This Lamborghini Huracan Can Scale Up Khardung La Without Sweat

It has all-wheel drive and a ‘Rally’ driving mode, a feature it shares with the Urus Performante SUV

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  • Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato has been unveiled, India launch likely in late 2023. 

  • It’s a more rugged version of the Huracan with flared wheel arches and roof rails. 

  • Gets a higher ground clearance and underbody protection for tackling dirt roads. 

  • Powered by a V10 engine with 610PS and 560Nm, good for 0-100kmph in 3.4 seconds. 

  • Production limited to 1,499 units starting in early 2023. 

Lamborghini has taken the wraps off the latest variant to join the Huracan lineup, the Huracan Sterrato. It’s a bizarre creation, a V10 supercar that isn’t at home just on the racetrack, but on a dirt road as well. It has several modifications to tackle rough road conditions, offering a similar level of mind-numbing performance as the Huracan EVO supercar.  

Huracan Sterrato can go (a bit) off-road 

“With the high-speed all-terrain concept of the Sterrato, we have uniquely combined the driving experience of a true supersports car and the fun of driving a rally car. Lamborghini cars always deliver emotion: the Sterrato delivers a new degree of driving thrills.”  – Rouven Mohr, Lamborghini Chief Technical Officer. 

The Sterrato is lifted by 44mm compared to the Huracan EVO. Its fully independent, double wishbone suspension setup uses steel springs and adaptive dampers to take the beating. It gets aluminium underside protection and reinforced sills for the times when the overall ground clearance isn’t enough. Similar to the standard Huracan, the Sterrato has a body structure made from aluminium and carbon fibre. 

In terms of off-road capability, the Huracan Sterrato’s all-wheel-drive system and still relatively short suspension travel limits how far you can go off the beaten trail. It’s not a 4x4 SUV, so you’d best stick to dirt tracks. Nevertheless, we doubt many of the Sterrato’s well-heeled owners will take this top-dollar supercar off-road. 

What Does It Look Like?

On the outside, the Lamborghini Sterrato looks like a Huracan from Mad Max, with the sharp angular styling, raised stance and flared wheel arches. It has a pair of LED auxiliary lights at the base of the bonnet above the restyled air dam. This is the first Huracan to get roof rails, too. And the tyres, they are smaller 19-inch rims, but the chunky side walls not only give it better stance, but also added protection to the meticulously made rims. 

The Huracan Sterrato’s cabin features the same driver-centric layout as the standard car and is upholstered in Alcantara Verde Sterrato. The digital driver’s display has new Sterrato graphics and even gets features such as a digital inclinometer that tells you the pitch and roll of the car at any given time. In addition, it gets a compass, steering angle indicator and a readout of the car’s geographic coordinates. 

Alongside these Sterrato-specific features, the supercar also gets connected car tech, Amazon Alexa connectivity and Lamborghini Ad Personam customisation options with 350 paint shades and 60 leather and Alcantara interior options. 

Lamborghini Sterrato powertrain 

Under the rear bonnet is the same 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine as the Huracan EVO, making 610PS and 560Nm. This will be the last Lambo to get a pure ICE engine without any sort of electrification. It’s paired with a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission that likely has shorter ratios to better suit the Sterrato’s application.

As a result, the Huracan Sterrato has a slightly lower top speed of 260kmph than the Huracan EVO, which has a 325kmph top speed. While the EVO is good for 0-100kmph in 2.9 seconds, it takes the Huracan Sterrato 3.4 seconds – imagine how quickly it can cross the Rann of Kutch. 

The Sterrato’s updated Lamborghini Integrated Vehicle Dynamics System (LDVI) gets different Strada and Sports mode calibrations alongside a first-time Rally mode that helps the supercar tackle low-grip conditions. 

The Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato will begin production in February 2023 for 1,499 examples. It will be available to buy from late 2023 onwards. It remains to be seen if the carmaker plans to bring the Huracan Sterrato to India, but it’s an apt rival to the Porsche 911 Dakar, which has similar attributes.

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