Video: 2023 Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato teased


Lamborghini has previewed its last pure petrol-powered car – and it’s a dirt road-ready version of the junior Huracan V10 supercar.

Alex Misoyannis

The 2023 Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato has been teased, ahead of its official reveal due before the end of this year.

Previewed by a concept in 2018, the production Huracan Sterrato – which translates to ‘unpaved’ in Italian – diverges from the usual Lamborghini supercar formula, with a higher ride height, wheel arch flares, and off-road cladding.

More significant is that it will be Lamborghini’s last new model without hybrid or electric power, as the replacements for the current Huracan and larger Aventador due from 2023 will be plug-in hybrids – ahead of the brand’s first electric car due after 2025.

New teaser images shared by Lamborghini show the production Sterrato will look all but identical to the 2018 concept.

Differences are limited to a tweaked front fascia, a new alloy wheel design and no more roof-mounted light bar, as well as a restyled rear end in line with the styling of road-going, post-facelift Huracan variants.

Upgrades common with the show car include black plastic wheel-arch extensions, an increased ride height, roof-mounted air intake, higher-profile dirt-ready tyres, roof racks, skid plates, and a new front fascia with revised air intakes and a pair of LED driving lights.

The camouflaged photos appear to align with a leaked image from early April, showing the design of the Sterrato without any disguise.

Interior differences are hard to make out in the attached teaser video (below), however a tweaked steering wheel or new material finishes may feature

The teaser video confirms the Huracan Sterrato will retain the rest of the range’s 5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 – likely the last application of this engine, as the Huracan’s successor is rumoured to use a turbocharged V8 and plug-in hybrid system.

Outputs in the road-biased Huracan Evo variant are rated at 470kW and 600Nm. Whether the Sterrato will differ from these remains to be seen.

The 2023 Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato is slated to be unveiled before the end of this year, company CEO Stephan Winkelmann told Drive earlier this year.

“The second [Huracan variant] will [debut] at the end of the year. I cannot tell you more than what was already leaked with photos,” Winkelmann said in April.

“This is something which we are preparing since a couple of years [hinting at the 2018 show car], so I’m very keen to see this coming, and I think that Lamborghini is the only brand [among] our competitors which is able to do, or will be able to do a car like this,” he added, hinting at Porsche’s upcoming 911 ‘Dakar’ high-rider.

Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed for Drive in 2018, before joining CarAdvice in 2019, becoming a regular contributing journalist within the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flicking through car magazines as a young age, to growing up around performance vehicles in a car-loving family.

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