Lamborghini's Huracán LP610-4 Avio is inspired by fighter jets

Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Avio
The Centenario supercar may have gotten most of the attention, but Lamborghini also used the 2016 Geneva Motor Show to unveil a special edition of its “entry-level” Huracán.

Seemingly taking a page from Saab, Lamborghini says the Huracán LP610-4 Avio was inspired by fighter jets. The Huracán looks more like a fighter jet than most other cars on the road, admittedly, and the Avio’s limited production run of 250 units should attract the attention of collectors.

Most of the changes are cosmetic. An offset double stripe runs along the roof and down the front, and there are five new colors exclusive to this model, including Blu Grifo, Grigio Nibbio, Grigio Vulcano, and Verde Turbine. The names come from the coat of arms representing courses at the Italian Air Force Academy, Lamborghini says. A special logo on the doors including the letter “L” for Lamborghini, 63 for the year of the company’s founding, and an Italian tricolor identifies the special edition.

The interior is blacked out, with Alcantara trim featuring a laser-engraved hexagonal motif, to match the Huracán’s hexagon-themed exterior and interior styling. The L63 logo appears again here, and a plate on the driver’s side window announces the car’s special nature. One theme-relevant feature that carries over from the stock Huracán is the engine start button, which is under a flip cover like the weapons switches on military aircraft.

This born-from-jets Lamborghini is mechanically identical to the stock Huracán LP610-4. Behind the seats sits a 52-liter V10, producing 602 horsepower and 412 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Lamborghini quotes a 0-62 mph time of 3.2 seconds, and a top speed of over 202 mph.

The Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Avio hits showrooms this summer. With only 250 cars available, it should attract plenty of attention. At least, until the next Lamborghini special edition comes along.

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