What if you could combine your love for off-roading while driving…a Lamborghini?
Unleashed from the commercial restraints that normally bind them, that’s exactly what the cool-cat engineers at Sant’Agata Bolognese have done.
That has resulted in the Huracan Sterrato, a V10 monster of an off-roader.
To be clear, Lamborghini has brought their cars off-roading before, with the Lamborghini Jarama and Urraco of the 70s going around rally stages.
On the outside, the Sterrato looks exactly like the Huracan Evo, which it essentially is.
It’s got the same naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre V10 producing 640hp, and Lamborghini’s LDVI, or – breathe – Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata.
That’s the fuzzy logic inside newer Lambos that controls the four-wheel-drive, suspension and torque vectoring systems.
In the Sterrato, the LDVI has been tuned to improve performance on low-grip surfaces and for maximum grip and acceleration.
Because of course, you’ll definitely need all that power and grip while crawling over rocks.
It’s under the Sterrato’s skin that Lambo’s engineers have put their overtime hours on.
Ground clearance has risen by 47mm, and the Sterrato’s front approach angle has increased by one percent and the departure angle by 6.5 percent.
Front and rear tracks have been widened by 30mm, with 20-inch wheels on balloon tyres set into
new wide-body wheel arches with integrated air intakes.
Those specially-developed tyres, Lamborghini says, get higher sidewalls to improve comfort and grip.
They also get wide, open shoulder blocks for “self-cleaning qualities”, so presumably you can run a river of mud without actually looking like you’ve done so.
To protect what is clearly an expensive one-off, the Sterrato is fitted with underbody reinforcements and body protection, including a rear skid plate that doubles as a diffuser.
Aluminium reinforcements are integrated within the front frame and covered with an aluminium skid plate, with aluminium-reinforced side skirts.
Meanwhile, special protective composite bodywork includes stone-deflecting protection around the engine and air intakes and mudguards in hybrid materials of carbon-fibre and elastomeric resin.
Inside, the Sterrato gets special interior trim, featuring a new lightweight titanium roll cage, four-point seatbelts to belt you into the new carbon sports seats, and the requisite aluminium floor panels.
Lamborghini is clearly proud of the Sterrato, which shows off the donor Huracan’s versatility, said Lamborghini’s chief technical officer Maurizio Reggiani.
“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,” Mr Reggiani said.
Feast your eyes on this wonderful creation and pray Lamborghini never stop building mad cars for the rest of us.