When Ferruccio Lamborghini shared his vision for a vehicle that could compete with Ferrari, many dismissed him. Although like persistence often does, it sees creative and risky endeavors through today’s rejection to a time when they are more appreciated. The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Avio, on display at the 86th annual Geneva International Motor Show, is one such example.
Aviator At Heart
Lamborghini has always taken inspiration from powerful fighter jets, from which it has perpetuated technological, aerodynamic, and ergonomic advancements. From the digital instrument clusters, to cockpit console designs, to the red “start” button, a Lamborghini is as close as you can get to flying without leaving the ground.
The new Huracán Avio is no exception.
The Avio has all the technical specifications one would expect from the Huracán: a naturally aspirated 5.2 liter, V10 with 610 horsepower, 7-speed double clutch transmission, aluminum and carbon fiber combo chassis, and an impeccable power-to-weight ratio (5 pounds per 1 horsepower).
0 to 62 is clocked at 3.2 seconds with a top speed of over 200 mph!
Part of the Avio’s signature comes through with interior and exterior finishes. A white or grey double stripe runs through the body while the door panels signify the special Avio version with an L63 logo; meaning “L” for Lamborghini and “63” for the year the company was founded. Typical to its aviation roots, the color names are taken from the coats-of-arms representing courses at the Italian Air Force Academy.
The interior balances black leather with a special Alcantara material. It covers the main section of the seat, the armrest, the knee support, and part of the door panel. The L63 logo appears a second time, embroidered by hand onto the seats.
The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Avio is scheduled for showrooms this summer. Admire it all you want but if you’re looking to get your hands on one, better keep your finger on the button – only 250 are expected to be produced.
What do you think of the new Avio?
*Carl Anthony is Managing Editor of Automoblog and resides in Detroit, Michigan.