Date posted : April 21. 2013
We already published our own virtual mockups of a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-2 50° Anniversario earlier after learning about this model from a small paragraph in the Aventador LP720-4 50° Anniversario press release at the 2013 Shanghai Motor show ... now we can show you actual footage taken at the China show itself.
The basics for this additional Anniversary model were taken from the 'entry-level' Gallardo LP550-2 model, so the front and rear bumper remain the pre-2012 edition as used on the LP560-4 model ... still this new model is called LP560-2, so 560 hp to the rear wheels only. In fact we made a mockup showing the New Gallardo LP560-4 styling but with the additional Superleggera rear wing and the special Scorpius wheels as we were under the impression this was an LP560 with rear wheel drive ... instead this model is in fact an uprated LP550-2 ... which distinguishes itself from the new LP560-4 and the LP570-4 Superleggera by using the bumpers from the '2008-2012' restyling.
To turn this into a special edition Automobili Lamborghini SpA takes a rear wheel drive Gallardo LP550-2 from the line, installs beautiful dark grey multi spoke Scorpius wheels we've seen on the original Superleggera, the Balboni special and the BiColore versions of the V10 Gallardo ... the clear carbon fiber rear wing from both Superleggera editions is also installed on a transparent engine cover.
Do note the engine cover does featured the glass section, but is finished in white just like the rest of the body and not in clear carbon fiber like the Superleggera Gallardo, this specific shade of white is called Bianco Opalis, a special pearl metallic version of Bianco ... probably like on the V12 counterpart the clear coat receives additional metallic flakes to create a shimmering effect under bright light.
There is no separate press release on this Gallardo LP560-2 50° Anniversario edition, so if this V10 version is also limited to only 100 units like the Aventador LP720-4 50° Anniversario is unknown right now. In case of the Aventador it is possible to order the car through the Ad Personam customization program, so any color combination is possible on the V12 ... if this V10 gets a similar treatment is also not known, but I do think you'll be able to order special shades on it too.
Judging from the photos taken at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show there are no visible 50° Anniversario badges seen on the outside, you know the Aventador gets the special Forged Composite badge on the lower side of the rear diffuser and a serial number on the inside ... again nothing about this is known for the Gallardo celebration model.
The press release on the Aventador Anniversary does mention all Lamborghini built during 2013 will receive the 50th badge on the dashboard, so most likely this Gallardo Anniversary will at least get the badge on the inside too.
Pricing for the Gallardo Anniversary edition haven't been released yet, in fact the official MSRP for the Aventador Anniversary isn't published yet either ... but we did pick up a rumor about a limited production run of 10 Aventador LP720-4 Roadster 50° Anniversario.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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