Supercars and poorly maintained roads don’t go well together. Lamborghini has a solution.
Iconic Italian supercar brand, Lamborghini, has seen its customer profile change radically in the last decade and a half. Markets such as Russia, the former Eastern Block and parts of central Asia now home Lamborghinis. And the roads where these new Lamborghini owners drive aren’t always ideally surfaced for supercar use.
The solution? Lamborghini’s Huracan Sterrato. What Lamborghini has done is take a Huracan Evo and give it some additional ground clearance. Just the kind of modification that will enable you to crawl through the occasional pothole, or journey some gravel, without bother – or ruining that carbon-fibre front splitter.
Some styling elements of this Sterrato are different to other Huracans, such as the bolt-on carbon-fibre fender protectors and LED light bars on the roof and bonnet. Most of the work has gone into making the Sterrato a lot more forgiving to drive on the kind of roads that most Huracan owners would never imagine attempting to drive.
Lamborghini engineers have added tiny mud-flaps (to prevent bodywork stone chipping on gravel) and also widened the Sterrato’s tracking width by 30 mm. The most pronounced change is its ride height, which has been lifted by 47 mm, to ensure better approach and departure angles. This is one Lamborghini which will easily roll up any driveway, no matter how steep its angle.
The Sterrato also rolls 20-inch wheels wrapped with much higher volume tyres than would ordinarily be the case with a Huracán.
Powering this gravel travel Huracán is Lamborghini’s 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine, good for 470 kW. The Sterrato also features a recalibrated version of the Huracán Evo’s Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI) master algorithm, with driving modes better suited to loose surfaces and the car’s higher centre of gravity.
A standalone concept car for now, there are no immediate production plans for the Huracan Sterrato.