I bought a new Lamborghini Gallardo in 2004. Or almost new, with a few hundred miles on the clock. The front end was low, I didn’t have the optional front end jacking device that gave you an inch and a half of additional clearance when you hit a switch. Like all other exotic car owners of the time, I often worried about scraping the front end. It happened. Again and again. The car was low, city streets unfriendly, and I simply got used to the occasional crunch.
Now with their latest creation, the Sterrato, Lamborghini has come up with a car that encourages the bumps, scrapes and crunches on roads that supercars dread, and no one in their right mind would head for, in any other supercar. Except for the equally wonderful Porsche Dakar.
Adding a little ground clearance and lots of off-road special parts, turns the Sterrato into something very different than what the factory usually produces. Drifting on gravel roads, playing rally driver, it’s hard to imagine having more fun in a car than this, and like always, the marvelous V10 is makes a sound that are going to encourage you to hit the gas pedal as often as often as your skill and prudence dictates.
You are missing the point entirely if you ask about the 0-60 (3.5 seconds) or top end (165MPH) of the Sterrato. The better question is what would my car look like and Lamborghini invites you to spec yours, posting a handy CONFIGURATOR at their website.
The new Lamborghini Sterrato reminds me of being a kid again. The wonders of laughing through sideways slides, throwing up rooster tails of dust, I’m hard pressed to imagine a more fun time in a car. Scraping sounds to be expected.
Price around $300,000