National Automotive Test Tracks (NATRAX) recently developed Asia’s longest and fastest test track in Madhya Pradesh, Pithampur. The facility was recently inaugurated by Union Minister Prakash Javadekar virtually. This test track has no speed limits and is designed in a way to push the cars to its limits. The test track offers optimum conditions for cars to reach their top speeds. Many supercar and luxury SUV owners have already started to use the facility. We have a video of a Lamborghini Urus SUV that is seen touching 317 kmph on speedometer while being driven on Asia’s longest test track.
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The video has been shared by malwasupercarsclub on their Instagram page. When the video starts, Lamborghini Urus was already doing speeds over 300 kmph. It should be noted that official top-speed of a Lamborghini Urus is 190 miles per hour or 305 kmph. The driver keeps on pushing the car to the limits and as seen in the video, the SUV had already crossed the 305 kmph mark. The SUV was being driven in the 7th gear and the car slowly started inching towards 317 kmph. It should be noted that the speed shown here in the video is from the instrument cluster. Generally, there is a slight difference between the readings on the instrument cluster and the actual speed.
The actual speed at which the SUV was being driven is not clear however, this is an unofficial top speed record for Lamborghini Urus. NATRAX facility is designed for doing 250 km/h of neutral speeds and a maximum speed of up to 375 km/h on the curbs. There are no speed limits specified on the straights. The track also boasts of zero per cent longitudinal slope that translates into improving the accuracy of the tests done on the vehicles here. Several car Manufacturers like Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler Automobile. Peugeot and Lamborghini have expressed their interest in using the new facility.
Coming back to the Lamborghini Urus, it is a popular SUV among supercar owners. The aggressive styling of a typical Lamborghini with ample amount of ground clearance means, it is suitable for our roads. That reflected in Urus’s sales as well. Lamborghini sold over 100 units and is one of the most successful model for the brand in India. This super luxury SUV is popular among Indian celebrities and some of them have already bought it as well. Lamborghini Urus SUV is powered by a 4.0 litre V8, twin-turbo engine that generates 650 Ps and 850 Nm of peak torque. The power is sent to all four wheels – 40 percent power to front wheels and 60 percent to the rear wheels. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Lamborghini Urus is a proper SUV and weighs around 2.2 tons. This does not mean Urus is a slow by any means, the SUV can do 0-100 kmph sprint in 3.6 seconds. The front disc brakes on the Urus is also the largest seen on any production car (440 mm). Lamborghini costs around Rs 3.15 crore, ex-showroom.