Lamborghini’s newest car is right at home in the mud

Automobili Lamborghini is exploring new horizons with its unconventional concept, the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato. Based on the performance of the V10 Huracán EVO, the Sterrato draws on Lamborghini’s off-road expertise, exemplified in the Cheetah, LM series and Urus Super SUV, creating a new dimension of Lamborghini. fun to drive off-road’: a transfer of technologies that create a super sports car for challenging environments. The Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato might just be the cool supercar of your dreams.

Not very many people would have the chutzpah to drive a $300,000 sportscar through the mud. Still, Lamborghini created a lifted, dirt-ready luxury sports car just for the occasion. 

The Italian carmaker unveiled an intriguing new concept based on the Huracán EVO called the Sterrato (Italian for ‘dirt road’). Drawing off-road inspiration from its new high-riding Urus SUV, Lamborghini says the dunes hopping Huracán “conquers new territory”.

The Huracán Sterrato features the same 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated engine as the EVO, but there are notable differences. The one-off concept has bigger tires, wider fenders and more ground clearance to take on challenging environments compared to the $260,000 standard EVO. 

To get around on rougher terrain, Lamborghini raised the car by 47 mm (1.85 inches), which the company says improves the approach angle by 1% and the departure angle by 6.5%. The front and rear tracks were also widened by 30 mm (1.2 inches). 

The pumped-up bodywork sits atop 22-inch ‘balloon’ tires that are optimized to grip on loose ground. To protect the underbelly from rock damage, the ruggedized Sterrato is outfitted with underbody reinforcements, including a rear skid plate that acts as a diffuser. There’s integrated stone-deflecting protection around the engine and air intakes and carbon fiber mudguards.

Lamborghini tuned the EVO’s stability control system to maximize traction and acceleration for what the company calls ‘demanding environments’. The tweaked LDVI (Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata) system includes four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering and torque vectoring for improved handling. The car is also built with predictive logic to anticipate the driver’s next move. 

This showpiece boasting start No. 63 (the year Lamborghini was founded) turns more heads than a white tiger slurping iced coffee in a local Starbucks, sounds as captivating as Adriano Celentano and his nine brothers singing a-cappella, and with all lights blazing it could well be mistaken for Daktari racing to aid a stricken elephant.

And if things really go awry, the car is fitted with a titanium roll cage, carbon sports seats and a four-point harness to protect the driver. Also, inside the Huracán Sterrato, you’ll specially-designed interior trim, four-point seat belts and aluminum floor panels. Other visual flourishes include an off-road LED light package that ensures visibility is never a problem. 

As for why Lamborghini built a car that no one knew they wanted, chief technical officer Maurizio Reggiani said: “Lamborghini’s R&D and design teams are constantly exploring new opportunities and delivering the unexpected as a core characteristic of our DNA, challenging possibilities while inspired by Lamborghini brand heritage”.

Unfortunately the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato is not for sale yet. But, you never know. Lamborghini is known for eager to fulfill the wishes of their customers. I would say: look at them sweetly (and bring enough money!), and who knows, they might build your Sterrato. Come into the beautiful world of Lamborghini.

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