In June 2019, the Sterrato made its debut as a concept. It had a 1.85-inch (47 millimetre) higher ride height compared to stock. Additionally, Lamborghini increased the track width at the front and rear by 1.18 inches (30 millimetres). The company added a rear skid plate, underbody reinforcements, and rear-wheel steering. On the roof and nose were light bars.
Coincidentally, the Porsche 911 Dakar and the production Sterrato both launch around the same time. Both models take a current performance car and modify them for off-road use. In comparison to stock, the model is 3.2 inches (81.3 millimetres) taller. A 3.0-liter flat-six engine with twin turbochargers and 473 horsepower provides power (353 kilowatts). With a starting price of $223,450, the Porsche is quite expensive.
The engineers undoubtedly got it right. The S1 Hoonitron can deliver either the front or rear motors with its 671 horsepower (500 kW) and 472 pound-feet (640 Newton-meters) of torque. The S1 Hoonitron can reach insane wheel speeds for severely damaging tyres, clocking 125 mph, as was shown during Block’s Electrikhana drive in Las Vegas due to the instant-on torque and lack of a gearbox.
According to Block in the video, this is by far the most technologically sophisticated drift car I have ever driven. That says something about Audi’s effort for the S1 Hoonitron considering his previous vehicles included the all-wheel-drive Hoonicorn Mustang with 1,400 horsepower and the Ford Hoonitruck with a twin-turbocharged Ford GT racing engine.