Lamborghini Urus traverses the Umling La Pass at 19,300 feet

(October 13, 2021) INDIA — The Lamborghini Urus has unlocked the highest drivable road in the world at the top of the Umling La Pass in India’s Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, which is 19,300ft above sea level. Built by the Border Roads Organization (BRO), the Umling La Pass is a remarkable feat of engineering carried out by the BRO under weather conditions where the minimum temperature ranges from -10 degrees to -20 degrees.

With extremely thin air density, the unpredictable road terrain combines gravel, rough and concrete surfaces with a wind speed varying from 25 to 50 mph, making it one of the most challenging and difficult roads to conquer.

This majestic road with its amazing bends and corners was negotiated twice by Lamborghini Urus on Oct. 8 and 9. The V8 twin-turbocharged engine of the Urus displayed its capabilities in unlocking the highest drivable road in the world. It is the absolute all-round Lamborghini that can explore new paths and unlock the most challenging roads to showcase its full potential.

“This is a proud moment for Lamborghini as the Urus unlocks the pinnacle of high-altitude driving across the Umling La Pass. I would like to congratulate the Border Roads Organization (BRO) and its team on their remarkable achievement," said  Sharad Agarwal, head of Lamborghini India.

"When we reached Umling La Pass, even standing for 30 minutes was extremely difficult, and how the team completed the road in such extreme weather conditions is unimaginable. During the 87.5 km-long (54 miles) 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 camp of Mount Everest.”

Lamborghini Urus is the first Super Sport Utility Vehicle in the world that combines the soul of a super sports car with the functionality of an SUV. Powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine producing 641 horsepower and 626 pound-feet of torque, Urus accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 189 mph. The Lamborghini expedition took place in partnership with Autocar India and BRO.