Wed 12, Jun 2019
Lamborghini is ready to explore new horizons with its unconventional concept with the new Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato. Based on the super sports prowess of the V10 Huracán, the Sterrato draws on Lamborghini’s off-road expertise exemplified in the Urus Super SUV, creating a new dimension of Lamborghini ‘fun to drive off-road’: a transfer of technologies creating a super sports car for challenging environments.
The concept of Huracán Sterrato will be based on the features of Huracán EVO that is 5.2 liter naturally-aspirated engine producing 640 hp. The Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrate, LDVI, of Huracán EVO 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. The car has been designed for off-road driving including low-adherence surfaces, and tuned to maximize traction and acceleration, the LDVI system in the Sterrato will provide upgraded rear-wheel driving, producing more torque together with extra stabilization in oversteering maneuvers.
The Exterior and Interior Designing
Huracán Sterrato is designed in the appearance of a super sports car with the abilities of off-road driving. Ground clearance is heightened by 47 mm, with the car’s front approach sharpened by 1% and the departure angle enhanced by 6.5%.
The car is specially designed with larger tires with increased side walls that is helpful in getting a proper grip. The wide, rugged, and open shoulder blocks are for self-cleaning and provides an excellent off-road surface adherence with improved traction and braking and are highly damage resistant.
The special composite body acts as a special protective option that includes stone-deflecting protection around the engine and also mud guards in case of hybrid materials such as 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.
“The Huracán Sterrato illustrates Lamborghini’s commitment to being a future shaper: a super sports car with off-road capabilities, the Sterrato demonstrates the Huracán’s versatility and opens the door to yet another benchmark of driving emotion and performance,” said Maurizio Reggiani, Chief Technical Officer of Automobili Lamborghini. “Lamborghini’s R&D and design teams are constantly exploring new opportunities and delivering the unexpected as a core characteristic of our DNA, challenging possibilities while inspired by Lamborghini brand heritage.”
Such a concept of having high performance and off-road capabilities was already experienced by Lamborghini Jarama and Urraco in 1970s. Lamborghini’s test driver Bob Wallace modified the two models to create desert-going high performance sports cars, the Jarama Rally from 1973 and the Urraco Rally from 1974.