The creative team behind the video promo for the 2023 Lamborghini have been really getting into dirt. In fact according to the very deep voice over “dust is gold, dirt is for the bold”. This ode to the off road is accompanied by shots of a snowboarder caving down the side of desert cliffs and the 2023 Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato ripping it up off-road. Large dust plumes and spraying gravel seem like such a strange context for a supercar Lamborghini, but this is exactly the intended environment of the Huracán Sterrato and it makes it look like a gravelly paradise.
This all-terrain super sports car which has been specifically designed for maximum fun even away from the asphalt on loose or dirt surfaces (for some reason I can almost imagine the designers making angel wings in the dirt) offers optimized driving dynamics for perfect control in all environments, from the highway to dirt roads. Compared with the Huracán EVO, the Sterrato comes with an updated version of the LDVI (Lamborghini Integrated Vehicle Dynamics) system, with specific STRADA and SPORT calibrations, and bringing the RALLY mode for low-grip conditions to the Huracán line for the first time. This allows for a more versatile and dynamic driving experience, taking the Huracán to new heights.
Powered by a naturally aspirated V-10 engine, the Huracán Sterrato achieves 611 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque, allowing acceleration from 0-100 kph in just 3.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 318 kph. So all of this off-road capability doesn’t compromise the on-road stuff either.
The exterior of the Sterrato is as striking as it is functional. The raised ride height and larger wheel arches give the car a more aggressive stance and allow for greater clearance when driving off-road. The car also features a high-level central air intake for the engine at the back of the roof, which was added as a result of feedback from the engineering team while the prototype was being tested in desert conditions. This intake helps to keep the engine cool and prevents dust and debris from entering the engine bay.
The interior of the Sterrato is just as impressive as the exterior. The car features Lamborghini’s signature hexagon design, which is evident in the steering wheel, dashboard, and seats. The car also comes with a wide range of standard features such as a 12.3-inch TFT instrument cluster, a high-definition 8.4-inch touchscreen display, and a premium sound system which goes loud enough for you to hear even when it is raining rocks and gravel outside.
Only 900 units will be produced for all market and it will also be the last variant of the Huracán model line, which of course will make the Sterrato a highly sought-after car and a true collector’s item but just don’t keep it locked away in the garage. That just doesn’t seem right.