Here’s a fact for you: no car is faster than its headlights. The science is simple. It doesn’t matter how fast your car is, if you’ve got a pair of tealights guiding you, you’re not going to be travelling very quickly as you can’t see where you’re going. Unless you’re especially brave/stupid or have some military spec-night vision goggles in your glovebox, that is. If you do have the latter, you may want to delete your internet history. When the sun goes to bed and day turns to night, there is a way to brighten up the world: lightbars.
We love a good lightbar here at Top Gear. So we were delighted to see that Lamborghini has peppered its potty new off-road Huracán ‘Sterrato’ with a big lightbar and two LED spots. Excuse us while we doff our caps.
The Sterrato is what happens when you want to ramp up the madness of the Huracán. It’s an off-road supercar with the well-known sonorous 5.2-litre, naturally aspirated V10, jacked up suspension, protective bodywork and lightbars. Given it’s got 630bhp, you can probably go chuffing quickly in the dark in this thing because of said lightbars.
But this excellent addition to Lambo’s lineup has got us up for an adventure. And reminded us of some other spectacular cars that wear LED tiaras to light up the night. So click on and tell us your favourite below.