Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato: Debuts new off-road supercar

ATVs are like buses; you wait a long time for one, and then two arrive in no time. Yes, just weeks after the Porsche 911 Dakar debuted, Lamborghini revealed the production-spec Huracan Sterrato. The two coolest new cars for 2023? Take the twin test…

Unveiled at an exclusive event in Copenhagen, the Sterrato resembles a mutant offspring of the Huracan supercar and Urus SUV.Sturdy styling and raised ground clearance mean it can venture off-piste into “The most exciting driving environment in the world”.

It’s the final derivative of the Huracan, eight years after its launch, and the last Lamborghini to feature a naturally aspirated engine. Only 1,499 examples will be produced (we’re sure there won’t be a Spyder version) and prices will likely be around £270,000.

off the beaten track

Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato

At the heart of the new Huracan is the familiar and extremely good 5.2-liter V10 shared with the Audi R8. Here, it makes 610hp: 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 162mph.

Sure, that’s slower than the hardcore Huracan STO’s 3.0 seconds and 190 mph, but the Sterrato can take a shortcut across the field to catch up.

In addition to the 44mm of extra ground clearance, the car has a wider track and up to 35% more wheel travel. It also features aluminum front skid plates, reinforced sills and a new rear diffuser, as well as a roof intake that supplies the voracious V10 with clean air when the Bridgestone all-terrain tires kick up dust.

Exterior extras include fixed front running lights and integrated roof rails (Lamborghini is developing a range of ‘lifestyle’ accessories, such as skis), while the digital instrument panel now offers inclinometer, compass and geo-coordinate readouts. You’ll never get lost in Knightsbridge again.

Participate in rally mode

Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato

While it won’t cause sleepless nights in Solihull, the Sterrato should be a lot of fun on gravel roads, sand, snow and other loose surfaces. In addition to the usual Strada and Sport, a new rally driving mode, selected via a toggle on the steering wheel, is optimized for low-grip surfaces.

“It makes you feel like the best driver in the world,” says Luca Pacini, Lamborghini’s head of research and development. “You just want to keep having fun until the tank is empty”

This final hurrah, the Huracan, caps off a record year for Lamborghini’s sales and record profits. The company now looks ahead to 2023 and a replacement for Aventador, which expires in March. You’ll read it here first.

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