In 2019 Lamborghini unveiled a concept car called the Huracan Sterrato. It is a high-riding version of the company’s ‘entry-level’ Huracan. At the time it was billed as “a new dimension of Lamborghini ‘fun to drive off-road’. Well, the response for such a model must have been quite positive as a Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato prototype has been caught testing recently in ice-cold conditions.

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The Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato prototype looks to be based on the Huracan, but with a few obvious changes. The most notable is the raised ride height and high-profile tyres with a chunky tread pattern. Missing from this, near-production version are the plastic wheel arch extensions as we saw on the original concept. 

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Other changes include a set of roof rails and a bash plate extending from the front bumper. There is also a roof-mounted air scoop to feed the mid-mounted engine and a light bar on the nose. However, that last item is more than likely a temporary item for driving in the early darkness of the Arctic Circle.

Judging from the noises in the video, the V10 from the Huracan Evo (read our first-hand account of it here) seems to be retained. There may be tail out antics every time the test driver pulls away from a junction but we’ll bet the ‘off-roader’ will have the same all-wheel-drive system of the Huracan Evo.

Earlier this year Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann confirmed that the Italian manufacturer will unveil four new models before the year ends. There is a high likelihood one of these will be the Sterrato. Another has been confirmed as an update to the highly popular Urus SUV (read our driving review here).