Lamborghini has confirmed its plans to reveal the high-riding Huracan Sterrato at the 2022 Art Basel fair in Miami, Florida, which runs from December 1 to 3.

This announcement was made as part of the company’s third quarter of 2022 financial results, where it confirmed it’s on track to have its best-ever yearly sales result.

As reported in August this year, the Huracan Sterrato will be the final variant in the line of V10 Huracan supercars that started in 2014.

It will also be the last Lamborghini to be sold without any form of electric assistance, as the company announced its entire range will be hybrid by 2024.

The Huracan’s successor will have a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drivetrain and has a launch date locked in for some point in 2024.

A successor to the Aventador will be revealed next year and feature a new, naturally-aspirated V12 engine mated to a hybrid system. An Urus PHEV is also confirmed to be revealed sometime in 2024.

Lamborghini recently teased the Huracan Sterrato in a short video uploaded to YouTube, where it was racing a mountain bike along windy gravels roads. A number of camouflaged prototypes have been spied too.

Pointing out the obvious, the Huracan Sterrato has raised suspension. The concept car from 2019 it’s based on was 47mm taller than stock.

It has also been spied with a number of rugged exterior design elements including a front light bar, wheel arches, roof rails, and a roof scoop.

It’s not clear what changes Lamborghini will make to the 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 powertrain in the Huracan Sterrato. For context, in the Huracan STO this engine produces 470kW and 600Nm.

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 confirmed in August this year there are already plenty of “expressions of interest and deposits paid to our dealers, including in Australia” for the Huracan Sterrato, even though the “order 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 been spied a number of times testing a 911 with a taller ride height, potentially to feature on a production car called the 911 Dakar.

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Jack Quick

Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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