Lamborghini Reveals the Secret Behind the Huracan Sterrato Opera Unica's Special Paint

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Lamborghini unveiled the Huracan Sterrato Opera Unica, and everyone stared at the special body paint the supercar came with. Now the Italian carmaker comes up with the secret beyond the paintwork.
There is a new Lamborghini in town and it sparked interest from the very first moment with a look like no other. The body of the supercar seemed very much wrapped in camouflage, like that of a pre-production version testing. But it was not. It was actually a unique triple-layer crystal-effect paint. The Ad Personal customization division specifically developed it for the on-off Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato Opera Unica.

Lamborghini invited art historian James Fox to Sardinia, famous for its crystal clear waters and blues skies, which inspired the paint on the new car. His insights show up in the exclusive new film 'Beyond Colour - No Color Is More Mysterious Than Blue.'

The 41-year old is currently Director of Studies in History of Art at Emanuel College, Cambridge, having graduated from the institution himself in 2022. With scholarships at Harvard and Yale, he has presented 12 documentaries on art and culture for BBC and CNN. His latest book, ‘The World According to Colour: A Cultural History,’ got published in 2021.

Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato Opera Unica
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He claims that color is a creation of our brains, of the primal visual cortex. "Color is the fastest thing in the world, because it’s transported by the speed of light," he explains.

The Opera Unica Huracan Sterrato comes with all the drama of a higher-than-your-usual-Lambo-ride combined with the abilities of a supercar, all enhanced by three different tones of blue: Blu Amnis, Blu Grifo, and Blu Fedra. Meanwhile, the seats, door panels, and center console are finished in a fourth kind of blue: Blu Delphinus with details in Celeste Phoebe, which is also a shade of blue.

Fox admits he was astonished the first time he saw the Huracan Sterrato Opera Unica, because it was not just a car, it was a painting, a work of art, describing every color like "a little explosion, a tiny detonation."

An explosion and a detonation is the Lamborghini Opera Unica Huracan Sterrato on the road as well, but we can't use "little" and "tiny" in the same sentence. The carmaker put the 5.2-liter V10 engine into this supercar, just as in any Huracan Sterrato, mated it to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. It is the power plant that delivers 601 horsepower (610 PS) and 413 lb-ft (560 Nm) to both axles. The Sterrato version does 0 to 62 mph (0-97 kph) in 3.4 seconds before hitting a top speed of 160 mph (260 kph).

The Italians will exhibit the one-off model at the Lamborghini Lounge in Porto Cervo through September 10.

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