New York Auto Show: The Lamborghini Sterrato Is Important

‘Overlanding’ is a self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal, according to Wikipedia. This enthusiast-lifestyle has predominantly revolved around pickup-trucks and SUVs for their superior ground clearance, utility, and 4wd/Awd capability. Tacomas, Land Cruisers, 4Runners, Montero’s, and Discovery’s are all commonplace here. But as of late, this trend has inspired the modification of performance coupes for going off-road.

The Porsche 924/944 and various 911 platforms have become somewhat of a standard of this practice, and when you think about Porsche’s background in rally racing, this pattern becomes a bit easier to comprehend. With that, we can now find Miatas, Supras, and Audi TTs with lifted suspension, rally light kits, and roof racks. 

With the overnight interest spawned from this ‘safari-car’ trend, coupled with all of the attention directed at Porsche through this emerging style, Lamborghini has decided to join the runnings with a safari-ready vehicle from factory; the Huracán Sterrato. 

From Lamborghini-

“The first of its kind, the Huracán Sterrato explores a new frontier in driving pleasure, designed to push the envelope when the asphalt ends. The super sports car is equipped with a dedicated iteration of the LDVI (Lamborghini Integrated Vehicle Dynamics) system, featuring specific Strada and Sport calibrations and introducing Rally mode. Like a work of art, it represents the leading edge of innovation: the super sports car concept imagined in a radically new way.”

So why is it important? The Huracán Sterrato’s debut at the ’23 New York Auto Show alongside its SUV counterpart, the URUS, represents Lamborghini’s presence and consideration for present-day car culture. A heart-warming gesture from a brand as renowned and ground-breaking as Lamborghini. And we must respect that. Scroll through the photos below for some visuals of the Lamborghini’s structural adaptations to the Huracán to make it a capable off-road vehicle.

Find more articles on the ’23 New York Auto Show here.

Photography by Kevin Kemraj

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