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Lamborghini Will Mark 50th Birthday With Special New Car

We bet it’ll cost a lot.

To celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2013, Lamborghini has all sorts of plans in the works. It'll probably be the year they debut the replacement for the Gallardo, unless they plan on going an entire year without half of their lineup. They're going to hold a giant rally in Italy for Lamborghini owners from around the world, giving Lambo fanatics a chance to drive their cars on an erotic journey from Milan to Minsk Sant'Agata Bolognese. Oh, and they're also going to release a special limited-edition car.

"It will not be a revival or retro," Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said of the special anniversary car. Considering the logistics that would be involved in building an all-new car, we're guessing it'll be something along the lines of the Lamborghini Reventon—a very limited-edition production car with outrageous styling and a seven-figure price tag. We'd bet on it being based on the Aventador; and just for kicks, we're also going to guess that while it won't make any additional power over the Aventador, it will be faster, thanks to a lighter curb weight.

Considering the Reventon sold for around $1.5 million a pop, we're guessing the 50th anniversary car—which would probably be called the Lamborghini Cinquanta if Lambo could find a fighting bull by that name in the history books—will also sell for somewhere around that range. But it will almost certainly turn heads with a force unmatched by anything less than Jessica Biel walking naked through Times Square. Start talking with your Lamborghini salesperson about an order now. [via Automotive News]

Pictured: Lamborghini Aventador J

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  • Lamborghini's Turning 50—But They Have A Present For Us, Instead | Rides Magazine says:
    January 3, 2013 at 6:17 pm
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    [...] Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann mentioned that the birthday whip will not be “retro” ... so don’t expect anything nostalgic. We’re not expecting anything capable of dukin’ it out with the new McLaren P1 or with Ferrari’s new supercar, but we do expect something along the lines of the Aventador J or Lamborghini Reventon—a rebodied, greatly-modified super sports car that sticks with the old powertrain. (Not that we’d be complaining about a car with wild styling and a 691 horsepower Aventador V12.) [...]

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