Lamborghini has been thinking outside the box about its future for some time. The Lamborghini Urus was a bold and unique new direction for the brand and since then has done all kinds of things like selling villas in Dubai and creating NFTs.
Perhaps none is as wild and crazy as the Huracan Sterato going from concept to development to production with our spies getting another glimpse of the prototype, this time, for testing alongside the brand’s Northern European Urus SUV.
This car has the same stunning and elegant style as the regular Huracan but also comes with something we haven’t seen in a Lamborghini since the LM002, namely off-road equipment. Not only does it feature a 43 mm (1.7 in) lift over the regular car, but it also features unique roof rails and a skid plate up front. You know, the thing that every serious off-road vehicle has.
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We also get a chance to see the sinister roof scoop inlet feeding cool air into the V10. There’s a large light bar sitting on the hood in the same spot where a bunch of bull horns might have been if they were driving a Cadillac in the mid-’70s. This is clearly a functional piece for testing but it mimics the Huracán Strato concept car that Lamborghini debuted in 2019.
That study had wild-type wheel arch extensions, which were missing from this test, but we can see them on the final production model, a huge light strip, and a pair of small LED light bars on the hood. Even then, the Lambo was a true test driveable concept and since then we’ve known they’ve been eager to build a production version. Now it looks like we’re only a few months away from seeing this pay off.
Powered by V10 with All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Lamborghini has gently hinted at this car many times but has never revealed key details such as power output or exactly which off-road technology will be included in the final product. We’re expecting the same 630 hp (470 kW) V10 in the AWD Huracan EVO, connected to all four wheels via a dual-clutch gearbox but we’ll have to wait for an official announcement for exact numbers.
Another unknown is whether the Huracan Sterato will be a regular series production model or a limited-brand model little chance Like Sian, Countach, Aventador Miura, and Reventon, to name a few. Lamborghini recently announced that it will introduce four new models this year and we expect the Sterato to be one of them.
What do you think of this wild bull? Is it sacrilege or the coolest off-road supercar we’ve seen since the famous Rothman-spirited Porsche 959 that won the 1986 Paris-Dakar Rally?