There is a new rare type of supercar on the market. We don’t know the official name of the segment as it’s only been around a few weeks now, but it already has two pretty interesting models in it. The Porsche 911 Dakar and Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato come from the same automotive brand family but follow very different recipes in achieving the same ultimate goal – a supercar for off-road fun. Yes, that’s actually the thing these days.
There’s a new marketing video coming from the Sant’Agata Bolognese-based automaker that shows the Huracan Sterrato in its natural habitat. The video is accompanied by a wacky rap song promoting the supercar’s ability to drive through the dirt – you’ll hear the catchy line “dust is gold, dirt is for the brave” a few times. Don’t blame us if you start repeating it, it’s Lamborghini’s fault.
This rally-inspired supercar looks ready to take on any terrain, despite being only 1.7 inches taller than the regular Huracan Evo thanks to a suspension lift kit. Naturally, this ensures there’s room for more suspension travel and there’s an updated version of the company’s Integrated Vehicle Dynamics system with new calibrations for the Strada and Sport driving modes. Most importantly, there’s a new Rally mode.
Lamborghini claims the Huracan Sterrato is “the world’s first super sports car with a V10 engine and all-wheel drive designed to deliver an all-terrain driving experience”. The 5.2-liter V10 engine in question has an output of 602 horsepower (449 kilowatts) and 413 pound-feet (560 Newton-meters) of torque, challenged to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. When there is sufficient grip, the supercar will reach 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 3.4 seconds, although we don’t think this figure is possible on off-road sections.
If you like what you see in the promo photos and videos, you better hurry up. Production is scheduled to start in February next year and Lamborghini plans to assemble just 1,499 units, each for an undisclosed price.