Lamborghini has plans to sell a high-riding off-road version of its V10-powered Huracán
Lamborghini’s high-riding Huracàn Sterrato is almost ready for launch, being revealed in a selection of new teaser images that show the unusual high-riding supercar in full. Full of rugged, off-roading additions the Sterrato is destined to be a very different type of special edition Lamborghini supercar, joining the brilliant STO, Tecnica and EVO RWD in the existing range.
The prepared prototype in these new image have revealed the return of many of the concept’s design elements, including fully formed wheel arch extensions, bespoke bumpers and a new engine cover that incorporates a small snorkel intake.
Detail elements, such as the small LED driving lights and small splash guard in front of the high-mounted side intake all look much more resolved and ready to feature on the eventual production car.
There are two different wheel sets in these images, but both look to be a smaller than the 20-inch items found on most Huracáns, and are fitted with chunkier tyres with reinforced sidewalls.
It’ll be powered by the same 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V10 engine as in all Huracáns, although final power and torque figures are still to be confirmed. Power will be sent to all four wheels via a dual-clutch transmission. The standard Evo’s LDVI integrated vehicle dynamics system will also be fitted, likely with a new off-road mode that will vary the calibration of all its dynamic chassis elements from steering, suspension and the torque split.
If the notion of an off-roading, mid-engined supercar sounds a little unusual, it’s worth remembering that two of the greatest Rally and Rally Raid cars in history followed this template, namely the Lancia Stratos, and later the iconic Rothmans-liveried Porsche 959 that rose to fame by winning the 1986 Paris-Dakar.
The question of whether the Sterrato will be a series production model, or part of Lamborghini’s ‘few-of’ program like the Sian and Countach reboot remains to be seen. But either way, the era of the high-riding supercar looks to be on the horizon, and we’ve got no issue with that.
This article originally appeared at evo.co.uk
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