Lamborghini recently unveiled the Huracan Stirato to the world and soon brought the high-altitude supercar to India. Huracan Sterrato has been launched in India with a price tag of Rs. 4.61 crores (ex-showroom). Lamborghini will build just 1,499 units of the Huracan Sterrato from February 2023, and with India being one of the Italian automaker's top 15 markets, Lamborghini said it already has double-digit bookings for the supercar from India, and the brand has orders for the next 15-18 months.
Lamborghini calls the Sterrato "the first supercar designed for maximum driving pleasure, even off-road on loose or dirty surfaces." To that end, the model gets a host of cosmetic upgrades over the standard Huracan, including wheel arch extensions, unique front and rear bumpers, reinforced sills, and aluminum underbody protection. The Sterrato also has a STO-type air intake behind the cab that the company says allows the engine to breathe in clean air when the asphalt trails fade.
The Sterrato also features an off-road-inspired suspension setup with the bodywork, with an overall ride height of 44mm higher than the standard Huracan. Suspension travel is also improved with 33mm front and 34mm rear. The 19-inch alloy wheels are also exclusive to the model and come wrapped in Bridgestone Dueler AT002 all-terrain tires. Stopping power comes from massive 380mm carbon-ceramic discs mated to six-piston calipers up front and 356mm discs in the rear paired with four-piston callipers.
The additional hardware means the Lamborghini can be taken off smooth tarmac roads up to an extent to enjoy a little bit of off-tarmac driving. On a side note, this might be the supercar to be used on Indian roads.
The cabin isn't much different from the standard Huracán, with the most notable change being the exclusive Alcantara Verde Sterrato upholstery. So if you're planning on taking one off-road, you'd better roll up your windows before you do. The digital displays get new vehicle-specific graphics, including additions such as a digital inclinometer with roll and pitch indication, a compass, a geographic coordinate indicator, and a steering angle indicator. The driving modes have also been updated to cater to more off-road themes with recalibrated Strada and Sport modes, while the Huracan's standard 'Corsa' mode has been replaced by a Rally mode for low-traction conditions. Other onboard electronics have also been recalibrated.
At the heart of the Sterrato is the Lamborghini, a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated, V10 engine. The Sterrato is the latest new model to feature this unit with future models set for a certain degree of electrification. The unit generates 602 horsepower and 560 Nm of maximum torque. The engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with power sent to all four wheels. Lamborghini claims a top speed of 260 km/h for the Sterrato with a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 3.4 seconds, making it the slowest version of the Huracan - 0.1 seconds slower to 100 km/h compared to the Huracán EVO RWD.