The Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato tells how it all began

The Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato tells how it all began

In June 2019, Lamborghini showed off the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato prototype and said it had no plans to put it into production. Three years later, the motor world discounts the days for its presentation, which will take place on November 30 at Art Basel in Miami, and the brand has how it all started: on a rally track with a prototype that was a laboratory on wheels.

The brand says that it all began with one of the first prototypes of the Lamborghini Huracán: the one with the number 53 on its chassis. They had turned it into a laboratory on wheels installing off-road solutions and giving it greater ground clearance. When they first drove it, they realized how much fun (and unexpected) it could be to create an off-road supercar.

A rally stage

They wanted to shape an “unprecedented supercar for all scenarios” and built the first prototype of the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato, which you see in these images: when they tested it, they were aware of how fun and special it was to drive with it on dirt roads with a real rally setup. A set-up that was carried out on the Strada Bianca, the off-road track of the Nardò Circuit, which has a shape similar to an oval and a rally section.

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They were clear about the starting point for the off-road configuration of the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato, so the next step was to focus on the design: they wanted something very different for people who are looking for fun and want to drive beyond the roads and circuits.

This means raise the height of the vehicle (it is 4.7 centimeters more than the original model), increase the width of the tracks (both the front and the rear gain three centimeters), improve the angles of attack and departure and install larger tires (they are 20 inches and, in the case of the prototype, the tread pattern thicker to provide better off-road traction). To this they added a series of reinforcements on the front and sides as well as protective plates for the mechanical components and a light strip on the roof.

Differences with the production model

The production-spec Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato is a bit different than the concept: that light bar on the roof is gone and in its place they have located an air inlet. The rear, for its part, has been raised, drawing a more pronounced angle, which not only gives it a more radical appearance: it should also improve the angle of departure.

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Yet there are no pictures of the interior, but the prototype was equipped with a titanium roll cage, four-point harnesses, carbon seats and aluminum floor panels

the last question mark

That same prototype was powered by Lamborghini’s 5.2-litre V10, which puts out 640bhp. It also had all-wheel drive with torque vectoring and four-wheel steering. It should be remembered that the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato will be the last model from Sant’Agata Bolognese equipped with an atmospheric engine without any type of electrical assistance, but its technical data will remain a mystery until next week.

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