Lamborghini Explains How The Huracan Sterrato Went From Idea To Reality

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The production supercar will debut on December 1 at Art Basel in Miami, but it's been a long road to get there.

The Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato will be one of the most out-there products to come from Lamborghini in years, but while the concept of an off-road supercar has now cemented in our brains, it's been a long process to get to this point. Ahead of the official unveiling of the production car, Lamborghini is taking a look back at the concept that started it all by talking to the people that created it.

The recently semi-revealed car is set to unveil on December 1st at Art Basel in Miami Beach as Lamborghini's first super sports "all-terrain" vehicle. It's set to be the final send-off for naturally aspirated Lamborghinis, and it seems a fitting one at that. It only makes sense that the company would want to tell the story of how something this fun came to be, and with the Porsche 911 Dakar stealing some of its limelight, Lamborghini's probably trying to steal it right back.

Huracan Sterrato Concept Lamborghini
Huracan Sterrato Concept Lamborghini

"It all started from one of the first Huracan prototypes, chassis number 53," said 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 that I had the chance to drive it I immediately realized 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," he continued. The car was born on the Strada Bianca of Nardo, which Reggiani says is for off-track development for Lambo what the Nurburgring is for racing development.

Huracan Sterrato Concept Lamborghini
Huracan Sterrato Concept Lamborghini

The 2019 concept was a perfect combination of off-road prowess and raw V10 power. It looked the part, too, with massive fender flares, underbody skid plates, extra clearance, and several trail lights. It sat on wider rubber in massive wheel wells. It was a sight to behold, and we certainly loved it.

"The Sterrato is one of the projects closest to my heart," comments Rouven Mohr, Lamborghini's chief technical officer. "It started back during my first professional experience at Lamborghini as head of vehicle development. We were testing at Nardo on the 'Strada Bianca' and some of us had the idea of also driving an old and modified Huracan on this dirt track." He says that what followed was the discussion of creating a vehicle midway between a Urus and A Huracan.

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Rear Bumper Lamborghini

"The goal was not so much to create an off-road vehicle but rather an unprecedented super sports car for all surface conditions," he continued.

"Designing the Huracan Sterrato concept was fun from the first moment: it gave us a unique opportunity to push boundaries in a new way, translating our design DNA in unexpected proportions," said Mitja Borkert, Lamborghini head of design. Borkert says creating the concept proved not only how cool it was, but how a production variant was actually viable.

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

With stories like these, it's no wonder the supercar got made, and we can't wait to see the final version in all its glory on December first.

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