Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato: a V10 supercar goes off-road

Published: 06 June 2019

► V10 powered off-roader
► Higher, and wider
► Modified Urus tech

What do you get if you cross a Lamborghini Huracan with a mid-2000s Volvo V70 Cross Country? Meet the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato concept, the answer to a question no one thought to ask.


Based on the 5.2-litre V10-powered Huracan, the Sterrato adds 47mm of extra ride-height, a wheel track widened by 30mm, and larger wheel arches for gripper, heavy-duty tyres. The 'crossover' gets modified four-wheel-drive, rear-wheel-steer tech and torque-vectoring. You’ll also find larger Volvo XC70 style ‘shoulders’ to make it harder to damage.

Under the surface you’ll find aluminum reinforced side-skirts, and composite bodywork, too. Lamborghini has even added a roof-mounted LED light bar and LED bumper lights for those darker, night stages. A rear skid plate also acts a diffuser, obviously.

Step inside and you’ll find a titanium roll cage, aluminum floor panels and carbonfibre seats. It’s basically the ultimate mini-crossover SUV. Think of it like a modern version of the Porsche Dakar-suited 959.

And why?

We’re still not sure, though it could have been to demonstrate just how much the engineers learnt when developing the Urus SUV. Alternatively, Lamborghini may have made the Steratto because Lamborghini just does this sort of thing every so often.

‘[It] is a super sports car with off-road capabilities, the Sterrato demonstrates the Huracán’s versatility and opens the door to yet another benchmark of driving emotion and performance,’ said Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini’s chief technical officer.

‘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.’

It’s important to remember this isn’t the first time Lamborghini has pulled this stunt. In the 70s, the Italian brand created the Jarama and Urraco off-roaders.

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's online editor and racing-sim enthusiast