Date posted : April 20. 2013
The big new from Automobili Lamborghini SpA at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show is naturally the special 50th Anniversary edition based on the V12 flagship, the Aventador LP720-4 offers modified front and rear sections in combination with matte black side sills and a special Giallo Maggio shade.
However one of the last paragraphs in the official press release from Lamborghini talks about another special model, the Gallardo LP560-2 50° Anniversario ... which will be shown next to the yellow Aventador in Shanghai, the V10 counterpart is finished in Bianco Opalis ... a special shade of white that 'shimmers' as Lamborghini puts it.
The Gallardo LP560-2 50th Anniversary edition also receives the beautiful clear carbon fiber rear wing that is optionally available on the lightweight LP570-4 Superleggera and an extra bonus is the glass window engine cover so you can admire the V10 underneath, which in this case puts out 560 hp ... but only on the rear wheels instead of all four as on the LP560-4.
Talking about the wheels, on this special celebration model of the V10 the Scorpius wheels make their return, first used on the original Gallardo Superleggera back in 2007 they also featured on the LP550-2 Valentino Balboni special and the BiColore ... all limited edition models just like this 50th Anniversary edition.
So we are looking at a rear wheel drive V10 model that pumps out 10 hp more compared to the LP550-2 model, receives an impressive rear wing, transparent engine cover and rolls on classic, but beautiful looking multi spoke wheels ... and receives the by now well-known '50° Anniversario' Forged Composite badges.
Is this a limited edition model, and if so will they be serialized like the 100 units of the Aventador LP720-4 50° Anniversario is not known yet, just like pricing or other shades ... no details are available at this moment, there aren't even any official press photos yet as the images on this page are all virtual mockups in fact.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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