• Will the Lamborghini Urus Beat the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s Lap Record around the Nurburgring?

    2019 Lamborghini Urus Lambo's first SUV since the LM002 was discontinued in 1993 with just 328 models produced
  • Mixes Aventador and Huracan with SUV tradition
  • Hexagonal shapes and sharp angles front to back Typical Lambo Styling with an SUV twist
  • 21-inch wheels are standard but can be optioned up to 23-inches All wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero tires
  • Precise Aerodynamics This includes a floating rear wing, wheelhouse aerodynamics, window blades, and an aerodynamically efficient underbody
  • Longer than a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S @ 201.25 inches The Cayenne Turbo S? 191.1 inches
  • Twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8; 650HP; 627 LB-FT It mates to a ZF eight-speed automatic that uses an electric torque converter - a first for Lamborghini
  • 0-to-62 mph in 3.6 seconds and top speed of 190 mph AWD and the Aventador's rear-wheel steering as standard equipment
  • Quicker than a Porsche Cayenne Turbo S Which hits 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and tops out at 176 mph
  • Multiple drive modes for adaptability It means you can travel the icy road, sand dunes, and heavy snow
  • Active air damper system
  • Available off-roading package Because you'll surely take your new Lambo off-road, right?

What would automakers do if this near-pointless record didn’t exist?

The Lamborghini Urus is a weird lambo, but a rather potent SUV, and that’s exactly why the raging bull will be putting it to work on the Nurburgring in an effort to beat out the 7:41.7 SUV lap record of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. The report comes courtesy of CAR Magazine, with the publication saying the Lamborghini is even “confident that it will take it (the lap record) by a comfortable margin. Will the Urus be able to walk Lamborghini’s talk or will it fall short of the 7:41.7 lap time? Well, it’s hard to say, but the Urus isn’t exactly your grandpa’s daily driver, either.

Powered by a 4.0-liter V-8, the Urus is good for 650 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque. That power puts it in the range of a 3.6-second sprint of 60 mph and a Lambo-promised top speed of 190 mph. Those are some pretty stout figures for an SUV, no doubt, and it’s quite a bit better than that of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio as well. It’s powered by a 2.9-liter V-6, the same one found in the Giulia Quadrifoglio, that delivers 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Now, that’s nowhere near as much power as you’ll find in the Urus, but it can still make that run to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds with a top speed around 177 mph.

Of course, just having more power and a higher top speed isn’t something that will net you the record for fastest SUV around the ‘Ring. Earning that title means actually doing it, and it takes a lot more than a few good-looking specs to pull that off. It comes down to driver skill, track and weather conditions, maneuverability of the vehicle, handling, etc. So, Lamborghini may be confident, and rightfully so as it has cracked that seven-minute mark (with the Aventador SV and the Huracan Performante,) but this is the brands first SUV. As they say, you can’t just crawl in the ring with the apes and think you can box, you’ve got to prove you have what it takes. As Lambo’s first SUV since the LM002, I don’t think it will be able to pull it off. But, maybe they’ll prove me wrong. What do you all think? Let us know in the comments section below

Lamborghini Urus vs. Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Specs

Lamborghini Urus Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Engine type twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 2.9-liter V-6
Transmission 8-speed automatic gearbox six-speed manual
Horsepower 650 HP @ 6,000 RPM 505 HP
Torque 627 LB-FT @ 2,250 RPM 443 LB-FT
0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) 3.6 seconds 3.9 seconds
Top Speed 190 mph 177 mph

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Lamborghini Urus

2019 Lamborghini Urus Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2019 Lamborghini Urus.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

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