Lamborghini Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario

The front and rear fascias of the 50° Anniversario model have been redesigned and the aerodynamics further optimized.

The front and rear fascias of the 50° Anniversario model have been redesigned.

Celebrating 50 years of legends

Lamborghini showed a 50th anniversary tribute model of the Aventador supercar today at the Shanghai auto show.

The Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario is a limited and numbered series of 100 cars worldwide, each with exclusive equipment, colors and upgrades.

The rear features an enlarged diffuser and expansive meshwork, which further improves engine-compartment ventilation.

The rear features an enlarged diffuser and expansive meshwork, which further improves engine-compartment ventilation.

The all-wheel drive Aventador has a carbon-fiber monocoque chassis and 6.5-liter V-12. A special engine calibration boosts power in the Anniversario model to 720 horsepower, or 20 hp more than the standard Aventador. With the seven-speed automated-manual transmission, 0-62 mph takes 2.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 217 mph.

Design cues include sharpened treatments to the front and rear. A Forged Composite badge identifies the 50° logo and a serial number.
All cars will be painted Giallo Maggio (May yellow), a new color with an intense glitter effect, Lamborghini says, which will be available only on this edition. Lamborghini says yellow has been their customers’ preferred paint color since the Miura. And the hue references the founding of Automobili Lamborghini in May 1963.

The front and rear fascias and side sills have a two-tone treatment in the sparkling yellow and matte black. The wheels are painted high-gloss black.

There are two choices of interior leather colors, including this Giallo Quercus (yellow oak). Both are stitched in a diamond pattern.

There are two choices of interior leather colors, including this Giallo Quercus (yellow oak). Both are stitched in a diamond pattern.

The interior is upholstered in extremely fine, natural, leather. The hides are available in two color choices: a two-tone Nero Ade (black) with Terra Emilia (brown) and a Giallo Quercus (yellow oak). Both are stitched in a diamond pattern.
However, the Ad Personam individualization program allows paint and interior colors in any combination.

Pricing and delivery details were not released. A 2013 Aventador LP 700-4 starts at $404,195.

Gallardo LP 560-2 50° Anniversario
Lamborghini also revealed two special models. The Gallardo LP 560-2 50° Anniversario, in a shimmering white paint (Bianco Isis ) and a carbon-fiber wing from the Gallardo Superleggera and transparent engine cover. Also on display was an Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster in Bianco Isis and a gray Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder.

The front air intakes and the aerodynamic splitter have been enlarged and extended, with small flaps set into the sides.

The front air intakes and the aerodynamic splitter have been enlarged and extended, with small flaps set into the sides.

About Mark Maynard

Mark Maynard has been the automotive editor at the San Diego Union-Tribune since 1992.

He drives nearly 200 vehicles a year for review, has attended several high-performance driving schools and a few off-road driving courses.

He attends many new-vehicle press introductions and schmoozes with auto-industry execs.

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