The crazy off-road supercar of your dreams is here.
Lamborghini shook up the auto industry when it launched its super SUV, the Urus. But the Urus looks tame compared to this crazy creation. Taking the concept of a high-performance off-roader to a whole new level, Lamborghini has unveiled a surprise one-off concept dubbed the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato. We're used to seeing render artists turn supercars into outlandish off-roaders, but Lamborghini has officially gone crazy and done it for real.
Based on the Huracan Evo, the Sterrato concept is powered by the same 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10 as its supercar sibling that produces 640 hp. Lamborghini's engineers have also recalibrated the drive systems to better cope with the demands of off-road driving, with the automaker's LDVI system (Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata) controlling the Sterrato's systems including four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, the modified suspension and torque vectoring. The system also provides "enhanced rear-wheel drive behavior, producing more torque together with additional stabilization in oversteering maneuvers."
Compared to the regular Huracan, the Sterrato concept sits 0.3 inches higher, with the car's front approach sharpened by one percent and the departure angle enhanced by 6.5 percent. The front and rear decks have been widened by 1.18 inches, and the Sterrato sits on 20-inch wheels wrapped in chunky off-road tires, which are accommodated in wide-body wheel arches with integrated air intakes.
Elsewhere, the Sterrato is fitted with underbody reinforcements and body protection, including a rear skid plate that acts as a diffuser. Aluminum reinforcements are integrated within the front frame and covered with an aluminum skid plate, with aluminum-reinforced side skirts. The result is one mean looking off-roader that's ready for rallying.
To protect the all-terrain supercar from the elements, the bodywork is fitted with stone-deflecting protection around the engine and air intakes and mud guards made from carbon fiber and elastomeric resin. A roof-mounted LED light bar and LED bumper lights provide extra visibility. Inside, the Sterrato is fitted with a new lightweight titanium roll cage, four-point seatbelts, carbon sports seats, and aluminum floor panels.
"The Huracán Sterrato illustrates Lamborghini's commitment to being a future shaper: a super sports car with off-road capabilities, the Sterrato demonstrates the Huracán's versatility and opens the door to yet another benchmark of driving emotion and performance," said Maurizio Reggiani, Chief Technical Officer of Automobili Lamborghini. "Lamborghini's R&D and design teams are constantly exploring new opportunities and delivering the unexpected as a core characteristic of our DNA, challenging possibilities while inspired by Lamborghini brand heritage."
While the Sterrato is a one-off concept for now, Lamborghini's comments suggest the automaker could put an off-road supercar into production one day. It wouldn't be the first time Lamborghini has made an off-road supercar, either. In the 1970s, test driver Bob Wallace combined Lamborghini's high performance and off-road capabilities by modifying a Jarama and Uracco for desert use.