Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato Makes a Debut at Art Basel Miami
Italian automaker Lamborghini has finally debuted the Huracán Sterrato after months of teases. The marque unveiled the off-road sports car at Art Basel Miami. Made to conquer the dirt roads, the Huracán Sterrato is “designed for maximum driving pleasure even away from the asphalt on loose or dirt surfaces,” said the brand in a press release. This new car adds a new dimension to the concept of sportiness and incorporates the brand’s “principles of brave, authentic and unexpected” into the final masterpiece.
The Sterrato’s lineage can be traced back to June 2019, when it was first conceptualised and this is the final variant of the Huracán line after eight years. Many differences can be observed since its first unveiling, like increasing the car’s suspension by 44mm for a better drive over different terrains. Other off-roading accessories are also fitted like auxiliary lights, roof rails, carbon-fibre fender arches and a set of 19-inch wheels made exclusively by Bridgestone.
Powering the sports car is a 5.2-litre V-120 engine that can pump out 602 horsepower and 413 ft of torque using the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. To hit 60mph from zero, the car only takes 3.4 seconds. The Sterrato is able to hit a top speed of 162mph. Additionally, this powertrain will be Lamborghini’s last pure-combustion engine as the company ushers in a new era of electrification. To provide a greater intake of clean air when driving on dusty tracks, there is an additional air intake on the rear hood of the Sterrato. For breaking, a set of 15-inch brakes with six-piston callipers is fitted at the front while the back has 14-inch brakes with four-piston callipers.
For the new Sterrato, the vehicle features an updated version of Lamborghini’s Integrated Vehicle Dynamics System that allows the driver to pick three different modes of calibration: Strada, Sport and Rally. The last mode makes driving easier in low-grip conditions and drifting in off-road conditions.
Encasing this mechanical beast from the harsh conditions and elements, the Sterrato is encased in an aluminium underbody. On the inside, the car is fitted with exclusive Alcantara Verde Sterrato upholstery and reflects a “feel like pilot” philosophy commonly associated with the Huracán line. The driver is placed at the centre of the passenger compartment, which transmutes a sense of absolute control of all the car’s features.
“True to our values as a visionary, bold and unconventional brand, with the Sterrato we are breaking new ground in driving sensations,” commented Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini Chairman and CEO. “Presenting the car at Art Basel in Miami reflects how, just like an avant-garde work of art, the Sterrato represents a radical and original interpretation of the super sports car concept but, in terms of performance, the Sterrato belongs in the world’s most dynamic and exciting driving environments.”
“With the high-speed all-terrain concept of the Sterrato, we have uniquely combined the driving experience of a true super sports car and the fun of driving a rally car,” explained Rouven Mohr, Lamborghini Chief Technical Officer. “Lamborghini cars always deliver emotion: the Sterrato delivers a new degree of driving thrills.”
The new Huracán Sterrato comes in limited production of 1,499 units.
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