Shanghai Motor Show preview: Lamborghini LP720-4 50 Anniversario Edition boasts 710 hp

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, Lamborghini will bring a suped-up Aventador to the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show. The Aventador LP720-4 50 Anniversario Edition might not have the most elegant name, but it will bring new meaning to the term “raging bull.”

The 50th Anniversary Aventador will have 710 horsepower, up from the regular version’s 691 hp. That’s 720 metric horses, which explains the LP720-4 designation. That power will come from a tweaked version of Lamborghini’s 6.5-liter V12.

Leaked photos from Carscoops show an arresting shade of yellow called Giallo Maggio, and an equally aggressive carbon fiber body kit. The latter reportedly makes the 50 Anniversario Edition 50 percent more aerodynamic than a stock Aventador.

It should also help keep the car on the ground as it accelerates to insane velocities. The 50 Anniversario Edition will reportedly do 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 kph) in 2.9 seconds, and reach a top speed of 217 mph.

Official details will be released at the car’s Shanghai debut, but Lamborghini is reportedly limiting 50 Anniversario production to just 100 units, making for a very rare version of an already exotic supercar.

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