We all know Lamborghini’s first Super SUV, Urus, is fast, but just how fast is it exactly? Well, the only way to find out is to put it on an open area and put pedal to the metal. And putting pedal to the metal is exactly what 18-time Days of Speed Russian record-holder Andrey Leontyev did with a Lamborghini Urus recently.
The Super SUV piloted by Andrey rockets to a record speed of 298 km/h (185 mph), setting the 1,000-meter (0.62 mile) record. The Urus made an average speed of 114 km/h (71 mph) from a standing start across the vast open space on the warming ice of the world’s deepest lake, Lake Baikal.
That was the official record; during the practice run, the vehicle have reached a maximum speed of 302 km/h (188 mph). And need we remind you that this was a SUV and the feat was achieved on slippery conditions and strong gusts of wind.
The Lamborghini Urus is powered by a beefy 4.0L V8 twin-turbo engine that puts out 650 horses at 6,000 RPM and produces 850 Nm (627 lb-ft) of torque at just 2,250 RPM.
It is the fastest SUV money can buy, capable of wiping the century sprint (0-62 mph) in mere 3.6 seconds and making 0-200 (124 mph) in just 12.8 seconds and topping out at 305 km/h (190 mph).
The Lamborghini Urus’ high-speed record was set at the annual Days of Speed festival, an official sports event dedicated to setting record speeds on ice, held between 10 and 13 March.
The event adheres to all regulations of the FIA (Federation Internationale de I’Automobile) and RAF (Russian Automobile Federation) whom will be publishing the official data in April.
All images courtesy of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A..