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$317K Huracan Sterrato Owner Rates His Car's Off-Road Jumping Ability, Gives It a 10/10

Six decades ago, Ferruccio Lamborghini opened the gates of hell and unleashed the Nemesis of the Prancing Horse in the form of the Raging Bull (massive and subtle bloody corrida reference). He probably didn’t think that one day his tractor-hearted luxury gran touring gems would go be taken back to their agricultural roots.
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Photo: YouTube/Mark McCann
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Not in the sense that Sant’Agata Bolognese has a revolutionary farming vehicle in the wraps or anything like that, but an unusual drive test in the company’s off-road supercar. In case there’s a bit of uncertainty still left in the atmosphere, the Huracan Sterrato is the main character of this “please don’t do it, but we’re excited you did it” experiment with a quarter-million pounds sterling Lamborghini (over $317,000 as of August 2023).

The mad scientist behind this thrashing session is a popular YouTuber with a knack for Lamborghini-centered battering. Mark McCann is the gearhead that pleaded guilty as charged on this video-documented accusation, yet he got away with it (again).

Whatever people do with their money is strictly their business, but sometimes it hurts a little when we witness some of the crazy stuff the internet has to offer. Well, Mark doesn’t fall into that category. Instead, he focuses on putting his cars to tests the manufacturer probably didn’t think of without actively trying to destroy the vehicle.

Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato belives is can fly
Photo: YouTube/Mark McCann
This time, things are pretty straightforward: take the supercar, do whatever Lamborghini does with it – or claims it can be done – and see if it lives up to its bull emblem. We’ve all seen the videos made by Lamborghini to appraise the two-seater off-roading missile, and they all showcase impressive ground-pawing sessions.

Nothing unfamiliar to Mr. McCann, who did that with regular Lambos, so the Sterrato would perfectly fit his bill. However, the carmaker's promotional videos do not advertise fording a depth of water in England. However, the car has an air-grabbing inlet on the roof at its highest possible point. This is how the beefed-up supercar can brave the challenge, part the waters and get on the other side safely.

As standard, the 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10 uses fresh air to send the 602 hp (610 PS) to all four wheels. However, the elevated air inlet is positioned to suck in dust-free air, not for crossing rivers, lakes, or surviving floods. But it works fine nonetheless.

Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato belives is can fly
Photo: YouTube/Mark McCann
Having owned eight Huracans before the Sterrato – yes, Mark McCann is a Lamborghini addict of professional proportions – helps in understanding the car, knowing its tricks and limits. That’s probably how the vlogger scored a better 0-60mph time in the “rally supercar” than the maker.

3.1 seconds (on a paved road) is three-tenths faster than Lamborghini’s official claims. But the best part is something the Italian manufacturer has never endorsed, suggested, encouraged, or even hinted at: jumps.

Now, rally cars are famous for their natural ability to cover long distances at scary-high speeds without touching the ground. But that’s during rally stages, with professional drivers behind the wheel, on a closed circuit (sometimes in the middle of a forest, in the dead of winter).

Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato belives is can fly
Photo: YouTube/Mark McCann
On the other hand, Mark McCann decided to take to the air in his personal Sterrato, using his backyard as a playground (something he’s done before with his other cars). Easier said than done, with a 1.5-ton car designed to stay on the ground.

The notion of “off-road” should probably have a definition review because lifting the wheels in the air using nothing but physics (namely, speed and an inclined plane) certainly qualifies – from a grammatical standpoint. Not so much from a liability perspective since Lamborghini’s warranty doesn’t cover this type of athleticism.

So, there’s a straightforward solution: do the jump but don’t wreck the car. Granted, the Sterrato sits 1.8 inches (44 millimeters) taller than its Huracan siblings and has reinforcements here and there specifically for sessions of ruffian abuse, but still.

Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato belives is can fly
Photo: YouTube/Mark McCann
Doing donuts in the dirt or sending it on the grass is one thing, but jumping in a car that wasn’t destined for this antics is another. The fat tires and rugged suspension are hardcore, but the Sterrato is no Mammoth TRX. High-speed jumps are not its specialty (to be honest, the high-speed part is 160 mph/260 kph).

But all is fair in love and war, and the love for cars can sometimes mean war with the rest of the world. After all, where would one expect to find perfectly flat fields to play with their brand-new off-road supercar? Bumps and anthills will eventually get in the way, and the Sterrato better be able to cope with small jumps.

And, as it turns out, the Italian car does that (but if you want to try this at home, read the terms and conditions first. Then do it at your own risk, or don’t call Lamborghini afterward if the off-roader suddenly refuses to drive on its power after a crash landing).

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About the author: Razvan Calin
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After nearly two decades in news television, Răzvan turned to a different medium. He’s been a field journalist, a TV producer, and a seafarer but found that he feels right at home among petrolheads.
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