No that headline is not misleading and neither is this an April Fools Day. It is an unconventional concept coming from Lamborghini and it's called the Huracan Sterrato. Based on the super sports prowess of the V10 Huracan, the Sterrato draws on Lamborghini's off-road expertise exemplified in the Urus Super SUV, creating a new dimension for the Huracan.
The Sterrato concept is based on the Huracan EVO with the same 5.2 litre naturally-aspirated engine producing 640 horses. The Huracan EVO's LDVI (Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata) with predictive logic, controls the Sterrato's systems including four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, modified suspension and torque vectoring, anticipating the next moves of the driver to ensure perfect driving dynamics.
Calibrated for off-road driving including low-adherence surfaces, and tuned to maximise traction and acceleration, the LDVI system in the Sterrato provides enhanced rear-wheel drive behaviour, producing more torque together with additional stabilization in oversteering manoeuvres. The Sterrato is created for demanding environments. Its appearance shows off its off-road going credentials. So it's an off-road vehicle built within the framework of a super sports car. Ground clearance is heightened by 47 mm, with the car's front approach sharpened by 1 per cent and the departure angle enhanced by 6.5 per cent.
The wheel track is enhanced front and rear by 30 mm, with 20-inch wheels on balloon tyres set into new wide-body wheel arches with integrated air intakes, giving the Sterrato a commanding presence that makes clear its abilities. Specially-developed larger tyres with increased side walls improve the asperity absorption and grip. Wide, rugged, open shoulder blocks for self-cleaning qualities, provide excellent off-road surface adherence with improved traction and braking and are highly damage resistant.
The Sterrato is fitted with underbody reinforcements and body protection, including a rear skid plate that acts as a diffuser. Aluminum reinforcements are integrated within the front frame and covered with an aluminum skid plate, with aluminum-reinforced side skirts. Special protective composite bodywork includes stone-deflecting protection around the engine and air intakes and mud guards in hybrid materials of carbon fiber and elastomeric resin. An off-road LED light package is comprised of a roof-mounted LED light bar and LED bumper lights with flood function.
A specially-designed interior trim reflects the sporty off-road character of the Sterrato, featuring a new lightweight titanium roll cage, four-point seatbelts to the new carbon bi-shell sports seats, and aluminum floor panels.
Maurizio Reggiani, Chief Technical Officer of Automobili Lamborghini said, "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,"