Lamborghini has once again been spied testing an all-black prototype version of its upcoming, jacked-up Huracan Sterrato supercar ahead of its global reveal in December 2022.
As previously reported, the successor to the Huracan will be a plug-in hybrid, with a launch date locked in some point in 2024.
Lamborghini recently teased the Huracan Sterrato in a short video uploaded to YouTube, where it was racing a mountain bike along windy gravel roads.
Pointing out the obvious, the Huracan Sterrato has raised suspension (the concept has 47mm taller than stock), and it looks like the prototype rides on different wheels to the regular Huracan EVO.
This particular all-black prototype doesn’t have the front light bars that have been present on previous spied prototypes and on the concept. Instead, there’s a a taped-on German number plate.
It also misses out on the rugged-looked flared wheel arches and the roof rails.
One design elements that is on display on the spied prototype, besides the extra ride height, is the roof-mounted scoop that’s designed to funnel more air into the naturally-aspirated V10 engine.
It’s not clear what changes Lamborghini will make to the 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 powertrain in the Huracan, if any. For context, in the Huracan STO this engine produces 470kW of power and 600Nm of torque.
It’s possible the Huracan Sterrato will feature a retuned all-wheel drive system to work better on gravel and snow, like the concept.
Lamborghini director for the APAC region, Francesco Scardaoni recently confirmed there’s already plenty of “expressions of interest and deposits paid to our dealers, including in Australia” for the Huracan Sterrato, even though the “ordering system isn’t officially open yet”.
Mr Scardaoni said customers are asking questions about things like “ground clearance and pitch angle”, which aren’t usually of concern to the average Huracan buyer.
Lamborghini isn’t alone in giving its sports car a rally-inspired makeover. Porsche has spied a number of times testing a 911 with a taller ride height, potentially to feature on a production car dubbed the 911 Dakar.
The Lamborghini Huracan has evolved significantly from its first iteration.
Power still comes from a 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 engine, but it’s gradually become more track-focused with models like the Performante and STO.
The regular Huracan has also picked up rear-wheel steering, more power, and quicker processors to better drive its electronic aids.
As noted above, the successor to the Huracan will debut in 2024 with plug-in hybrid power, although what petrol engine it’ll use isn’t clear.
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