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Lamborghini’s Air Force-Inspired Huracán LP 610-4 Avio

Lamborghini’s Air Force-Inspired Huracán LP 610-4 Avio

“You are not a driver. You’re a pilot.” That’s how Lamborghini describes its latest special edition model, the Huracán LP 610-4 Avio which debuted this week at the Geneva Motor Show.  

Lamborghini says it will only build 250 of the special edition Huracán’s – a sleek supercar inspired by aviation. Or more specifically, the Italian Air Force Academy. It’s about stripes and plaques and its entire color range is named after courses at the Academy: Blu Grifo, Grigio Falco, Grigio Nibbio, Grigio Vulcano, and Verde Turbine. (In English, that means blue, dark grey, silver, light grey, and forest green.)

Colors aside there are fancy aviation design touches from nose to tail. They include a double go-faster stripe down the center right, side mirrors, bottom sill edge, grille lip, and air vents. The side doors feature the L63 logo for Lamborghini and the year the company was founded. They’re separated by the symbol used to show nationality in aeronautics.

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Inside, the cockpit’s special touches include alternating black leather with black Alcantara, laser-engraved with a hexagonal motif. White stitching contrasts the black upholstery to round out the look. The L63 logo is hand embroidered into the sides of the seats. The driver’s side window gets a special a hand-enameled plate to show off the special edition model.

Lamborghini says fighter jets have always played a role in its designs, in terms of aerodynamics, ergonomics, and style. These jet touches are found in current lineup with the digital instrument clusters, center console cockpit-like controls, red engine ‘start’ button, tight exterior lines, and matt exterior finishes.

As for power, the Avio remains true to the Huracán, which is fine by us. It gets the same aspirated 5.2-liter V10 that delivers 610-horsepower. It’s mated to a 7-speed gearbox with double clutch and it’s built of a hybrid chassis made of both aluminum and carbon fiber.

The Huracán LP 610-4 Avio goes on sale this summer.

Photo Credit: Lamborghini