A few days ago we brought you the story (below) of a unique concept car called the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato. The initial images (as featured) make it seem as though the car is computer generated. Well, that isn’t the case as Lamborghini has been lending the one-off special to selected Italian media. We’ve posted videos of the car in (sideways) action on tar and dirt at the bottom of this post. We hope your Italian is better than ours.
Lamborghini unveiled a really unlikely concept car earlier, called the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato. The company bills the Sterrato as “a new dimension of Lamborghini ‘fun to drive off-road’”. Click here to check out the hard-core Lamborghini Urus ST-X.
The latest concept model from Lamborghini was inspired by the Lamborghini Jarama and Urraco of the 1970s. Lamborghini’s then test driver, Bob Wallace, modified two models to create desert-going high-performance sportscars, the Jarama Rally and the Urraco Rally. Both models explored the potential for combining Lamborghini’s high-performance and off-road capabilities.
Mad Max runaway
The most obvious change of the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato is its appearance. The usually low-slung Huracan ride height has been raised by 47 mm, with the car’s approach and departure angles also increased. Front and rear tracks are up by 30 mm for a more aggressive stance and added stability
Twenty-inch alloys are shod with plump tyres covered by widened, bolt-on wheel arches with integrated air intakes. The tyres were specially-developed with increased side walls for better ride quality and additional grip. Underbody protection has been increased and includes a rear skid plate that acts as a diffuser.
To protect against flying debris protective composite bodywork has been fitted around the engine and air intakes and mud guards. An off-road LED light package is comprised of a roof-mounted LED light bar and LED bumper lights.
You may have guessed already, but the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato is based on the company’s entry-level model, the Huracan Evo. (Learn more about the Huracan Evo by clicking here) It uses that car’s 5,2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 engine, which is good for 470 kW and 600 N.m of torque.
Lamborghini says the standard Huracan’s dynamic control system (Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata) has been recalibrated for off-road driving in low-friction surfaces, and tuned to maximize traction and acceleration. The retuned LDVI system provides enhanced rear-wheel drive behaviour – cool!