Automobili Lamborghini SpA has not lost sight of Automobili Lamborghini SpA, an Italian manufacturer of high-end luxury cars. Whether it’s in the looks department, massive engines, or creating weird but fun things. In testifying to its out-of-the-box innovation skills, the company has now once again teased us with something very interesting and radical. This time around the Sant’Agata Bolognese based team has given us a teaser of Huracan not intended for concrete roads but rather for dirt terrain.
Earlier this year, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann revealed that the company will be showing two new versions of its V-10-powered Huracán supercar. The first was the Huracán Tecnica, which was released in April and had the same rear-wheel drive, 631-horsepower engine as the track-focused Huracán STO but with less sharp aero components. Although the second model was a bit of a whimsical car the Huracan was geared towards off-road and at the time it was called the Huracan Sterato. However, after the announcement, we didn’t hear much about this off-road vehicle until very recently when the Italian automaker released a teaser.
In Lamborghini’s latest teaser, we can see that there are some distinguishing features between the idea and the test mule of the supercar. The production version retains a pair of rectangular LED headlights above the front bumper, but the third LED light bar installed on the roof rails has been removed—however, the presence of the roof rails will allow owners to install their own additional aftermarket lights. The real car appears to have the same ribbed hood and black plastic wrap around the wheels as the concept, but there also appears to be an air intake rising from the engine bay.
So far, aside from the teaser, information about this new model is rather scarce but the Sterato is expected to debut before the end of 2022, however, the teaser did not specify a release date. Mechanical details for the Sterato are unknown at this time, although it is supposed to have all-wheel drive and the same 5.2-liter V-10 making 631 horsepower as previous AWD Huracán versions.
In other Lamborghini news, with the delivery of the 200th Urus SUV in India, Lamborghini has announced new sales. For the past 4.5 years, Lamborghini has been selling the Urus in India. In March 2021, the first 100 units were sold. With more than 20,000 units sold worldwide, the Urus is the highest-selling Lamborghini. In India, SUVs account for 80% of new Lamborghini purchases. Giallo Auge, Nero Noctis and Bianco Monocerus are the Urus’ most favorite colors in India, according to the supercar maker.
The Lamborghini SUV is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 petrol engine that has been charged with a twin turbocharger. It produces a maximum power of 650 horsepower and a maximum torque of 850 Nm. It is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission sourced from ZF. The transmission transmits power to all four wheels. The Urus can reach a ton in 3.6 seconds and has a top speed of 305 kilometers per hour.