Lamborghini’s high-riding Huracan has been unveiled in its “real skin”, ahead of a full reveal later this month.
Full details of the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato will be announced on November 30 at its official world premiere at the Art Basel in Miami.
The Sterrato is described as providing a super sports car driving experience even “away from the asphalt on loose or dirt surfaces.”
Similarly to the recently unveiled Porsche 911 Dakar edition, the Sterrato is built to take on rally-like terrain with raised suspension and a tougher exterior featuring bespoke LED rally spotlights.
The new photos reveal features such as roof racks and underbody protection. Although not confirmed, the Sterrato will likely be all-wheel-drive.
Also noticeable is a roof scoop at the rear of the vehicle to make space for the combustion engine’s air intake, as well as black cladding on the front and rear wheel arches.
The high-riding Sterrato is to be the final variant of the V10 Huracan supercar line introduced in 2014, set to be replaced in 2024 with a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model.
Lamborghini is aiming to have a wholly electrified line-up by 2024.
The company says it has drawn from off-roading experience gained in the production of its Urus SUV and is using this to create a “super sports car for challenging environments” in this farewell Huracan edition.
While we will have to wait until later this month to know the full specifications of the Sterrato, the production car doesn’t appear to stray far from the concept vehicle revealed in 2019, which featured a 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 engine producing 470kW.
It was also raised by 47mm.
The concept model also had four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, modified suspension and torque vectoring calibrated for off-road driving.
The launch of this new iteration is the final boost in what has been an extremely successful year for Lamborghini, where it is predicted to exceed all previous sales records and is recording profits up by 70 per cent.
Speaking on orders for the new Huracan Sterrato, Lamborghini director for the APAC region Francesco Scardaoni said that there are already plenty of “expressions of interest and deposits paid to our dealers, including in Australia.”
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.