The future is electrification in one way or the other. That has also crept into the supercar segment with mild hybrid iterations being revealed every other day. Amongst all this, Lamborghini has been flying the flag for the naturally aspirated supercar with its V10 and V12 powertrains still being in business.
However, the clock is now ticking with the Aventador being confined to the history books. The Huracan is having a final hurrah in form of the Sterrato. The Sterrato, like the Porsche 911 Dakar, uses the concept of a go-anywhere supercar with proper rally-spec hardware being bolted on.
Shown at Art Basel, Miami Beach, the Huracan Sterrato is a jacked-up supercar with a menacing air due to the unique styling bits that Lamborghini has added on.
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To counter rally spec terrain, the ground clearance has been increased by 44mm for greater suspension travel. The front/rear track widths have been increased as well. Some other notable additions include aluminium front underbody protection, reinforced sills, and a rear diffuser. There’s the flared wheel arches with lots of cladding all round.
Lamborghini wants this car to go beyond the race track and call dusty roads its spiritual home with a Rally mode and the air intake being located on the roof scoop.
Shown at Art Basel, Miami Beach, the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato is a jacked-up supercar with a menacing air.
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Wheels and tyres are important and the Sterrato gets bespoke 19″ rims fitted with custom-engineered Bridgestone Dueler AT002 tyres. They measure 235/40 R19 at the front and 285/40 R19 at the rear.
One that thankfully has not been changed is the 5.2-liter V10 engine. That still makes a prodigious amount of power and torque sans a turbo. It is gloriously revving to dizzying heights with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic to get through fast shifts. Performance figures are quite shocking given the fact that the Sterrato is built to dominate unpaved roads with a claimed 0 to 60 mph time of just 3.4 seconds and quickly reaching onto a top speed of 160 mph.
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Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato: 0 to 60 in 3.4 sec
Inside, it is the usual Huracan interior albeit with a new Alcantara Verde Sterrato upholstery. The dials now have a digital inclinometer with pitch and roll indicator, a compass, geographic coordinate indicator, and steering angle indicator.
Thanks to the Ad Personam program, buyers can choose from 350 external colours and over 60 colours for the leather and Alcantara interiors.
You will not see many of these Huracans as Lamborghini is capping production to 1499 units. Production will start from early next year. The Sterrato is indeed a glorious way to end the reign of the V10 Lamborghini. That’s because it is all about driving supercars regardless of the terrain. And that is ultimately what these cars should be about.