When Lamborghini revealed the Huracán Sterrato concept back in June of 2019 I wasn't too sure if that was a joke or not, they took a V10 supercar and raised the suspension for more ground clearance to end up with a Huracán that could go off-road... what's the point?
But it turned out they weren't kidding, and in late November 2022 the official press release was published with the final production specs for the Huracán Sterrato, a car we know as a low supercar on high-performance tires, that now boasted a larger ground clearance, plastic fender extensions to protect the paint, and even 'skid plates' to protect the front bumpers, the side sills, and the rear diffuser ... it's almost a Paris-Dakar rally car now, Lamborghini even fitted a functional roof scoop to avoid having rock chips entering the lower air intakes and damaging something.
A nice detail was the fact that the Huracán Sterrato was developed using a very early Huracán prototype, chassis 53 to be exact, and thanks to the wheel arch extensions Lamborghini could increase the track both at the front and the rear, allowing the fitment of higher-wall tires capable of driving on loose dirt.
Also note the addition of driving lights specifically designed for the Lamborghini Sterrato, two high-power LED units on top of the front bumper, while an additional option is a wider LED lightbar fitted to the longitudinally mounted roof rack bars, you can even opt for a luggage rack on the roof that can hold a spare tire ... this is a survival Huracán now.
Production of customer cars for the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato began in February 2023, and depending on options, the first cars have already been delivered at the time of writing in August 2023, together with the Huracán Tecnica, the Sterrato is the last of the NA V10 Lamborghini to be built, production of the entire Huracán is sold out as we'll be seeing the successor to be unveiled next year with deliveries in 2025 most likely, and the Sterrato production has been limited to 1,499 units only.
As usual, MR is the first to create a 1/18 scale model for the Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato, and as expected I went for the launch spec in Verde Gea, the same shade as we've seen on the Lamborghini Sian, in this specific shade MR is set to make just 99 units, mine is nr 23/99 by the way.
This model is as expected from MR, it is a sealed resin model, and it is really close to the real car Lamborghini revealed in 2022, so I'm quite happy with it, the color looks great, all the details are present, and even the interior looks very nice with the Sterrato script on the side bolster of the seats, and the roll-over cage that's also an option of the real car.
I don't really see AUTOart or many other builders releasing this rather unconventional version of the Lamborghini Huracán, so I have no regrets about adding the MR-made one to my collection.
Originally released in July 2023.
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