Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato: the rock star at Art Basel Miami

At the renowned »Art Basel« art and design fair in Miami, Lamborghini unveiled the »Huracán Sterrato« off-road super sports car. With a proven V10 engine and familiar all-wheel drive, but above all more ground clearance - and yes, roof rails too. We take a look at the most important features.
Text Alfred Rzyski
Photo Lamborghini

The powertrain

The »Sterrato« was unveiled at the »Art Basel« in Miami - and its powertrain is still true performance art. For the off-road Huracán, the engineers from Sant'Agata Bolognese relied as before on the naturally aspirated V10 engine, which drives all four wheels. Compared to its asphalt brothers »Evo,« »Tecnica« and »STO,« however, the »Sterrato« loses 30 hp and produces »only« 610 hp and 560 Nm of torque. Which is still more than enough, however - and is likely primarily due to the dust & sand filters that protect the engine.

The off-road capabilities

Lamborghini has set itself high goals for its first off-road supersport coupe - and has also raised the »Huracán Sterrato's« ground clearance accordingly. They added another 44 millimeters to the usual 132 millimeters of the Evo, which in the end makes almost 18 centimeters of ground clearance. The specially developed Bridgestone Dueler tires are mounted on the 19-inch rims; they not only have a special hybrid tread for combined road and off-road use, but also run-flat technology just in case. Driving modes can be switched to »RALLY« for the first time, and underbody protection complements the reinforced sills and wheel arches. And the classic air intake on the rear hood? Serves to supply clean air on dusty tracks, of course. But these can be driven on at speeds of up to 260 kilometers per hour.

The design

»The Sterrato is proof that Lamborghini's design DNA works perfectly even with unexpected proportions,« says Mitja Borkert, Head of Design at Lamborghini. »The design translates the supercar genes of the 'Sterrato' into a new way of being and underlines its intention to offer a truly unique and entertaining driving experience.« Do we have anything to add? Perhaps just this: We would never have thought of roof rails on a Huracán. And that it could also look so good? We would never have thought that either.

The individualization

Lamborghini drivers are individualists - of course. So it's hardly surprising that the »Huracán Sterrato« comes in a good 350 exterior colors and more than 60 shades for the leather and Alcantara in the interior. We think, paint options or not: it looks best dusty and in an always totally unique mud finish.

The Heritage thing

A Lamborghini only belongs on the asphalt? No way: The brand ventured onto dirt roads as early as the mid-1980s with the LM002. Even then, the engineers were already thinking big: In the Hummer competitor, the V12 heart of the Countach raged and provided up to 455 hp. Of course, from today's point of view one would think of the SUV Urus as the successor - but that a bull also feels at home off-road? Only natural - and since today even more exciting than ever before.

Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato
Engine: V10 naturally aspirated with 90-degree bank angle.
Max. Power: 610 hp (449 kW) at 8,000 rpm
Max. Torque: 565 Nm at 6,500 rpm
Vmax: 260 km/h
0-100 km/h: 3.4 seconds

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