Legend has it that there exists a Lamborghini Huracan that is capable of going off-road. If you haven’t heard of it, that’s because it’s still in concept form. Meet the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato, a skunkworks project that was, according to Top Gear, developed by a team of highly enthusiastic individuals.
While there’s no direct translation of the word Sterrato in English, perhaps the closest thing to it is ‘dirt’. And as ridiculous as a mud-kicking Lamborghini Huracán sounds, company CTO Maurizio Reggiani spoke freely about the possibility of the Sterrato making it to production, based on a report by Automobile Magazine.
“Even though the budget is quite tight, the provisional business case suggests that we can build this car at a profit. How is this possible, you ask? By manufacturing all restyled or new body panels, claddings, ducts, and splitters on 3D printers,” Reggiani said.
“For this purpose, we developed a lightweight synthetic material which is in its final shape bolted or screwed onto the finished body. The idea for this car was born here in Nardo where we have both worlds next to each other. While the Urus is clearly more SUV than sports car, the Sterrato is a Huracán with the abilities of a crossover,” he added.
Apparently, the proposed plan is to assemble between 500 and 1,000 units of the Huracan Sterrato, each priced at around 240,000 euros (RM1.13 million). Its introduction is likely to take place in 2021, following the launch of the high-performance STO (Super Trofeo Omologato) in 2020. In 2022, insiders are predicting a Huracán hybrid, while 2023 is the target launch date for the Superveloce.
Now for the technical bit. The Huracan Sterrato is based on the Huracan Evo, which draws power from a 5.2 litre naturally-aspirated V10 producing 640 hp and 600 Nm of torque. The all-wheel drive with rear-wheel steering system is retained, but ride height is drastically increased by 47 mm, and track width is up by 30 mm.
The standard dampers have been retuned, though it still rides on 20-inch wheels, albeit wrapped with high-profile balloon tyres that’s developed with Pirelli to work on- and off-road. The redesigned suspension geometry sees the front axle moved 30 mm forwards, a move which ensures that the wheels stay clear of the arches during compression. The front wings have also been revised to accommodate the 30 mm shift.
Elsewhere, the Sterrato comes with new steel front splitter, plastic cladding around the wheel arches and side sills, and a reinforced underbody tray. There are aero flicks in front of the air intakes to help the V10 engine breathe when things get dusty (it also gets revised air filters). Lastly, there are roof rails, a slim light bar and two front spotlights to complete the exterior package.
As for the Sterrato’s cabin, reports say it’s still familiarly Huracan, but adds on a titanium roll cage, new adjustable sport seats with a four-point harness system, and aluminium flooring. If the Huracan Sterrato does make it to production, expect more unique changes to be made.