Italian super luxury car maker Lamborghini’s Urus has reached the highest drivable road in the world that is at the top of Umling La Pass in the Ladakh region.
The road is at an altitude of 19,300 feet and has been constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).
With the Urus traversing the Umling La Pass twice, first on October 8 and then on October 9, has become the highest point reached by a Lamborghini vehicle, Lamborghini India said in a statement.
The SUV is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that develops 641bhp of maximum power and 850Nm of peak torque. The Lamborghini Urus can accelerate from standstill to 100kmph in merely 3.6 seconds. The SUV can reach a top speed of 305kmph.
Lamborghini India head Sharad Agarwal said that it is the proud moment for Lamborghini as the Urus unlocks the pinnacle of high-altitude driving across the Umling La pass. He further added that during the 87.5km-long drive from Hanle to Umling La, Urus performed brilliantly under the Terra and Sport driving modes on a road that sits higher than the base camps of Mount Everest.
Umling La Pass has extreme weather conditions with minimum temperature ranging from -20 degrees to -10 degrees besides extremely thin air density and wind speed varying from 40-80 km/hr, making it one of the most challenging and difficult roads to conquer, reportedly.