A few days ago Automobili Lamborghini SpA has trademarked a logo showing the Italian Tricolore circle next to the word AVIO which translates into English as Aviation … a link that has been going on for a while now between various Lamborghini models.
Remember the photos of the Reventon next to Italian fighter jets and the fact the styling for the Aventador was influenced by the F22 Raptor jet … naturally the promo film for the Egoista made the transition from fighter plane to single seat car a reality … so aviation has been playing a role in earlier Raging Bull.
Add to this a post on the Lamborghini-Talk forum about a customer in the United Kingdom buying one of only two Huracan Avio available in that country and the link between the trademark registration and a limited edition Huracan model is quickly made.
According to this customer the Lamborghini Huracan Avio will be a limited edition to be unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show, remember that is also the worldwide premiere for the Lamborghini Centenario LP770-4 … the car to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the late Ferruccio Lamborghini, the founder of Automobili Lamborghini SpA back in 1963.
So will Lamborghini come up with two ‘Special Edition’ models at the Geneva show in a few weeks ? If we believe the word online they will, apparently the Huracan Avio will be limited to 250 units (remember the Gallardo SE back in 2005) for the world, and only 2 would be available for the UK market.
There is no mention of price nor any specifications or design clues … but if the Huracan Avio becomes a reality it will most likely be available with a number of bespoke standard features and have a limited color palette to choose from … however I’m almost certain a Verde, a Bianco and a Blu shade will be available.
We’ll have to wait until early March 2016 to see if this rumor is true … will we have both the Centenario LP770-4 and the Huracan Avio on display in Geneva?