Car companies collaborating with tire manufacturers to create model-specific bespoke tires is nothing new; however, developing tires for the first-ever all-terrain Lamborghini supercar, the Huracan Sterrato, needed to address a complex set of engineering requirements. The Italian marque partnered with Bridgestone to come up with a specifically designed OEM tire for the new off-road Huracan. Called the Dueler AT002, it’s the only all-terrain tire that can also handle supercar levels of performance, both on and off the road. “We’ve created a tire that is just as capable at high speeds on asphalt as it is when driving off-road, providing high-speed stability and off-road capability, rising to meet a completely different set of challenges on mud, gravel, and demanding terrains,” said Bridgestone’s VP of Consumer Replacement, Steven De Bock.
The Dueler AT002 that will come fitted to the Huracan Sterrato from the factory is the world’s first all-terrain to feature Run-Flat Technology (RFT). Bridgestone claims the Dueler AT002 can be driven for 50 miles at 50mph with 0 bar pressure, which is pretty impressive. It uses a new tire compound and tread pattern engineered to maximize high-speed grip on dirt and tarmac, while the shoulder of the tire is designed to give additional grip in deep gravel and mud. In addition to the Dueler AT002, Bridgestone is also developing a winter tire option for the Sterrato called the Blizzak LM005. The Huracan Sterrato uses a staggered wheel setup, with wider rear tires.
Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato
Lamborghini decided to bid farewell to the Huracan by building the company’s first-ever all-terrain supercar. Interestingly, the Huracan Sterrato debuted just a few weeks after the Porsche 911 Dakar was unveiled. The off-road-focused Huracan comes factory-fitted with black fenders, LED driving lights, chunky all-terrain tires, and roof rails. It still features the glorious 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10, which has been detuned to produce 602hp and 417 lb-ft of torque. The top speed is also capped at 162mph. Lamborghini will only build 1499 examples of the Sterrato before bringing an end to the Huracan line.