The Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50 Anniversario Edition has been leaked ahead of its expected unveiling at this week's Shanghai auto show.

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First leaked by German publication Autobild, the images show the bright yellow Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 50 Anniversario Edition looking suitably aggressive with new aero enhancements finished in contrasting black, including a front apron, side skirts, side air intakes and rear diffuser. Black alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli P Zero rubber and black side mirrors continue the theme.

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The cockpit matches the exterior, with bright yellow and black leather seats with white stitching joining a transmission tunnel that separates driver and passenger and door trims finished in the same two colours.

Reports suggest 100 of the anniversary edition Lamborghini Aventador LP720-4 models will be built, with power to come from a 530kW version of the standard Aventador L700-4's 6.5-litre V12 (up 15kW) resulting in a 0-100km/h time of 2.9 seconds and top speed of 350km/h. Official details will be released when the car is unveiled.

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This year marks 50 years since Automobili Lamborghini was founded, with the 1964 Lamborghini 350 GT the Italian manufacturer’s first mass-produced model.

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Powered by a 3.5-litre 12-cylinder engine – that later grew to four litres – the Lamborghini 350 GT was rated at 206kW and could reach a top speed of 250km/h. The car also featured aluminium components, four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, and on some models a self-locking differential.

The 2013 Shanghai auto show opens its doors this Saturday, April 20.

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