2023 Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato Revealed
After months of teasing, leaked images, and excitement, the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato is finally here and we’re detailing everything you need to know about the brand’s offroad supercar. This includes all changes made to the car’s suspension, chassis, engine, differentials, and software – before you ask, yes, it has a rally mode.
And while a logical person would think the Lamborghini Urus would be the first raging bull to receive the offroad-ready treatment, this final hurrah for the V10 Lamborghini Huracán will hold the torch in the most Lamborghini way possible. Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann calls, it an “Avant-garde work of art, a radical and original interpretation of the super sports car concept, and a car that belongs in the world’s most dynamic and exciting driving environments.”
We think it’s absolutely ridiculous, but at the same time, it’s perfect.
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Presented at Art Basel, Miami Beach, the car is evidently designed to be the first super sports car to drive away from the asphalt on loose surfaces. A direct shot at the Porsche Dakar that we saw recently? Not quite, there are things to be said for a Lamborghini V10 with over fenders that the Porsche cannot replicate. At the same time, the timing of both releases is rather uncanny. Our heart lies with the Lambo.
What’s Changed With the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato?
If we said almost everything under the skin would you believe us? It all starts with the lifted suspension, a 44mm increase over the Huracán EVO that offers increased suspension travel. The widebody increases the track of the vehicle by 30mm in the front and 34mm in the rear.
Protection has been added to the car’s body, underbody, sills, rear diffuser, and wheel arches. Intakes on the rear help supply clean air to the engine while driving through the dust.
Model-exclusive 19-inch wheels have been fitted to the Huracán Sterrato alongside custom Bridgestone Dueler AT002 tires measuring in at 235/40/r19 in the front and 285/40/r19 in the rear. Lamborghini emphasises how these tires have been custom-made for the car with a special compound to provide grip on both gravel and tarmac.
The touchscreen, similar to the one we experienced in the STO, features new graphics and off-road-specific driving features. This includes a digital inclinometer with a pitch and roll indicator, a compass, a geographic coordinate indicator, and a steering angle indicator – all firsts for a Lamborghini.
Finally, there’s a Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato exclusive and updated version of the Lamborghini Integrated Vehicle Dynamics system that introduces specifically calibrated STRADA, SPORT, and RALLY modes for distinct grip levels.
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What’s Stayed the Same With the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato?
Most importantly, the Sterrato will be the final Lamborghini Huracán. The final three cars – STO, Tecnica, and Sterrato – will likely go down as three of the finest automobiles Lamborghini has ever made. In the same sense, this might be the last naturally-aspirated V10 car made by Lamborghini so they’ve kept the engine true to its roots with a 5.2-litre V10 engine producing 610hp @ 8,000rpm and 510Nm @ 6,500rpm.
Power is sent to all four wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission with a locking mechanical differential in the rear. Brakes are six-piston in the front and measure in at 380mm while the rear makes use of a four-piston setup 356mm in diameter.
In terms of acceleration, the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato will sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds before reaching a top speed of 260km/h (160 mph).
Essentially, figures are kept similar to the Huracán LP 610-4 with a reduced top speed and slightly slower 0-100km/h time. This includes weight where the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato weighs in at 1,470kg (3241lb) dry vs. the 1,422 kg (3,135 lb) for the Huracán LP 610-4.
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Are the Changes Made to the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato Enough?
In our books, absolutely.
We spent a good amount of time driving the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo this year and that car shocked us with just how well properly set up four-wheel drive software, the right chassis changes, and good driver controls can transform a car for off-road use. The Huracán Sterrato will surely represent everything we loved about that car but turned up to 11/10 with a V10 powerplant and classic Lamborghini flair.
The Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato production numbers will be limited to 1499 units, and production will start in February 2023. Pricing is yet to be revealed, however, with numbers limited and a price tag that we expect to be well beyond the STO, expect to pay deep into the $700,000 range before you add on any of the 350 Lamborghini Ad Personam colours or the 60 leather and Alcantara trim options.
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