So you think your supercar can out run almost any car? I seriously implore you to rethink that notion. Even if you have a Lamborghini Huracán, your joy of being ahead will inevitably end when paved road ends. But that wouldn’t be the case if the ride you are in was the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato, the world’s first real off-road supercar. Based on the new Huracán EVO debuted last year, the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato has the grunt both on and off-road.
It shares the same 640 horsepower 5.2L naturally-aspirated engine, featuring Huracán EVO’s LDVI (Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata) with predictive logic that controls the ride’s systems, including its four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, modified suspension and torque vectoring, to anticipate the next moves of the driver “to ensure perfect driving dynamics.”
However, the similarity with the last year’s Huracán EVO ends there. The rest of the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato is rigged for off-roading at speeds you never imagine possible. Honestly, I never thought off-roading and speed quite go hand-in-hand, but here it is anyways.
“Calibrated for off-road driving including low-adherence surfaces, and tuned to maximize traction and acceleration, the LDVI system in the Sterrato provides enhanced rear-wheel drive behavior, producing more torque together with additional stabilization in oversteering maneuvers.”
The Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato may appeared low slung, but in reality, its ground clearance has been raised by 47 mm (1.9 inches). In addition, the car’s front approach is sharpened by 1 percent, the departure angle enhanced by 6.5 percent, and the wheel track front and rear, enhanced by 30 mm (1.2 inches). And then there’s the massive 20-inch wheels that are wrapped in balloon tires set and a new wide body wheel arches with integrated air intakes.
The larger tires here are specially developed for the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato, boasting increased side walls for “improved asperity absorption and grip.” Furthermore, the underbody is treated to reinforcements and body protection, including front frame integrated with aluminum reinforcements covered with an aluminum skid plate, with aluminum-reinforced side skirts, and rear skid plate that doubles as a diffuser.
Completing the off-road package are stone-deflecting protection around the engine and air intakes, carbon fiber and elastomeric resin mud guards, and off-road LED light package comprising of a roof-mounted LED light bar and LED bumper lights with flood function. Inside, it gets the usual Lamborghini amenities, plus a new lightweight titanium roll cage and the new carbon bi-shell sports seats and aluminum floor panels.
Now, before you call your favorite raging bull marque dealer, you have to know the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato is just a concept at this point. But considering the company has a SUV that is also apt in off-roading, an off-roader supercar does not seem like an impossibility.
Source: Gear Patrol.