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.
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.
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).
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.
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).