If life is all about the journey rather than the destination, then the chances are the new Lamborghini Sterrato will please thrill-seekers like no Lamborghini before it.
Based on the Huracán and billed as a rally-ready off-roadable rocket, it’s quite the contrast to the company’s only other car for the great outdoors, the LM002 – known as the Rambo Lambo.
The V10-powered super coupé has its ground clearance hiked by 44mm (1.7 inches), suspension travel is increased, the track is widened by 30mm (1.2 inches) at the front and 34mm (1.3 inches) at the rear, and aluminium underbody bash plates are bolted on for go-anywhere ability. Bridgestone Dueler T002 run-flat all-terrain tyres are fitted to 19-inch rims, and carbon-ceramic discs with six-piston front callipers and four-piston rear units provide stopping power.
The 600bhp 5.2-litre V10 engine sends drive to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The rear differential features a mechanical lock to aid traction on loose surfaces, while there are three driving modes: Strada for the road, Sport to spice things up, and Rally for low-grip conditions. On dry asphalt the Huracán Sterrato will hit 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and top out at 160 mph.
Extended wheel arches, sill protectors, a hefty rear diffuser, and an air scoop atop the rear engine cover are all finished in a moody matte black. Roof rails and LED spotlamps complete the Lambo-for-the-zombie-apocalypse look. Inside the Alacantara Verde Sterrato-trimmed cabin there’s a new HMI with digital instrumentation that includes off-road essentials such as an inclinometer with pitch and roll indicator, a compass and GPS location. The Huracán Sterrato will be limited to 1499 units and production starts in February 2023.
Although Lamborghini has been teasing the Sterrato – or Rambo Lambo Part II as some wags have been referring to it, our editor included – for some time, its official unveiling follows in the tyre tracks of Porsche’s new 911 Dakar, proving that off-road adventures are no longer the preserve of traditional Sport Utility Vehicles. Who would you like to see join this burgeoning safari scene next?
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