Behind the scene

of the Lamborghini Air Show at Valencia

There was a double show in Valencia on the occasion of the World Final of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo: from the emotions on track with over 50 Huracáns at the start of the 2016 edition, to the pure adrenaline of the Lamborghini Air Show.

The spotlight was not only on the protagonists of the one-make series for the cars of Sant’Agata Bolognese, but also on the spectacular evolutions of the Zivko Edge 540 in the Lamborghini livery, the same aircraft model used in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship.

The airplane was controlled by the 36-year-old Dario Costa, professional acrobatic pilot from Bologna, who was Italian champion in the Unlimited category in 2015 and 2010 vice Spotsman champion. For once, the roar of the 6-cylinder and 8000 cc boxer engine of one of the most spectacular competition airplanes in the world created a “concert” with that of the engine (5204cc and 620 HP) of the Huracán Super Trofeo, “the only car in the world – as Costa described it – that really resembles an airplane”.

Many are the similarities: the aerodynamics, the cockpit with the various switches, even the ergonomics and the seat position. If we add that the Zivko Edge is able to offer to the pilot extraordinary sensations (12G was the maximum stress recorded during the evolutions in Valencia, with an entrance into the race circuit at a speed of 400 km/h), very close to those offered by the Lamborghini race cars of the different continental series, the comparison fits precisely.

The common denominator between car and airplane is the emotion: that offered on track by the Huracán Super Trofeos over the weekend and that of the acrobatic feats of the Lamborghini Air Show, such as the Knife Edge Spin and the Tumble or the spectacular Tail Slide. Stuff for real connoisseurs and not only for them….