The Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato will debut November 30 at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida. With just days before its premiere, the automaker is taking another look at the original concept for an off-road-ready supercar.
“The Sterrato is one of the projects closest to my heart,” said Rouven Mohr, Chief Technical Officer of Automobili Lamborghini. “We were testing at Nardò in the ‘Strada Bianca’ and some of us had the idea to also drive an old and modified Huracán on this dirt track. In the evening, after the first test, I had dinner with Maurizio Reggiani and Mitja Borkert and we elaborated on the idea made a car in the middle between Huracan and Urus. The goal was not to make an off-road vehicle, but a super sports car like never before for all surface conditions. So we then made a prototype, a really amazing car: a lot of fun to be driven on dirt roads and in a true rally setting. Now, I am proud to see the definitive version born, which will also make our customers very happy.”
The Sterrato concept debuted in June 2019. At that time, Lamborghini claimed it had no plans to build the model. The custom Huracan has a ride height that is 1.85 inches (47 millimeters) higher than stock. The front and rear tracks are 1.18 inches (30 millimeters) wider, and fender flares cover the wider stance. The 20-inch wheels have taller sidewalls and a thicker tread pattern for better off-road traction than typical road-focused supercar tires.
In concept form, the Sterrato uses the 640-horsepower (477-kilowatt) Huracan Evo naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10. It also featured all-wheel drive with torque vectoring and four-wheel steering.
Lamborghini made the Sterrato more capable in rough conditions by strengthening the front frame and side skirts. Skid plates protect mechanical components. The body also has a pair of LED light bars on the nose and a wider one on the roof.
The production-spec Sterrato (above) looks a bit different from the concept. Mainly, the light bar on the roof is missing. Instead, the company installed a rack in there and a scoop to direct air into the engine. The rear fascia tilts up at a steep angle for an aggressive look that will also increase the angle of departure.
We don’t have photos inside running Sterrato yet. The concept has a titanium roll cage, four-point seat belts, carbon shell seats and aluminum floor panels.
The production Sterrato was the last Lamborghini to use a naturally aspirated combustion engine without the aid of a hybrid. Factory power output is still a mystery. Like the concept, we wish this model had all-wheel drive.