Lamborghini was spied on again as it tested an all-black prototype version of its upcoming jacked-up supercar, the Huracan Sterrato, ahead of its global unveiling in December 2022.
Inspired by the wild 2019 Sterrato concept, the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato will be the ‘last’ variant in the line of V10 Huracan supercars that began in 2014.
As previously reported, the successor to the Huracan will be a plug-in hybrid, with a launch date set sometime in 2024.
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Lamborghini recently teased the Huracan Sterrato in a short video uploaded to YouTube, showing it speeding down windy gravel roads on a mountain bike.
To point out the obvious, the Huracan Sterrato has increased suspension (the concept is 47mm higher than stock), and it looks like the prototype will ride on different wheels than the regular Huracan EVO.
This particular all-black prototype does not have the front light bars that were present on previous spied prototypes and the concept. Instead, there is a glued-on German license plate.
It’s also missing the rugged-looking flared wheel arches and roof rails.
A design element seen alongside the extra ride height on the spied prototype is the roof-mounted scoop, designed to channel more air into the naturally aspirated V10 engine.
It’s not clear what changes, if any, Lamborghini will make to the Huracan’s naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine. For comparison: In the Huracan STO, this engine generates 470 kW of power and 600 Nm of torque.
It’s possible that like the concept, the Huracan Sterrato will have a retuned all-wheel drive system to perform better on gravel and snow.
Lamborghini Director for the APAC region, Francesco Scardaoni, recently confirmed that there are already many “expressions of interest and deposits to our dealers, including in Australia” for the Huracan Sterrato, although the “ordering system is not yet officially open”.
Mr Scardaoni said customers ask questions about things like “ground clearance and lean angle” that aren’t typically of concern to the average Huracan buyer.
Lamborghini isn’t the only one giving its sports car a rally-inspired makeover. Porsche has tested a 911 with a higher ride height a few times, which may see use in a production car called the 911 Dakar.
The Lamborghini Huracan has evolved significantly since its first iteration.
Power still comes from a naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine, but is gradually becoming more track-focused with models like the Performante and STO.
The regular Huracan also got rear-wheel steering, more power, and faster processors to better power its electronics.
As mentioned above, the Huracan’s successor will debut in 2024 with plug-in hybrid powertrains, although it’s not clear which petrol engine it will use.
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