You’re looking at the 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP 720-4 50 Anniversario. It’s a name that may well set some sort of automotive polysyllabic record. Lamborghini calls its color Giallo Maggio, or May Yellow, and it pretty much has a bee in (or at least under) its bonnet, to say the least.
720 horsepower are driven into the asphalt by all four wheels, an increase of 20 hp over the standard Aventador LP700-4. Zero to 62 mph takes a mere 2.9 seconds, and the car will continue all the way to about 217 mph (350 km/h).
The front air intakes and front lip are enlarged and pulled out further, and this time around they feature small side strakes. The rear section is also redesigned to feature a larger diffuser. Lamborghini claims aerodynamic efficiency is improved by more than 50 percent on the LP720-4.
Apparently, yellow has been the most used Lamborghini color during its 50 years of existence. That doesn’t seem particularly surprising. After all, Lamborghini has never been a shrinking violet, so expect it to soak up all the attention it gets when this new super Aventador bows for the crowds in Shanghai this week.
While most 50th birthday parties include wacky and at least somewhat offensive gag gifts, Lamborghini will be celebrating its first 50 years with some incredibly exciting machines. Aside from the Veneno, the Italian automaker will also commemorate its first half century with new versions of the Aventador and Gallardo, which will both be on display at the Shanghai Motor Show.
The special Gallardo LP 560-2 50 Anniversario is a Gallardo with a unique paint scheme, a transparent engine cover and a few carbon fiber parts from the Superleggera, but the Aventador LP 720-4 50 Anniversario is where you’ll find the true party favor. Confirming what leaked out earlier in the week, the Aventador LP 720-4 50 Anniversario squeezes an extra 20 horsepower from its 6.5-liter V12 compared to the “base” Aventador LP 700-4, which is accomplished with different engine tuning.
If the Aventador wasn’t already flashy enough for you, the 50 Anniversario gets painted up in a two-tone paint job with a bright yellow Giallo Maggio exterior color over matte black for the lower portions of the car, along with gloss-black wheels. Lamborghini chose yellow because it has been the most popular color for its cars since the Miura. As for unique styling elements, the Aventador LP 720-4 50 Anniversario gets a revised front end with an extended splitter and bigger air intakes, and the rear fascia has been completely redesigned for better aerodynamics and engine ventilation.
In addition to the Veneno and the special-edition Aventador and Gallardo 50 Anniversario models on display in China, all Lamborghini models built this year will wear a special “50th” emblem somewhere in the cockpit. Scroll down for the full press release about how Lamborghini will be celebrating its 50th birthday.
Source - roadandtrack.com, autoblog.com
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