There is a rare new breed of supercar on the market. We don’t know the segment’s official name since it’s only been around for a few weeks now, but there are already two pretty exciting models that belong to it. The Porsche 911 Dakar and the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato belong to the same family of automotive brands but follow a very different recipe to achieve the same ultimate goal: a supercar for off-road fun. Yes, it is actually a thing today.
There’s a new marketing video from the Sant’Agata Bolognese-based automaker that shows us the Huracan Sterrato in its natural habitat. The video is accompanied by an eerie rap song that promotes the supercar’s ability to go in the dirt – you’ll hear the catchy refrain “dust is gold, dirt is for the bold” multiple times. . Don’t blame us if you start repeating it, it’s Lamborghini’s fault.
The rally-inspired supercar looks ready to tackle any terrain, though it’s actually only 1.7 inches taller than a regular Huracan Evo thanks to a suspension lift kit. Naturally, this ensures there’s room for more suspension travel and there’s an updated version of the company’s Integrated Vehicle Dynamics system with new calibrations for the Strada and Sport drive modes. More importantly, there is a new Rally mode.
Lamborghini claims the Huracan Sterrato is the “world’s first super sports car with a V10 engine and all-wheel drive designed to deliver thrills on any terrain.” The 5.2-liter V10 engine in question has 602 horsepower (449 kilowatts) and 413 pound-feet (560 Newton-meters) of torque, challenged from all four wheels by a dual-clutch transmission at seven reports. When there’s enough grip, the supercar should hit 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in just 3.4 seconds, although we don’t think that figure is possible on an off-road section.
If you like what you see in the photos and promo video, you better hurry. Production is expected to start in February next year and Lamborghini plans to assemble just 1,499 units, each at an as yet undisclosed price.