Lamborghini celebrates 50 years with amped up Aventador Anniversario


To celebrate 50 years of madness, Lamborghini are offering a special edition Aventador that's even madder. The supercar in question is the Aventador LP720-4 50 Anniversario, and boasts more power, more winglets, and more yellow. It's set to debut this weekend at the Shanghai auto show.

The 720 in the name-tag represents 720 metric hp (or 710 in the U.S.), arriving due to a new engine calibration for its 6.5-liter V-12. 0-62 mph occurs in an estimated 2.9 seconds and top speed holds firm at 217 mph. While 19 additional horses deserve attention, perhaps the most eye-popping updates arrive on the outside. Finished in matte-black, optimized lower bodywork delivers improved aerodynamics, while intake openings, splitters, and a new rear diffuser increase in size. The upgrades, Lamborghini claim, enhance aerodynamic efficiency by 50-percent, as well as boosting high-speed cornering stability.

Festooned with yellow, the traditional Italian cabin compliments the car's eccentric exterior colorings, paying tribute to the Lamborghini Miura of the 60s. Just 100 Aventador Anniversarios will be produced (not all in yellow) with no mention yet on the premium buyers should expect to pay. A special-edition Gallardo LP560-2 50 Anniversario will also debut in Shanghai. While it promises to be just as mad as the Aventador, it's set to be considerably less yellow.