Lamborghini’s audacious claim of merging supercar prowess with off-road capabilities is daring. As Mark McCann, the “expert car crasher,” demonstrated in his recent video, the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato still faces real-world challenges despite being marketed as a rugged version of its sleek sibling.
A Daunting Venture into the Wild
Embarking on his quest, McCann first steers the Sterrato to Cowm Quarry, 150 acres of the world’s most challenging terrain in the UK open for off-road vehicles. It’s immediately apparent that the Huracan’s aesthetic modifications sometimes translate to something other than severe off-road resilience. The uneven grounds lift the Sterrato wheel in the air, while jagged rocks don’t hesitate to jostle its lower fascia. McCann’s initial enthusiasm diminishes, realizing the quarry might be a tad ambitious for the Lamborghini.
With a dash of humor and an attempt to lighten the mood, McCann places a Land Rover sticker over the Lamborghini badge. It’s probably an homage to Land Rover’s off-road legacy or a cheeky statement about the Sterrato’s adventures.
McCann then shifts gears, both literally and metaphorically. Engaging the electronic parking brake while cruising is not recommended, but our intrepid driver goes ahead, and unsurprisingly, the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato halts immediately. Seizing the opportunity, McCann executes an off-road J-turn, swiftly followed by figure 8s around barrels.
But it’s the dirt course where the Sterrato truly feels at home. Befitting Lamborghini’s promise, the car beautifully navigates the track, delivering power drifts donuts, leaving a cloud of dust in its wake.
The Pinnacle of Thrills: The Jump
The climax, the stunt everyone was waiting for, was the jump. Using a strategically placed bump, the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato launches airborne, defying gravity and skepticism. The resulting flight is nothing short of cinematic. A collective gasp later, it touches down, surprisingly incurring no visible damage—a testament, perhaps, to its enduring engineering.
Beyond McCann’s thrilling stunts, the Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato boasts impressive specs. With only 1,499 units being made, this model is as exclusive as it is daring. Priced at $278,972, it houses the same 5.2-liter V10 engine that powered the Huracan, roaring with 602 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. Its seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox ensures seamless transitions, and its performance figures are impressive, with a 0-62 mph in 3.4 seconds and with a top speed of 162 mph.
The additional 1.7-inch suspension lift, wider track, and Bridgestone Dueler AT002 all-terrain run-flat tires, designed exclusively for the Sterrato, emphasize its off-road aspirations.
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