Although i’m not fond of niche segments like crossover SUVs and all-road sedans, when it comes to crazy ideas and niche markets, Lamborghini takes the cake. Rumors of a Lamborghini Huracan Off-Road vehicle are circulating the internet, and i’m not sure how that makes me feel.
On one hand, it’s an interesting project. Seeing what the end result looks like is fun, but as far as actual production goes, i’m sure you’ll all agree it would be a disaster. Some things are better left untouched. If you want an off-roader you buy an SUV, and not a two-seater super car.
As crazy as this sounds, the idea isn’t bespoke to Lamborghini. A few years back Audi unveiled the Nanuk Concept. In essence, it was an Audi R8 with a different fascia, a 70mm increase in ride height from the adjustable suspension, and the V10 diesel from the Q7.
Maybe off-roader isn’t the correct term I should be using, since Audi themselves claimed the car still wouldn’t be able to do everything an SUV can. The driving force behind it was that it could be used for bumpy and uneven roads where a normal super car would struggle. But therein lies the dilemma.
Who buys a super car for anything but good roads? Doesn’t that completely ruin the point of an enjoyable, involving car? It would be neither a genuine super car nor an off-road vehicle, just something that can do a bit of both.
The Italian manufacturer will probably tease a couple of pictures before they officially unveil the Lamborghini Huracan Off-Road vehicle, but that could be weeks or months from now. Although it probably won’t have a diesel engine, instead using the familiar 5.2-liter V10, you can expect to find height-adjustable suspension and some beefier tires.
I still struggle to see how you can mix an SUV and a super car, but maybe this new ‘car’ from Lamborghini will convince me otherwise. What are your thoughts on Lamborghini modifying a Huracan for off-roading purposes? Let us know down in the comments.