We have seen the Lamborghini Diablo SV-R being the first single model racing series start back in 1996, later we would see Diablo GT-R, Gallardo Super Trofeo and Huracan Super Trofeo do battle on tracks all over the world with series in Europe, North America, Asia and recently the Middle East ... but now Lamborghini has upped the ante once again ... the ST-X series.
Lamborghini unveiled the Urus ST-X Concept, a race car based on the new Lamborghini Urus that will create an entirely new single make championship to run in Europe and the Middle East from 2020 on, the track debut has been set for the 2019 Lamborghini World Finals.
The Lamborghini Urus has set a new level in the SUV world by becoming the first Super SUV, or SSUV, so the step to create a race car from this model is an obvious one from a marketing point of view ... use the Squadra Corse knowledge gained from years of experience on circuits worldwide and apply that to the new off-road model.
The Urus ST-X, for Super Trofeo X probably, will be 25% lighter compared to the production model, fitted with center-lock wheels, a new, very aggressive looking, quick release front hood and a modified rear hatch, complete with quick release fasteners and a large rear wing at the roof's edge already turn the Urus ST-X into an intimidating racer.
Remove the fins in the front air intakes and insert a simple mech that clearly shows the radiators behind the front bumper and put a modified rear diffuser at the back, and you get a track monster, on the inside you'll find FIA-approved roll cage integrated into the frame and probably a single racing bucket seat, a special fuel cell to be race legal and modified suspension turn the luxury Super SUV into an ST-X.
Note there are no exhausts visible at the rear of the Urus ST-X ... that's because this concept comes complete with side-pipes ... that's right, we find the exhaust just ahead of the rear wheels now.
The official press release from Automobili Lamborghini SpA on Lamborghini Urus ST-X Concept