10 Reasons We Want Someone To Build This Sick Lamborghini Urus Baja Racer


If you’re like most motorsport fans, you certainly enjoy the heart-pounding thrill of watching a driver and his machine take on some of the toughest tracks or terrain as fast as they dare. Thousands of fans and riders flock to the scenic yet unforgiving Baja California peninsula each year for one of the most prestigious and exciting forms of off-road motorsport. With this year’s SCORE International Baja 1000 fast approaching, HotCars and artist Rostislav Prokop presented a rendered Lamborghini Urus Baja Racer that looks hungry for some epic off-road action.

In its contemporary form, the LamborghiniUrus is an incredible SUV with an MSRP of $225,500, which makes it far from economical to rip. Nonetheless, it provides an excellent platform for a Baja build with the potential to make its ‘Rambo Lambo’ ancestor proud. While an actual build is a pipe dream for now, here are ten reasons why we want someone to build this sick Lamborghini Urus Baja Racer.

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ten The aggressive style of Lamborghini Urus Baja

At first glance, some extravagant design elements and the unmistakable presence of the contemporary Lamborghini Urus are still evident in the impressive design of Rostislav Prokop’s Baja version. However, these are quickly overtaken by the special Baja treatment, starting with the apparent facelift.

The nose is noticeably more aggressive, the front skid plate speaks to its off-road readiness, and the wide octagonal grille provides ample exposure for the radiator. The bold lines of the body kit become more evident when looking at the side of the Lamborghini Urus Baja, while the red side steps contrast perfectly with the polished stainless steel side exhausts.

9 Lamborghini Urus Baja weight saving techniques

With a curb weight of less than 4,850 lbs, Lamborghini’s designers and engineers focused on reducing weight all around for maximum stiffness, comfort and handling. Lamborghini’s plush interior would presumably be stripped of several standard amenities and creature comforts to convert the Urus into a formidable Baja racer.

The lack of rear doors on the Lamborghini Urus Baja means there’s only room for two, and the deleted rear seats allow for appropriate weight savings. Plus, the smooth, consistent body molding covering the older rear doors and quarter windows would presumably make the Baja racer lighter for tackling the dunes and breaking records.

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8 The Lamborghini Urus Baja roll bar

According to Baja 1000 competition rules, all vehicles except quads and motorcycles must be equipped with a roll bar and safety nets to cover the open window area. The visible red bars in the cabin and the safety net on the window suggest that the Lamborghini Urus Baja would meet many of the competition’s requirements for vehicle safety equipment.

Closer inspection reveals the minimum hardware dimension requirements for the roll bars, which include front and rear roll bars, front and rear tie bars, elbows and door bars, rear braces, tubes A-pillar lower tubes and B-pillar lower tubes. With a properly constructed roll cage, the driver and co-driver of the Lamborghini Urus Baja would be safe in the event of an accident.

seven The attractive rear of the Lamborghini Urus Baja

Arguably the biggest design surprise is at the rear, with part of the rear cabin and the entire cargo area now housing a huge spare tire. Since the Lamborghini Urus Baja doesn’t have rear doors, it probably makes sense to remove the rear glass and lower tailgate panel to create a fully open-air experience.

The main rear frame holds the taillights and Lamborghini badge, which would ensure riders maintain flex on the dunes. Although the aerodynamic rear roof spoiler and shark fin antenna remain from the original Urus, the open rear concept and fully custom bumper cover connecting the rear fenders ensure that little SUV is recognizable in the Baja version.

6 Lamborghini Urus Baja additional LED lighting

The Lamborghini Urus Baja Racer features Lamborghini’s horizontal Y-shaped LED headlights, elegant, slim and sporty. However, one of the most significant highlights from the front is undoubtedly the row of seven top-mounted high-output LED headlights.

Interestingly, the two LED light strips above the new front fender replace the Y-shaped front air intakes typical of the contemporary Urus. The additional lighting equipment of the Lamborghini Urus Baja would ensure endless adventures in the dark. Unfortunately, the Y-shaped taillights remain the same as in the original model.

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5 The custom-made Lamborghini Urus Baja suspension

Although the contemporary Lamborghini Urus comes with a standard adaptive air suspension system and adjustable ride height, these alone wouldn’t make it suitable for Baja racing. A quick look at the Lamborghini Urus Baja reveals several tweaks that would be needed to achieve the significant lift.

Key changes include the rear wheel arch being cut out to make room for the suspension components. The badass Lamborghini Urus Baja suspension system must be tailor-made to ensure the best driving dynamics and efficiency.

4 Huge Lamborghini Urus Baja off-road tires

A raised ride height alone doesn’t make the Lamborghini Urus Baja a capable desert racer. Fortunately, the large beadlock wheels would allow for the use of massive all-terrain tires with rugged tread patterns, bigger blocks and wider channels.

Besides function, the large off-road tires are essential to the wide and aggressive stance of the Lamborghini Urus Baja. And in the event of a puncture, an equally massive spare wheel is always stowed in the trunk.

3 Lamborghini Urus Baja side exhausts

Instead of retaining the integrated twin-turn tailpipes, the Lamborghini Urus Baja features a pair of massive side tailpipes, one on each side. Certainly, careful observers might raise safety concerns regarding the proximity of the pipes to the side step.

On the other hand, the massive side exhaust system would potentially be lighter than the default Urus exhaust system. Undoubtedly, the roar of the factory V-8 would also likely be more aggressive.

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2 Lamborghini Urus Baja Twin-Turbo V-8

Engine-wise, the Lamborghini Urus Baja houses the same front-mounted 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 aluminum engine as the standard Urus. Parallel-operated twin-scroll turbochargers deliver maximum power under full-load conditions, ensure maximum torque, deliver smooth power throughout the torque curve, and reduce turbo lag.

Mated to a compact and efficient eight-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission, the contemporary Urus develops 650 hp at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 627 lb-ft at 2,250-4,500 rpm. The Urus accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.1 seconds at lightning speed, completes the quarter mile in 11.3 seconds at 121 mph and reaches a top speed of 189.5 mph.

1 A ready-to-use Baja project

Considering that most Baja concepts built by enthusiasts are usually high-mileage family vehicles that find a second life, it seems crazy to want to tear up an incredible super SUV. However, this out-of-the-box Baja project isn’t entirely crazy since the Lamborghini Urus shares a lot with another tried-and-true Baja favorite, the Porsche Cayenne.

The sick Lamborghini Urus Baja racer rendered by Rostislav Prokop is a call to action for a brave-hearted enthusiast to step up and make the build a reality. Who knows, the Urus Baja might break some long-standing records on its first outing at the Baja 1000.


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