Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario Celebrates 50 Years Of Lamborghini
Lamborghini is 50 years old this year, and is launching a couple of new models as part of the birthday celebrations. Aside from the radically designed Veneno, new versions of the Gallardo and the Aventador are on their way. Both will also be on display at the ongoing Shanghai Motor Show.
The Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario, squeezes about 20 extra bhp from the 6.2-litre V12 engine of the base Aventador courtesy of different engine tuning. Apart from this, aggressive aerodynamic changes can be seen with an extended front splitter and a much larger rear diffuser (2009 Murcielago SV, anyone?). Lamborghini claims these aero changes have made it 50% more aerodynamic than the base LP 700-4 Aventador. It comes with the same wheels as the Aventador Roadster, 20″ in the front, 21″ in the back, all in glossy black.
The colour on the Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario is inspired by the Lamborghini Miura; Lamborghini says yellow has been its most successful colour. Standard is a two-tone paint job with a bright yellow Giallo Maggio covering most of the car, and lower body panels painted matte black. However customers can have their car in any colour they want, courtesy of Lamborghini’s extensive personalisation programme.
The base Aventador LP 700-4 was launched in 2011 and a convertible roadster went on sale earlier this year. The Aventador is a mid-engine, all wheel drive supercar with a single clutch 7-speed semi-automatic transmission. It can hit a top speed of 217 mph (349 kmph) and can go from 0-100 kmph in 2.9 seconds.