Lamborghini takes the Huracán Sterrato off piste


Could this be the best day ever for a test driver? Watch how Lamborghini put the off-road-capable Huracán Sterrato through its paces at the Bianco Phanes ski resort in the Italian Alps, to assess its performance on snow and ice. The Sterrato version of the four-wheel drive Huracán (with production limited to 1,499 cars) has a raised ride height, adapted electronics and other features to enable driving in moderate off-road conditions, such as the low-grip surfaces of a winter destination.

The revised LDVI system (Lamborghini Integrated Vehicle Dynamics) of the Huracán Sterrato has Strada and Sport drive settings specifically calibrated for the road, and a new Rally mode optimised for dirt and loose surfaces including snow. Lamborghini says the car’s wider track and increased ride height compared to the road model made short shrift of the snowy conditions, and its Bridgestone Dueler AT002 run-flat tyres, specially-adapted for the all-terrain Huracán and rated for its top speed of 260km/h (161.5mph), enabled the 610CV performance to be exploited on low-grip surfaces. An occasional slip is inevitable, but the Sterrato’s aluminium front underbody, reinforced sills and rear diffuser, and enhanced wheel arches, help protect the car from minor damage.

The Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato’s tyres and bodywork help it tackle off-tarmac conditions

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