The Geneva Motor Show provides a platform for various Supercar launches at the start of every year, and we have seen a bunch of them coming in this year too. And mind you, these are not just mere Supercars, but all sorts of Hypercars and Megacars, like the Bugatti Chiron, Pagani Huayra BC, Koenigsegg Regera and the Aston Martin DB11. But for Lamborghini, this year’s show will be like an end of something significant. This year at the Geneva Motor Show, it will be the last time Stephan Winkelmann will introduce and launch a car. The Centenario LP770-4 will be the the last feather in the hat for Winkelmann at Lamborghini. The Centenario is the wildest beast that has ever come out of the Bull’s stable, and all 40 models – 20 Coupes and 20 Roadsters have been whisked away to the few lucky Gazzillionares’ private islands. You might hardly ever see one in the flesh rushing around!
But wait, there is more! Something that is again a limited production run machine – It’s the Huracan Avio.
Now this, my dear friends, is truly a special car. The Huracan Avio is what I like to call – The best CSR programme in the corporate world. Yes, it’s a tribute to Lamborghini associates and links up to the Italian Air Force! We have seen this happening, when Lamborghini had previously made bespoke Gallardo and Huracan as the police pursuit vehicles for the Italian Police.
Talk about giving back to the nation!
The Avio is certainly not a bolder car in terms of performance. It carries the Huracan’s standard 5.2-litre V10, which, mind you, is still potent enough to launch you from 0-100 kmph under a mere 3.2 secs. This engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch and is capable of banging up 610 horses, while achieving a top speed of 325 kmph. Pretty much worthy to be associated with the Air Force!
Where the Huracan Avio is really bold, is that it has been denied more power in a trade off for stripes, badges and most importantly – Heritage. An interesting, but a rewarding move from the Italian manufacturer. The result is a colour range entirely named after coats of arms in the Italian Air Force Academy – Grigio Falco, Grigio Nibbio, Grigio Vulcano, Verde Turbine and the colour you see here in the gallery, Ble Grifo. The standard car will come in Grigio Falco. All come with matte stripes in contrasting white or grey. To complement the body color, the white or grey accents also appear on the front spoiler lip and the door side-skirt. Door panels feature the logo “L63,” with the “L” representing Lamborghini and the “63” representing the year the company was born. In between the letter and the number is a tricolor cockade, a symbol used to distinguish nationality in the world of aeronautics. Neatly done, we must say! The interior remains mostly the same with the exception of special Alcantara material that is laser-engraved in a hexagonal motif. Nothing too eccentric!
All in all, the Huracan Avio is a great tribute and a brilliant way to keep a slice of history in your garage. And you will be able to keep it more easily in your garage than the $2-million Centenario, with the Huracan Avio’s prices in Europe being disclosed at €200,000. Also, unlike the 40 pre-sold Centenarios, availability will not be such a huge concern for the 250 models of this limited edition Huracan.
Already thinking of getting your hands on this one? It will be available around the advent of this summer at dealerships. In the meantime, you can head over to Geneva, and catch a glimpse of this beaut on display!
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