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Lamborghini reveals off-road Huracan concept – ‘Sterrato’

Written by Nizam Shaikh

When you talk about Lamborghini, always a road racing low squatted sports car comes to mind but the Italian brand has revealed an off-road supercar in its concept form based on the Lamborghini Huracan which is christened as Huracan Sterrato. ‘Sterrato’ means ‘dirt road’ in Italian. The Huracan Sterrato boasts off-road inspired equipment and styling.

The Huracan Sterrato features a skid plate on the front which is integrated with the bumper and protects the chassis components, a skid plate on the rear wherein the road going model would have a diffuser. The sterrato also gets carbon fibre mudguards and a composite material panel to protect the engine components.

On the front, the concept gets two auxiliary lamps in LED and coming to the side profile, the Sterrato gets rugged wheel arches in a matte black finish which house the 20-inch wheels. It also gets a light bar on the roof along with roof mounted rails. The concept has a 47mm suspension lift and a 30mm increase in track width which allows the car to tackle off-the-road environment. It also gets a specially developed tyre which has thicker sidewalls for protection and improved off-road grip.

The Huracan Sterrato employs the 5.2-litre, naturally aspirate V-10-cylinder engine which produces 640 HP of power and comes equipped with Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata (LDVI) from the Huracan which has been adapted for off-road use. The LDVI system has a four-wheel-drive, torque vectoring and four-wheel-steering which predicts the vehicles movements and helps find grip on loose surfaces.

The interiors of the Huracan Sterrato get aluminium floor panels, carbon fibre racing seats, four-point seat belts and a titanium roll cage.

The Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato takes its inspiration from the Jarama and Urraco models from the ’70s and also the modern day Urus SUV. Though a driveable model has been made the brand is not keen on putting the off-road supercar in production anytime soon.