-turbo V8, their vehicle is indeed capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds. But if ever this is your case, good news: the German tuner ABT offers you its RS Q8-R, increased for the occasion to 740 hp …

The German, Audi equivalent of a Brabus (Mercedes specialist) , revised the engine ECU and adapted a more efficient air exchanger, to release 140 additional hp from the 4-liter V8. The RS Q8-R is therefore now capable of 0 to 100 km / h in 3.4 seconds , and a top speed of 315 km / h (with the option that jumps the limit to 250 km / h) .

A special 125th anniversary series

What to give cold sweats to many owners of Lamborghini Urus , who until then could count on their 650 hp to gaze fans of the Audi SUV , yet very similar technically.

And to celebrate its 125 years of existence, ABT has decided to produce a limited series of 125 copies of its super-SUV, which has also been stuffed with options. On the menu: a new steering wheel, carbon everywhere including the interior, and a revised central console. Specific 23-inch rims are also part of the game, as well as a released exhaust. Plates and logos celebrate the anniversary all over the interior.

ABT does not disclose a price for its latest creation, but we imagine that the bar of 200,000 euros will be quickly crossed , a “basic” Audi RS Q8 selling for 159,900 € in France, before options and especially before penalties.