Two years after the original Gallardo was introduced in 2003 Lamborghini revealed the Gallardo SE in 2005, the Special Edition version that was limited to 250 units ... fast forward to 2016 and the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Avio is introduced at the Geneva Auto Show ... a limited edition on the current V10 model that will also be built only 250 times.
In fact we already published information on a special version of the Huracán being the Avio after we heard a customer ordering such a car in the UK and seeing a cockade with the word Avio being trademarked by Automobili Lamborghini SpA ... we learned it would be a very limited edition but nothing about style or finish was available ... until March 1. 2016 when Stephan Winkelmann unveiled the car in Geneva, Switzerland.
Turned out our idea of a Huracán Avio being related to aviation of some kind was right, this limited edition takes inspiration from fighter jets, hence the tricolor cockade and L63 script on the side of the car and on the seats ... L for Lamborghini and 63 for 1963, the year Automobili Lamborghini SpA was founded by the late Ferruccio Lamborghini, whose 100th birthday was celebrated with the Centenario that was shown at the same time in Geneva.
As standard fitment the Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Avio can be ordered in five special shades, Blu Grifo (matte blue), Grigio Falco (glossy dark grey), Grigio Nibbio (matte light grey), Grigio Vulcano (matte grey) and the very special Verde Turbine (matte green) ... all of these shades can be ordered with either a white livery, a grey livery or a really nice orange livery ... all shades are inspired by courses found in the Italian air force academy.
Just in case you're not a fan of these 5 standard shades you can always opt for the Ad Personam program and select just about any shade possible to match the special Avio interior that comes in a combination of black leather and Alcantara with contrasting stitching ... white on the Blu Grifo car shown in Geneva that featured the matching white livery.
Note that the center section of the seats, the central console, the knee protection pads and part of the door panel show a stunning hexagon pattern that has been engraved into the material by laser ... a first at Lamborghini, while the L63 and tricolor cockade are embroidered by hand on the side bolster of the seats and a special plate shows the limited edition 1 of 250 nature under the small window behind the driver.
The Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Avio will come standard with a host of items that are optional on the regular Huracán, like the front lifting system, cruise control and in some markets even the GPS navigation system, making the special paint options and bespoke interior treatment almost free of charge when compared to the regular production LP610-4.
The first Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Avio should be arriving in the showroom in a few months already ... can't wait to see that matte green in real life.
The official press release from Automobili Lamborghini SpA on Huracán LP610-4 Avio