There’s a strange new trend starting to appear from the world’s top supercar manufacturers, off-road capable supercars. Now that’s a thought that every guy has had at some point, and with some cool special editions and private builds it does make sense. To a degree. Lamborghini recently revealed the new Huracán Sterrato, which is basically a Huracán that’s been modded and tweaked in all the right places so that it's at home off the beaten path. It’s an interesting-looking thing, we’re used to seeing this body shape hugging the floor, so raised up on all-terrain tyres with extra body cladding is just cool. To make it even cooler, the thing still makes use of Lamborghini’s legendary 5.2-litre V10 and that means it has a power output of 449 kW with a torque rating of 560 Nm. All good and well then, except for the fact that Lamborghini already makes a car perfectly suited to the task, the Urus. In Performante-spec, the Italian SUV features a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 with 490 kW of power and 850 Nm of torque. Truly does boggle the mind, but a company like Lamborghini wouldn’t create a beast like the Sterrato if there wasn’t a defined market for it. Unless they were relying on dumb luck and hoping the likes of the world’s automotive YouTubers would snap them up just to have the latest new gadget. It took the Italian automaker a while to bring out the Urus, and it’s been very successful so far. On the German front, Porsche identified the worldwide trend of people opting for SUVs over sedans way back in 2002 when the Cayenne SUV was released, so this world-renowned automaker also has something that can comfortably cruise down gravel roads.
Take a look at the YouTube video that does a great job of showing just how much fun pointless cars can be in this matchup with Lamborghini's off-road creation, the Sterrato, and Porsche's 911 Dakar in a straight-up drag race. You can always count on Mat Watson to get hold of the good stuff to answer weird motoring questions for us: Off-road Lambo v Off-road Porsche: DRAG RACE | Carwow
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