You don’t necessarily expect to see a Lamborghini tearing down a dirt road, but their new Huracan Sterrato concept is meant exactly for that.
Roughly translated, “Sterrato” means “dirt road” or “unplowed field”—fitting considering that the town where Lamborghini has its headquarters, Sant’Agata Bolognese, is a rural community, not to mention that Ferruccio Lamborghini made his start building tractors. Being surrounded by dirt roads, and with a dirt heritage, it’s no wonder that they lit on the idea of jacking up a new Huracan EVO by two inches and widening the track by an inch so that they could add on balloon tyres and then reprogram the computers for off-roading.
The tyres are also prototypes made by Pirelli. What does stay the same is the Huracan EVO 5.2 litre naturally aspirated engine—which means you can throttle down those dirt roads with 640 horsepower pushing you along. The computer, the Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata, uses predictive logic to keep you on the road with its four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, modified suspension, and torque vectoring.
“The Huracan Sterrato illustrates Lamborghini’s commitment to being a future shaper: a super sports car with off-road capabilities, the Sterrato demonstrates the Huracan’s versatility and opens the door to yet another benchmark of driving emotion and performance,” says Maurizio Reggiani, Chief Technical Officer of Automobili Lamborghini.
You may have thought that you would never see an off-road Lambo—and if you’re not careful, you might never see it if you blink when it passes by.