Watch The Lamborghini Sterrato and Huracan STO Thrash The Nurburgring (And Its Landscaping)
One of Lamborghini’s ultimate road-attacking supercars takes on the new all-terrain Huracan Sterrato around the iconic track
The Lamborghini Huracan is the Italian carmaker’s most successful model to date. The model debuted in 2014, and since then we have seen many incarnations of it. Eight years later, it’s safe to say the Huracan has a version for just about anybody, now that the all-terrain Huracan Sterrato has debuted. With that said, Lamborghini arranged for two of the most recent and hottest versions of the raging bull to meet on the most challenging racetrack – Nürburgring’s Nordschleife. What followed was an epic footage of the STO and Sterrato having a showdown on (and on the outskirts) of the Green Hell.
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Two Very Different Takes On The Same Car
Of course, both the STO and Sterrato are based on the Huracan. As you would expect, the 5.2-liter, naturally-aspirated, 90-degree, V-10 engine is at the heart of both models. However, the track-focused STO boasts an output of 640 horsepower (470 kilowatts) at 8,000 RPM and 432 pound-feet (586 Nm) at 6,500 RPM while the all-terrain Sterrato boasts 610 horsepower (449 kilowatts) at 8,000 RPM and 413 pound-feet (560 Nm) at 6,500 RPM. The seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic is standard on both Huracan models.
It’s clear that both cars have been developed for very different applications. On one hand, the Huracan STO is an uncompromising, rear-wheel-drive, track weapon with its focus on the best possible power-to-weight ratio and downforce. Conversely, the Hurracan Sterrato is built with all-terrain capabilities in mind. It sits 1.85 inches (47 mm) higher than the standard Huracan. There are also 1.2-inch (300mm) wheel arch extensions to accommodate for the beefier wheels, long-travel suspension, and appropriate protection for the underside of the car. At 3,527 pounds (1,600 kg), the Sterrato is significantly heavier than the 2,952-pound (1,339 kg) Super Trofeo Omologato.
All-Terrain Capabilities Versus Track Prowess
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an action shot of 2020 Lamborghini Huracan STO vs 2023 Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato at Nürburgring Nordschleife
The Huracan, in any form, is a capable package. What the video shows is that while the track-focused Huracan STO tackles each corner and the distance between them, at great pace, the Sterrato can just plow through the grass sections and make up for the extra weight and fewer horsepower. As with all tandem driving sequences, the choreography is what most impresses. The two cars (and their drivers) are in perfect rhythm while the two high-performance machines are engaged in a duel for performance supremacy.