- Lamborghini Returns to SRO America Paddock with Renewed Vigor
- Urus Safety Car to Lead the Field into Green Flags, Out of Cautions, Restarts
- Super Sport Utility Vehicle Honors Lamborghini Racing Heritage
Today SRO Motorsports America announced that Lamborghini will provide the series with its Official Safety Car for the upcoming season. Safety car duties across all series will be handled by SRO crew in a specially-prepared Lamborghini Urus super sport utility vehicle.
The Lamborghini brand is enjoying a renaissance in the SRO America paddock as no less than seven entries are currently registered for the season opener at Sonoma on March 5-7 in both the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS and GT America powered by AWS series. The various homologated Lamborghini Huracan GT3 platforms and their EVO variants will see both single and dual-driver occupants as racers register for the GTWCA and GT America competitions, with at least one team attempting to contest both series.
“We are delighted to be back in the SRO paddock in North America with such a strong representation of customer teams in both GTWCA and GT America,” said Christopher Ward, senior motorsports manager for Lamborghini Squadra Corse. “To have the Urus SSUV Safety Car representing the marque at the head of the field as we take the green flag in Sonoma will be a very appropriate way to signal our return.”
As a super sport utility vehicle, the Lamborghini Urus is more than capable of holding its own among the high-tech race machinery on the track. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine, the full-time all-wheel-drive equipped vehicle is capable of a 3.1-second 60-mph rating, possibly terminating in an 11.3-second jaunt down one-fourth of a straight mile. Flat out, the Urus is said to be able to reach a top speed of 190mph. In turns, the air springs and adjustable ride height help to ensure the Urus spends all of its time on-track, not off.
“We are excited to welcome Lamborghini back to the paddock and into the role of Official Safety Car,” said Greg Gill, president and CEO of SRO Motorsports America. “The long-standing racing heritage and prestige that precede the Lamborghini marque are complementary to our own racing history and mission to provide top-tier GT racing and competition.”
Follow along when the SRO America season kicks off at Sonoma Raceway in March with all races live-streamed and audio simulcast on XM Satellite Radio, followed by additional full-weekend per-series coverage provided by CBS Sports Network. Track your favorite series on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter - get those links and more information at www.sro-america.com.