Defying Supercar Boundaries: The 850-HP Supercharged Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato Elevates Off-Road Performance to New Heights!

The Supercharged Sterrato has raised the bar for supercars with its mild off-road capability and an additional 200+ horses under the hood.

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Lamborghini, the luxury Italian car manufacturer, has recently announced that it will bid farewell to its much-loved naturally aspirated V10 engine and introduce a newer, smaller, and more sophisticated V8 plug-in hybrid engine for their highly anticipated Huracan successor.

The naturally aspirated V10 engine has been on the market for almost a decade and has won the hearts of car enthusiasts worldwide. This engine has given aftermarket tuners ample time to experiment with it and develop new and innovative ways to enhance its performance.

VF Engineering, a brand based in Orange County, California, has developed unique and genuine bolt-on supercharger kits for almost 20 years. They have recently developed a supercharger kit containing everything necessary to produce sizable gains in horsepower and torque for the naturally aspirated V10 engine. This kit is a testament to the tuning capabilities of the V10 engine and shows that even after a decade on the market, it is still a force to be reckoned with.

The Huracan is a legendary supercar known for its powerful performance and sleek design. Several Huracan models, including the EVO and Performante, have been installed with a cutting-edge system that has produced impressive results. These models already boast an impressive 630 horsepower in their stock form. Still, with the installation of a supercharger, they have seen a significant increase of up to 200 additional horsepower and an increase in torque (depending on the specific model).

The supercharger system has proven to be a valuable addition to the Huracan’s impressive performance capabilities, making it an even more desirable choice for car enthusiasts and collectors alike.

We can explain why installing a Supercharger on a Huracan Sterrato would be worthwhile

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The Huracan Sterrato is a remarkable car that uses the same powerful V10 engine found in other models of the Huracan family. While the 5.2L motor produces a slightly lower 601 horsepower (610 ps/449 kW) and 413 pound-foot (560 Nm) of torque compared to other Huracan models, it is still a force to be reckoned with. This slight reduction in performance is Lamborghini making necessary compromises to ensure the car can handle even the most arduous tracks. This has also reduced the top speed of 160 mph (260 kph).

However, with the addition of a new bolt-on supercharger, the Huracan Sterrato’s power output has been significantly increased by over 200 horses, taking it to a total production of around 830 to 850 Horses and 625 pound-foot (847 Nm) of torque. This added boost means that the Sterrato can achieve even more incredible feats on the road, provided it has slightly better performance tires than the custom-developed Bridgestone Dueler All-Terrain AT002 tires it comes with.

Overall, the Huracan Sterrato is a true marvel of engineering. With its added power, it can match the performance of its other Huracan siblings, making it a must-have for any avid car enthusiast who wants more performance.

Will the Sterrato utilize all that additional power when its Rally Mode is activated?

The Sterrato is undoubtedly an impressive sports car with some off-road capabilities. However, when considering its additional power, it’s natural to question whether the car’s chassis, mechanically self-locking rear differential, and all-wheel drive system can handle the extra burst of energy while driving off the tarmac. It’s also worth noting that if the person driving the car isn’t comfortable pushing it to its limits, all that additional power becomes redundant. Ultimately, the driver’s confidence and skill are crucial in unleashing the car’s full potential.

How does the VF engineering’s Bolt-on supercharger kit work with Huracan’s naturally aspirated V10?

VF Engineering’s Bolt-on supercharger kit for the Huracan’s naturally aspirated V10 engine is an impressive feat of engineering. The kit’s design features are carefully crafted to ensure optimal performance and durability.

The intake manifold is removed to make way for the supercharger base plate. Using a 3D-printed design, VF Engineering tested the concept and created a pre-production aluminum piece. They added features and pockets to make the supercharger lighter and made a lid or manifold. The lid design was converted into a caste format with several design features.

Additionally, there are two different versions for two different engines. The pockets on the lid allow for even airflow distribution to all ten cylinder ports, while the pads retain the fasteners for the base plate. The lid has a cavity for an air-to-water heat exchanger that extracts heat from the air charge before it enters the engine. The supercharger has a PTFE rod for a free-floating concept in the heat exchanger.

The Drive system

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The drive system for the supercharger is equally impressive. VF Engineering created a prototype Bolton pulley to create optimal drive and traction for the supercharger. This pulley contains an eccentrically weighted free-floating weight to counteract the harmonics produced by the engine’s crank.

The crank pulley system also drives the alternator. The custom designs for the Alternator Belt tensioner and a custom knot for accessibility are also noteworthy.

They also made idler pulleys for optimal wrap around the supercharger. The idler bracket was prototyped, tested, and manufactured with high-speed bearings, while a bulky fixture was designed and tested to clear the thermostat hoses. The air intake was made of aluminum and cast-finished.

The final version of the supercharger bolt-on kit includes:

  • A compressor head unit.
  • A tensioner system.
  • An internal bypass system.
  • Software that is programmed into the original ECUs through the diagnostic port.

This extra horsepower kit is designed for V10 enthusiasts and the community and develops over 200+ horses. The final version of the alternator belt tensioner and a custom knot for accessibility were also created.

There is no denying that VF Engineering’s Bolt-on supercharger kit is a testament to its engineering prowess. With this kit, they have taken Huracan’s naturally aspirated V10 engine to the next level, delivering more power and performance to V10 enthusiasts. The kit is designed with precision and care, ensuring optimal performance and durability.

Possible Disadvantages of the Supercharged Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato Kit

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During our research on the supercharged Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato, we discovered that Saran, the head of VF Engineering, is mainly concerned about the bolt-on supercharger voiding Lambo’s factory warranty. However, VF’s warranty covers the kit.

According to another report, when the Car and Driver publication tested the Huracan EVO equipped with the supercharger, the car seemed to lose traction quite a bit on street tires. Therefore, as mentioned earlier, the supercharged Huracan Sterrato may require a new set of grippy tires.

Price for the Bolt on Supercharger for the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato

The Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato VF8XX Supercharger Kit comes with a price tag of approximately $39,995.00.