Apparently, the current owner of the Nurburgring lap record for a production car isn’t at the moment interested in achieving the same honor in the SUV category, though that may very well change after the arrival of the Urus.
For now, or at least until Alfa Romeo Stelvio has a go at it, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S is safe. Lamborghini has showed a keen interest in Nürburgring lap times in the hype-delivering process ahead of the Huracan Performante’s unveiling and record-breaking 6:52.01 time, Lamborghini is apparently not interested in delivering a similar performance with the Urus. Andrea Baldi, the company’s chief for the Asia Pacific region made the reveal – and he went on to say the LM002’s spiritual successor hasn’t been trialed and tested for ‘Ring lap times in mind.
As for any regular SUV – even one with high performance and luxury credentials – it will carry a higher ground clearance even though it won’t go for the off-road capabilities of the Jeep brand. Baldi reiterated the company’s strategy to offer the Urus with a V8 engine, complete with turbo, and again hinted as company execs before this might be the first production car to also gain a hybrid powertrain. “It comes back to the regulations, these are really [driving] the decisions,” he offered as explanation.