Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato Ditches Asphalt For Ice Cold Snow

BY Sean Loo

The Huracán Sterrato was built from the ground up to tackle any terrain, and now it has embraced the frigid snows of the Italian Alps.

Click the mode dial to the Huracán Sterrato’s special ‘rally’ option, and get set for a world of fun. This was the Sterrato’s first outing on snow, and it took the low-grip surfaces of the Italian Alps like a champ.

The revised LDVI system (Lamborghini Integrated Vehicle Dynamics) of the Huracán Sterrato helped a ton, delivering specifically-calibrated settings optimized for dirt and loose surfaces.

This of course includes snow, and this demonstration showcases another facet of the supercar’s fun-to-drive personality.

A thirsty 5.2-litre V10 engine residing in the bowels of the Sterrato punches out about 600bhp and 560Nm of torque. Mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, power is sent to an electronically controlled all-wheel drive system with a rear mechanical self-locking differential.

Its wider tracks and increased ride height enable the Sterrato to clear most obstacles with ease, and the chunky Bridgestone Dueler AT002 run-flat tyres enable the Sterrato to reach a maximum of 260km/h. Presumably, on any surface.

A reinforced aluminium front underbody, reinforced sills and rear diffuser, and enhanced wheel arches protected the Sterrato from icy obstacles and emphasised its powerful muscularity in the harsh winter environment.

Of course, with such a loud boisterous car tearing up an otherwise scenic resort destination, this car caught the attention of tons of skiers and vacationers, even if it was finished in an ice-cool Bianco Phanes paint scheme with Grigio Telesto and carbon fibre accents.

If you happen to be a future owner and want something even more flashy, fret not! The Huracán Sterrato is offered in 350 external colours and more than 60 interior leather and Alcantara options through the Lamborghini Ad Personam personalization program, so you don’t have to worry. Unless, you wanted one in a revolting colour, but to each their own.

Production of the 1,499 units of the Huracán Sterrato starts this month, with deliveries commencing later this summer. At least, the snow will be gone by then.