Lamborghini’s latest attempt to break into the off-road market is the stunning Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato. Even though it started out in this market with the Urus in 2018, it looks like the Italian company wasn’t satisfied. This is an off-road super sports car that will eat up any kind of terrain.
The last time we saw the Huracán Sterrato was on Twitter a few months ago. It was still covered in camouflage, but some lines showed that it was a modified and more exciting version of the famous model.
Experts say that the “beautiful monstrosity” was made after Lambo engineers were playing around with the first Urus to test it. They are said to have loved the thrill of racing over rocks and dangerous terrain, so they decided to make this “beautiful monstrosity.”
The Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato was first shown as a concept in 2019, but after that, it was almost certain that the project would go back to reality. The car went from being in the “abyss of the concept car” to becoming the new Italian project that would be made. The Sterrato is coming out at a time when niche supercars seem to be going out of style every day.
This car has nothing to do with anything else Lamborghini has ever made. Most people who own a Hurricane wouldn’t drive it out in the rain, let alone off a paved road. But the Huracán isn’t like any other sports car.
The Sterrato, whose name in Spanish means “dirt road,” is not afraid to go off the beaten path. Lamborghini decided to push his creation to the limit by giving it the same legendary V10 engine with 631 horsepower that was already in the Huracán. The sport suspension was changed out for a lift kit for off-roading with bigger tires. Pirellis? What is it?
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Also, instead of carbon fiber, a plastic liner was used to keep the car from getting scratched. This is cheaper to replace, but no Lamborghini owner cares about price. The company wanted this Lambo to look like it was made for a rally, so they put two lights on the hood. The 2019 version of the car doesn’t have the lightbar on the roof, which would have made it stand out.
The Sterrato is also different from the “regular” Huracán in a number of ways. The front axle has been moved for better ground clearance, and it has a group of aluminum armor plates and better approach and departure angles. We can probably assume that it will have the same AWD system as the Huracán, but we hope that it will be able to send power to the back.
The roof intake on top of the Sterrato wasn’t in the original concept, but it is on the render that was posted on Twitter a few months ago and on the pre-production vehicle that is being used right now. We haven’t seen the inside of the car yet, but we can guess that it will be mostly the same as a Huracán. What could be fun is if there was a special drive select mode that was tuned for off-roading.
In the end, we’re seeing Lamborghini do something new. The company is known for making sports cars, but in the last ten years, Lamborghini has changed its style. Lamborghini fans once thought it would be impossible for the company to make and sell the Urus, but the SUV has broken sales records and become the company’s best-selling car. Now, the Italian car company is trying something that has never been done before on a large scale.
Unlike other supercar companies, like Ferrari, which has strict rules about how owners can change their cars, Lamborghini owners have had the company’s help in building Lambos to their exact specifications.
At this point, the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato has been out for almost 3 years. We’ve had a lot of hints and sneak peeks at what the final production version will look like, but this is the first time we’ve seen the whole vehicle without camouflage, and yes, it’s spectacular.