The Lamborghini Urus Has Turbos So It Can Go Dune Surfing


When the Lamborghini Urus hits the streets sometime in the next couple of years, it won’t just be the first SUV the company has made since the the carmaker’s first SUV since the LM002. It’ll also be the company’s first time using a turbocharged engine in a production car. You may have thought this was a choice motivated by fuel economy reasons, or to simplify the production process. But according to CEO Stephano Domencali, the real reason the Lamborghini Urus uses turbochargers is so it can go dune surfing.

“We will have a turbo—and for one reason. With an SUV you need to have a level of torque at low rpm and only a turbo engine can release this,” Domencali said in an interview with Australia’s CarAdvice. “Otherwise if you want to do…dune surfing…without a turbo you don’t have enough torque to come out from the dune.”

“This was a strategic decision and it’s the first time Lamborghini will use a turbo, but not in a super sports car. In an SUV. Why?” he said. “Because if you made an engineering calculation of what is needed to use in off-road capability, you see immediately you need torque that only a turbo can release.”

Source: www.thedrive.com

#DuneSurfing in a #Lamborghini …. WERE IN! 

Event Photos

Latest News


Over 31 Years of Top Events….

This year Wildside is celebrating 31 years in Event Management; so here are some interesting facts…. Since 1991 – We have organised exceptional events in 37 different countries; through Wildside 1910 people have driven a genuine F1 on a Grand Prix track; riders on the Cannonball Bike Run have ridden a total of 1,603,489 miles […]

Bespoke Events

We appreciate that everyone wants an event that is different and that’s why Wildside offer a personal touch and finesse any event to suit your specific needs. Our events are entirely bespoke and custom made. We can build a one-off event just for you. Want to rent a castle in the Atlas Mountains in North […]

NEW for 2022! Drive an F1 car on the Algarve at the Portuguese Grand Prix circuit

In 2022, Wildside will have F1 courses at three European Grand Prix circuits. Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain; Magny Cours in France and new for 2022 – Portimao in Portugal. At each circuit there will be a choice of F1 cars to drive and each one has raced in the World Championship. Make a severe dent in […]

Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating
Reviews

Julien Piombino

This kind of events for car is extremely expensive and often too fake/posh. But this one for bikes is extremely reasonable, even cheap I will say and it's a familly. The road books are the best I've ever had. I've just done 3 Cannonballs, and they were all different and all great. The organisers are far better than they look.

05 October, 2021

Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating
Reviews

Tom Harvey

Amazing trip, it's now a yearly event! Always so excited to go and so sad to leave.

19 October, 2021

Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating
Reviews

Jon Bridle

Nick and the team always deliver a fantastic event focussed on the customers having a great time while enjoying a motor racing theme.They must be doing something right as I have enjoyed 20 consecutive trips to Le Mans

16 October, 2021

Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating
Reviews

John Cuthbertson

Fantastic events, great people and wonderful organisation.

15 October, 2021