There's no doubting the Lamborghini Aventador is a potent addition to the bull brand's stable. Now, Lambo plans to launch an even more extreme version, the limited-edition LP720-4 50 Anniversario, at the Shanghai Motor Show this week. These leaked photos from German buff book Autobild give us our first look at the upcoming special model.
As its name suggests, at least the part that’s not a jumble of numbers and letters, the Aventador LP720-4 50 Anniversario commemorates Lamborghini’s 50th anniversary. The “720” part is important too, according to Autobild, denoting 720 metric PS (710 hp by SAE measurement). That’s an increase of 19 hp compared to the standard model. It’s said that just 100 units are slated for production, and the car’s 0-62 mph time is estimated – perhaps conservatively – at 2.9 seconds. As the pictures show, the special-edition Lambo gets a two-tone treatment with black aero bits including a more aggressive-looking front valance and rear end.
Further details will have to wait until we get official info from Lamborghini. Until then, enjoy these leaked images in all their vividly yellow glory.
Update: Lamborghini released full details and photos on the car, which celebrates the company's 50th anniversary. A new front splitter and larger rear diffuser are said to improve aerodynamic performance by 50 percent. The new Giallo Maggio (May yellow) paint references both the fact that yellow is the most popular color for new Lamborghinis, and the fact that the company was founded in May 1963. The interior blends black, brown, and yellow leathers. Lamborghini also will introduce a 50th anniversary edition of the Gallardo in Shanghai. It will be painted Bianco Opalis (shimmering white) and features the carbon-fiber rear wing and clear engine cover from the Gallardo Superleggera.