Official images of new Lamborghini Sterrato off-road supercar unveiled
Testing of Lamborghini’s wild new Sterrato is well underway and judging by this latest batch of imagery from the Italian firm we could see a proper unveiling this year. We first saw plans for the Sterrato back in 2019 with an off-road focused concept car, and it looks like the production version will retain much of that model’s aggressive styling.
Just like we’ve seen in previous test cars, the Sterrato pictured doesn’t have the roof-mounted lights of the concept, but does feature a large central air intake, which could be inspired by the Huracan STO. A pair of LED lights have also appeared on the nose of the Sterrato. The concept’s flared wheel arches have returned for this prototype car, but there’s no sign of the titanium roll cage and front and rear skid plates we’ve seen previously. Like on the Huracan EVO there’s a small lip spoiler at the rear.
Lamborghini shows the Sterrato taking on a dirt bike on some loose terrain – not the usual environment for an Italian supercar. This is made possible by the raised ride height – the concept sat 47mm higher to help with ground clearance, while there was also a wider track with increased chassis bracing. The wheels are smaller than the standard car’s, with a bigger sidewall more suitable for off-roading. huge brakes from the Huracan EVO feature, which will be necessary considering the Sterrato will retain the 5.2-litre V10 engine – producing 640bhp and 600Nm of torque.
The seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox will be calibrated for off-road use, but with the addition of an all-wheel drive system we could see the Sterrato beat the rear-wheel drive EVO’s 0-62mph time of 3.3 seconds.
Lamborghini claims the Sterrato draws on the brand’s brief dabble with rallying during the 1970s, picking up where the specially-modified, desert-going Jarama and Urraco rally cars left off. It’s not the only supercar that’ll be available in an off-road guise, as Porsche is currently working on a ‘Safari’ version of its 911.
Back in 2019 Lamborghini’s Chief Technical Officer, Maurizio Reggiani (now Lamborghini’s Vice President of Motorsport) commented: “The Huracan Sterrato illustrates Lamborghini’s commitment to being a future shaper: a super sports car with off-road capabilities, the Sterrato demonstrates the Huracán’s versatility and opens the door to yet another benchmark of driving emotion and performance.”
He added; “Lamborghini’s R&D and design teams are constantly exploring new opportunities and delivering the unexpected as a core characteristic of our DNA, challenging possibilities while inspired by Lamborghini brand heritage.”
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