It’s a battle of Lamborghini supremacy: Urus SUV versus the Huracan coupe. Who would win?
On paper, this seems like a pretty stupid race. Sure, they’re both Lamborghinis, but one is more like a Porsche Cayenne that got the Lambo treatment, while the Huracan is a proper Lamborghini sports car. On top of that, the Urus weighs half again as much as the Huracan without nearly as much a boost to power.
Let’s go over the numbers. The Huracan sports a 5.2-L V10 engine that puts down 602 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty is done in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of just over 200 mph. Crucially, weight is just 3,135 lbs.
On the other hand, we have the Urus. It’s an SUV powered by a 4.0-L twin-turbo V8 that produces 641 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque. For an SUV, the Urus is quite quick: zero to sixty is done in 3.6 seconds on its way to a top speed of 190 mph. It weighs 4,900 lbs, which is slightly lighter than other SUVs but is still very heavy by sports car standards.
Both have AWD. Both have launch control. Both have that little sense of insanity that Lamborghini brings to all their cars. But only one can be the winner in a drag race.
We’ve got Archie Hamilton Racing (by way of Motor1) to thank for this insane video of two brits deciding to race to highly uncompetitive Lamborghinis against each other. Archie owns the Huracan, while his friend is the proud owner of the Urus.
You can check out the video above or you can skip here for the big spoiler: out of 4 races, the Urus wins only once, and that was because Archie didn’t engage launch control and spun out his back tires off the line. On the second standing quarter-mile race, he remembered to engage launch control and crushed the Urus like a bug.
The third and fourth races, which were rolling quarter-mile races, were both basically the same. The two cars came out the gate at roughly the same speed, but the Huracan kept slowly pulling away the entire length of the runway. There was no contest at any point.
So what’s the moral of the story? A big heavy SUV will lose to a lighter, quicker coupe every time, regardless of the fact they’re both made by Lamborghini. And always remember launch control when you’re about to start a quarter-mile drag race. Computers are a lot better at judging just how much power they can put down without spinning their tires than you are. It’s just a fact.