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Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato All-Terrain Super Sports Car Revealed

Engineered to explore any terrain, Lamborghini says the new V10 Huracán Sterrato has been designed to inspire a whole new generation of super sports car enthusiasts.

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For the Sterrato, ground clearance is increased, and the approach and departure angles improved. Track width is also increased on both axles, with wide-walled tires sitting inside wider wheel arches.

First shown off to media in 2019 as a concept vehicle, the production Sterrato will be on sale in 2023, although limited in production numbers to just 1499 examples.

Automobili Lamborghini has unveiled the new Huracán Sterrato. The Sterrato is the first super sports car designed for maximum driving pleasure even away from the asphalt on loose or dirt surfaces, reinterpreting the very concept of sportiness and emphasizing the brand principles of brave, authentic and unexpected. 

Conceived, designed, and engineered to explore any terrain, the Sterrato is the forerunner of Lamborghini’s ‘Driving Humans Beyond’ concept, which the manufacturer says focuses on “new horizons and inspiring new generations of super sports car enthusiasts”.

“It all started from one of the first Huracán protypes, chassis number 53,” says Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini Motorsport Vice President, and former CTO during the Sterrato concept’s development. “My team worked on that car to create a laboratory on wheels, installing off-road solutions with a higher ground clearance.

“The first time had the chance to drive it I immediately realised how much fun this unexpected super sports concept could be. After we built and developed a full prototype our management board was also convinced by the idea thanks to the emotions the car conjured. After all, the car was born on the Strada Bianca of Nardò, which is for Lamborghini off-track development what the Nürburgring ‘Green Hell’ is for racing.”

The Huracán Sterrato offers optimised driving dynamics for perfect control in all environments. Compared with the Huracán EVO, the Sterrato comes with an updated version of the LDVI (Lamborghini Integrated Vehicle Dynamics) system, with specific STRADA and SPORT calibrations, and bringing the RALLY mode for low-grip conditions to the Huracán line for the first time.

For the Sterrato, the car’s ground clearance has been increased by 44mm compared with the Huracán EVO to ensure greater suspension travel, as has the front (+30mm) and rear (+34mm) track widths. In addition to protecting the car body, the aluminium front underbody protection, the reinforced sills, the rear diffuser and the sturdy wheel arches all emphasise its muscularity. The classic air intake located on the rear hood not only enhances the sporting spirit of the model, but also helps supply the engine with clean air when driving on dusty tracks.

The Huracán Sterrato is fitted with a 5.2-litre V10 engine with maximum power output of 448kW and 560Nm of torque (at 6500 rpm), combined with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and electronically controlled all-wheel drive with rear mechanical self-locking differential. Designed to offer optimum performance on unpaved and sandy surfaces, it accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds and reaches a top speed of 260km/h.

The car is fitted with brakes with aluminium fixed monoblock calipers with six pistons (front) and four pistons (rear) and ventilated and cross-drilled carbon-ceramic discs with 380 mm diameter and 38 mm thickness at the front and 356 mm diameter and 32 mm thickness at the rear.

It comes with 19” rims fitted exclusively with custom-engineered Bridgestone Dueler AT002 tyres, providing maximum versatility and adaptability for any condition and surface while contributing to the feeling, emotion, and fun to drive of the car: tyres measure 235/40 R19 at the front and 285/40 R19 at the rear, incorporating run-flat technology which, in case of puncture, guarantees drive minimum 80km at 80km/h with zero pressure.

These bespoke Bridgestone tyres have been designed to match 100% car DNA, including an innovative pattern design and a cutting-edge compound which provide a perfect grip both on gravel and tarmac while keeping an excellent handling and high-speed performance.

“The Sterrato is one of the projects closest to my heart,” says Rouven Mohr, Automobili Lamborghini Chief Technical Officer. “It started back during my first professional experience at Lamborghini as head of vehicle development. We were testing at Nardò on the ‘Strada Bianca’ and some of us had the idea of also driving an old and modified Huracán on this dirt track.

“In the evening, following the first test, I was having dinner with Maurizio Reggiani and Mitja Borkert and we elaborated on the idea of creating a car halfway between the Huracán and the Urus. The goal was not so much to create an off-road vehicle but rather an unprecedented super sports car for all surface conditions.

“So, we then built the prototype, a truly incredible car: a lot of fun to drive on dirt roads and with a true rally set-up. Now, I’m proud to see the birth of the definitive version, which will also make our customers very happy.”

The new Huracán Sterrato offers almost unlimited possibilities for customising the appearance of the car. Thanks to the Lamborghini Ad Personam program, customers can choose from 350 external colours and over 60 colours for the leather and Alcantara interiors.

Lamborghini says the final Sterrato is “definitively a Lamborghini”, just as the concept was from the first glance, while at the same time propelling Lamborghini into a unique new territory.

The limited-edition production of 1499 units will start in February 2023.

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