Lamborghini’s Sterrato Unveiled as Lifted Huracan With Its Own Laughable Commercial

 

The lifted Huracan is out of the bag, and.. There isn’t much to say about it, other than the fact that it has stayed quite true to the 2019 concept, and it has a Rally mode. We actually have much more to say about its “beyond the concrete” promotional video, which deserves an article of its own.

Powertrain

 

 

The V10 you’ll find on the Sterrato is actually slightly less powerful than what you’d find in the roadgoing model; more on that later. It makes 601 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque and sends it to all four wheels. That’s 30 horses less than a regular Huracan, but those numbers should sit comfortably in a dirt-shredding rear-engined supercar. Thanks to the beefier Bridgestone Dueler All Terrain tires, its top speed is electronically limited to 257 km/h. That being said, Lamborghini claims it’s capable of a 3.4-second 0-62 MPH sprint.

Offroad-Oriented Changes

 

 

The most noticeable change in the Sterrato aside from the carbon fiber fender extensions is the 1.7-inch lift, and a few other changes underneath. Both front and rear tracks are wider by 1.2 and 1.4 inches respectively. To fit the new treads, the front axle has been moved three inches forward, which also required extended control arms. The electromagnetic shock absorbers allow its suspension to be softer than all other Huracan variants, as Lamborghini’s chief technical officer Rouven Mohr comments, “it was very challenging from a tire point of view to have a setup that was also stable at high speed.”

 

 

Underbody protection comes in the form of reinforced aluminum armor plating on the front, back, and side sills, with the back doubling as a diffuser, because why not. But just because it has that, doesn’t mean you can plan a trip to Moab’s Hell’s Revenge trail. This is much more fitted to drive on the likes of sand and gravel, and it has a Rally mode with Lamborghini’s revamped Dynamic Vehicle Integration to accommodate for the shenanigans that we doubt its owners will pull in the dirt. It prioritizes more torque to the rear when entering slides on unpaved terrain to maximize the slide, but is still able to intervene if it detects the possibility of spinning.

 

 

And the intake on the roof. Results from the R&D team testing it under offroad conditions reported that the filters and the intake was getting blocked too quickly; as proven before by YouTuber Alex Choi who took his modified Huracan on the dirt 4 years ago and quickly figured that the dirt buildup gave no way for the supercar to cool down, quickly taking it to high temps. Though unrelated, the marque’s solution was to remove the side intakes and place one on the roof, clearing it from dirt and debris that might otherwise block out its intakes.

 

 

Other than the lift and the intake, there are also mud flaps, two running lights, an LED lightbar up top, and roof rails, which allows for loads no more than 30 kg. Details on the interior are still vague, but what we do know is that it will have a half-cage installed, with harnesses for the seats and aluminum plates on the footwells.

 

 

As you would expect, it’s a limited edition. 900 Sterratos will be made, and we sure hope they won’t sink to the bottom of the ocean like a certain batch of last-editions did. That being said, compared to the 911 Dakar, it does seem a little tame, with it essentially being boiled down to a lifted Huracan with a rally mode, but we suppose getting something as wild as a lifted supercar is good enough in our books. Like the 911 Dakar, though, don’t expect to see it in the wild; its owners may be far too cautious to go where these things were built to be.

 

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