The off-road-capable supercar will look just as extreme as we'd hoped.
Lamborghini has released its first official images of the upcoming Huracan Sterrato without camouflage and confirmed that the off-road-capable supercar will be revealed on Wednesday, 30 November, ahead of its display at Art Basel Miami that begins on 1 December.
These new images confirm that the roof-mounted intake scoop seen on test mules will be making its way to production, as will the roof rails and additional LED lights fitted to the front bumper. Bolted-on fender flares and extra plastic cladding will feature, too, in an effort to preserve the bodywork as the car slides about on loose surfaces.
This extreme and novel take on the Huracan is special not only for its off-roading prowess but because the Sterrato will be Lamborghini's last-ever supercar to be free of electrification. After this, every Lambo product will be hybridized in some form, and based on the latest teaser video posted yesterday - Beyond The Concrete - Part 3 - the Italian automaker is sending the unassisted V10 off in sublime style. We see the Sterrato once again doing what it does best, sliding and drifting through turns on loose surfaces without a care for any potential damage. We sincerely hope that buyers will use their examples in a similar fashion.
As for what we can expect from the naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 nestled behind the occupants' heads, little has been revealed, but the rumor mill suggests that the Huracan Tecnica's 631 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque will be matched by the Sterrato. With the same basic architecture as the Evo and other subsequent Huracan variants, we can expect all-wheel drive and four-wheel steering, along with an obvious increase in ride height. Pricing is something else we know little about, but with a 19-month waiting list for new Lamborghini customers, the automaker won't struggle to shift these.
We can't wait to see how it stacks up against the similar-in-philosophy 911 Dakar. Interestingly, reports have surfaced that when Stephan Winkelmann took over (again) at Lamborghini, his primary goal was to beat Porsche to market with an off-road supercar. Perhaps this is why these images of the Sterrato have been published ahead of the 911 Dakar's official unveiling this week.