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NewsNew Lamborghini Urus Sets Production SUV Pikes Peak Record

New Lamborghini Urus Sets Production SUV Pikes Peak Record

The new Lamborghini Urus beat the previous record held by the Bentley Bentayga


  • The record-setting time was 10:32.064.

  • The new Urus will officially debut in mid-August.


This is certainly one way to pre-introduce a new vehicle… Just ahead of its official reveal in the coming days and weeks, Lamborghini took their latest Urus SUV up the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and set a record.

New Lamborghini Urus Pikes Peak Record | Photo: Lamborghini

In the capable hands of Hillclimb champion and Pirelli test driver Simone Faggioli, the Urus tackled the Peak’s 156 turns that wind for 20 km (12.42 miles) and crossed the finish line at in 10:32.064. The previous record, held by famous racer Rhys Millen, was set in 2018 with a Bentley Bentayga. The old record time was 10:49.902.

“The decision to test ourselves at Pikes Peak reflects the Lamborghini spirit of ‘expect the unexpected’, and demonstrates the outstanding performance of the new Urus model to be presented shortly,” said Rouven Mohr, Automobili Lamborghini Chief Technical Officer. “Pikes Peak is the most famous Hillclimb event in the world, as well as being extremely challenging for the car: the uneven track layout tests the chassis’ balance; the significant altitude differences stress the powertrain; and the weather conditions can change very rapidly between start to finish.”

New Lamborghini Urus Pikes Peak Record | Photo: Lamborghini

The camouflaged Urus was not officially entered in the race however the time was recorded by the official timekeepers of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

New Lamborghini Urus Pikes Peak Record | Photo: Lamborghini
New Lamborghini Urus Pikes Peak Record | Photo: Lamborghini
New Lamborghini Urus Pikes Peak Record | Photo: Lamborghini
New Lamborghini Urus Pikes Peak Record | Photo: Lamborghini
New Lamborghini Urus Pikes Peak Record | Photo: Lamborghini
New Lamborghini Urus Pikes Peak Record | Photo: Lamborghini
New Lamborghini Urus Pikes Peak Record | Photo: Lamborghini
New Lamborghini Urus Pikes Peak Record | Photo: Lamborghini
New Lamborghini Urus Pikes Peak Record | Photo: Lamborghini
New Lamborghini Urus Pikes Peak Record | Photo: Lamborghini
New Lamborghini Urus Pikes Peak Record | Photo: Lamborghini
New Lamborghini Urus Pikes Peak Record | Photo: Lamborghini
New Lamborghini Urus Pikes Peak Record | Photo: Lamborghini
New Lamborghini Urus Pikes Peak Record | Photo: Lamborghini
New Lamborghini Urus Pikes Peak Record | Photo: Lamborghini
New Lamborghini Urus Pikes Peak Record | Photo: Lamborghini
New Lamborghini Urus Pikes Peak Record | Photo: Lamborghini

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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