For its first participation in the “Days of Speed” on frozen Lake Baikal, Lamborghini broke a speed record in Urus. The Italian SUV managed to cover one kilometer from a standing start at an average speed of 114 km / h.

The recorded top speed is 298 km / h. You imagine ? Ride at nearly 300 km / h on ice, even in a space as open as Lake Baikal, that should not be very reassuring. Especially when you know that you are riding above the deepest lake in the world. It is the Russian driver Andrey Leontyev, who holds 18 records at the “Days of Speed” who was at the wheel of the Lamborghini Urus. during performance. Moreover, during the tests it even reached a speed of 302 km / h according to official data recorded by the Russian Automobile Federation (RAF).

According to the brand, this is a demonstration of the handling of their super-SUV, especially in such extreme conditions with strong gusts of wind. “Lamborghini always sets ambitious goals, reinforcing the unparalleled performance of our products and demonstrating the innate innovation and technical prowess of our super sports cars. This extreme challenge proves once again that the Urus offers all the performance one expects from a Lamborghini in terms of acceleration, top speed and handling, making it possible to cover any road: whether on highway, off-road or even on ice. We look forward to the official Urus results being released ”, can we read in the press release, in all modesty.

The top sports SUV?

While waiting for the arrival of the future Ferrari Purosangue, the Lamborghini Urus is placed as one of the references. Its 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 delivers 650 horsepower and 850 Nm of torque, allowing it to go from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.6 seconds and the 0 to 200 km / h in 12.8 seconds. All for a maximum speed of 305 km / h which could even have been reached on ice.

Obviously, these performances cannot be matched on the ice, but we have to admit that this record speaks for itself. We can’t wait for a rival like the Aston Martin DBX or the future Purosangue to play the game of ice driving to see if the Urus really is the best anywhere.