Lamborghini lets fly with aviation-themed limited edition Huracán
The Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Avio. (© Lamborghini)
Published Thursday, March 3, 2016 7:28AM EST
There's good news for anyone that missed out on owning one of the 40 limited edition Lamborghini Centenario supercars unveiled at this year's Geneva Motor Show because the Italian supercar company has just unveiled a second special edition, the Huracán LP 610-4 Avio.
Although based on the existing V10-powered four-wheel-drive Huracán, the new car, which will be strictly limited to a much more generous 250 examples, is significantly different in terms of the cabin at least.
Inspired by fighter jets, a design touchstone that has guided the brand for many years in terms of aerodynamics and construction, the new model has a completely reworked interior. It features digital gauges in the main binnacle and a number of controls moved to the center console. The idea is that the interior feels like a fighter plane's cockpit. It even has a huge red starter button.
As well as a different layout, the Avio has a host of premium (for Lamborghini) features as standard such as GPS and cruise control and, crucially, a lift system for raising the car's nose sufficiently for clearing speed bumps or kerbstones.
The cabin is dressed in black leather and laser-engraved black Alcantara with contrasting white stitching. The car's name has been hand embroidered into the sides of both seats and the final bespoke touch is a hand-enamelled plate on the driver's side window.
Outside, the car sets itself apart form other Lamborghinis via a special set of stripes and badges unique to the model plus a choice of five paint finishes that have been created specifically for this car, four of which are matte, again a nod to fighter planes and stealth bombers.
Sitting between the driver and the taillights under layers of aluminum and carbon fiber is the same 5.2-liter V10 engine that powers the standard Huracán.
Lamborghini has decided not to alter its output which means this car will offer the same 610hp sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch paddle-shift transmission, resulting in the same 0-100km/h time (3.2 seconds) and the same 325+km/h top speed.
The first Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Avios will roll out of the company's Sant'Agata production facility this summer.