Marc UrbanoCar and Driver

The Lamborghini Urus’s 2:55.8 is the quickest SUV lap ever at our annual Lightning Lap event and puts the SUV in front of some serious hardware.The 641-hp Lambo SUV outran its nearest competitor—and platform-mate—the Porsche Cayenne Turbo by 3.4 seconds.Optional Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires give the Urus the grip necessary to lap under three minutes.Making a near 5000-pound SUV lap VIR’s Grand Course in less than three minutes is a stunning accomplishment. Making one do it 4.2 seconds below that milestone is a sheer marvel. That’s what Lamborghini did with the Urus. Read the full story and watch the video here.

The list of vehicles that the Urus trounces at VIR is substantial and it starts with the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, which also ran at Lightning Lap this year—albeit 3.4 seconds less rapid than the Lambo. The previous SUV record at Lightning Lap, set in 2018, was held by the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S Coupe at 3:01.7. However, the Urus is also quicker than the 2011 Porsche 911 GT3, the 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10, and the 2007 Corvette Z06.

Marc UrbanoCar and Driver

Just like all modern cars, the Urus benefits from contemporary rubber; its optional Pirelli P Zero Corsas made 1.02 g in our road test. They are, however, the same tires that the Cayenne Turbo wore this year so there’s no denying that it’s King of the SUVs at Lightning Lap.

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