Lamborghini Takes Huracan Off-Road, with Sterrato Concept

Forget the Urus. This is the off-road Lamborghini you want. It’s the Huracan Sterrato Concept, and it’s what happens when the team at Sant’Agata spends too much time in the car tuning part of Forza Horizon.

Ok, that wasn’t their real motivation, but Lambo calls it “a new dimension of Lamborghini ‘fun to drive off-road’: a transfer of technologies creating a super sports car for challenging environments.”

The Sterrato (Italian for dirt) starts with a Huracan EVO and that 640 hp 5.2L V10. It takes advantage of that car’s Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata system and the four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, and predictive logic. Then the system is recalibrated for off-road driving to maximize traction on low-traction surfaces.

TheSterrato gets a lift of 47 mm (or nearly two inches) meaning that it won’t get hung up on every blade of grass on the lawn anymore. Lamborghini says that the lift improves the front approach and rear departure angles by 1 percent and 6.5 percent, respectively. Which probably brings them up to 2 percent and 7.5 percent.

To help it off-road, there are underbody reinforcements. Like a rear skidplate that’s also a diffuser, as well as other skid plates and mudguards underneath. The automaker calls the tires “balloon tires” and they get more sidewall than the company is used to. They also fit into wider arches that look to offer no more suspension travel than a standard model. At least with the wheels turned.

The bodywork gets that cool graphics package, along with some LED lights that are especially poorly rendered on the nose. That or they’re 2D, which seems unlikely. Inside, there’s a titanium roll cage, four-point belts, and new carbon seats.

“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.”

This isn’t the first time that Lambo’s gone delightfully off-road wacky. Look back to the Jarama and Urraco Rally models from the early 1970s to see the first off-road Lambos. From any other automaker, we’d say not to expect this in production. But with Lamborghini? We’ll stay tuned.