Italy's offroading supercar is being put to work.
Believe it or not, the Lamborghini Huracan Evo-based Sterrato off-roader really is becoming a reality. The all-terrain supercar has been spotted during some ice-surface testing with a raised suspension, LED light bar attached to the front, roof rails, and a robust front bumper attachment. The short clip shows us the prototype sliding about the surface while letting its naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 breathe just a little bit.
Despite being an all-wheel-drive supercar, presumably with snow-biased tires, the test unit does appear to lose a bit of grip while exiting the corners but its ability to maintain composure and not slide off course is something to admire considering the chassis and body was initially developed for going fast on tarmac only.
The Sterrato was first shown to us as a concept in 2019 with power output of 640 horsepower. This test mule has already had some significant changes, however. A roof scoop has been added to help improve cooling efficiency and the tacked-on over-fenders are gone. Raised suspension is obviously still required, and roof rails suggest that a light bar could still feature atop the roof. A front skid plate and a louvered engine cover are visible too, but don't expect the light bar on the front end to stay - it's only there to help navigate these treacherous conditions during development.
Shortly after the concept was revealed, Lamborghini chief technical officer Maurizio Reggiani said that the brand was enthusiastic about bringing the Sterrato to production. He also hinted that the production-ready model could benefit from modern durable panels that are formed with a lightweight synthetic material.
The brand has been quiet regarding an official release of this product, but we do know that this and more new models are certainly on the way. This decision is being made so that the Huracan can go out with a series of big bangs before being replaced by a new generation model and, as per our spy shots, the Urus will be getting similar treatment. We can't wait.