Forget spy shots, this looks like the real deal.
Lamborghini has a busy year ahead of it. The Italian automaker says it plans to reveal four new models in 2022 including the all-new Huracan Tecnica street-fighter, while at the other end of the family tree, the Aventador Ultimae has signified the end of an era for the brand's naturally aspirated V12 engine. Of those four new vehicles, we're almost certain that one of them will be this: the Huracan Sterrato. We've previously seen spy shots of camo-clad versions frolicking in the snow, but someone has now caught what appears to be an entirely undisguised version of the production car.
The reason we think this is a production version and not the concept we've seen before is because this is missing the light bar that was present on the roof of the concept. This also appears to have a vastly more resolved front splitter design that has previously been hidden.
First revealed in 2019 as a concept. The Huracan Sterrato will be a new breed of off-road supercar with raised ride height and beefier styling. It will retain a version of the 5.2-liter V10 used in other Huracan derivatives, but it's unknown whether this will be the 631-horsepower version from the STO, Huracan Tecnica, and the concept itself. Unlike those two variants, this will almost undoubtedly be all-wheel-drive.
The bolt-on overfenders seen in the leaked image appear a little more visually aggressive than the widened fenders we've seen on test mules, perhaps alluding to the possibility of Lamborghini availing the Sterrato with and without the bolt-on look. Whether you feel that's tasteful or not, it will broaden the appeal of the Huracan lineup and provide a viable alternative to the Ferrari Purosangue. It is believed that the Sterrato will be available in limited numbers, which aligns with the belief that the automaker may discontinue the Huracan in 2024.
The trend of beefing up sports cars for life on the trail has grown significantly in recent years. Porsche plans to release a lifted version of the 911 this year, and both Audi and VW have fielded various teams in rallies and navigation races. Lamborghini may seem like an odd choice, but it makes sense given that it's usually Volkswagen Group's cars undergoing the safari treatment. Though certainly on the premium side of the business, Lamborghini believes the car could grab a healthy profit on each unit sold. Pricing for the Huracan Sterrato remains a mystery, but expect this to be placed at the higher end of the spectrum. With a $330,000 tag accompanying the Huracan STO, this could be in the same ballpark.