Lamborghini will launch new model to mark its 50th anniversary

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 14, 2012

For its 50th anniversary, Lamborghini will host a hosting an assembly of vehicles in Italy and it will also launch a special model that may preview the next-gen Gallardo. It can be recalled that in 1963, Ferruccio Lamborghini switched to making sports cars after he left the tractor-building business. All Lamborghini owners throughout the world can join this gathering dubbed the Grand Giro Lamborghini in Milan in May 2013.

The owners will need to pay for their travel expenses in heading to Italy. But as soon as they get there, they will unite with a group of other Lambos and go past several idyllic places in Italy such as Tuscany, Rome, and Bologna. The last destination of this convoy is Sant’Agata Bolognese, which is where the Lamborghini factory is located.

Lamborghini has prepared a website to handle the logistics of shipping the owners’ vehicles to their respective homes. The company will also offer several support vehicles as roadside assistance to the supercars that will join the convoy. Since not all Lambo owners could go to Italy due to limited resources and time, every dealership around the world will hold smaller-scale events.

The automaker will also introduce a special model for its golden anniversary. Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann told Automotive News that it won’t be a revival or retro. Since a next-gen Gallardo is expected in 2013, it’s possible that the one-off special is a concept for a successor to Lambo’s “entry-level” car.

The exotic coupe will be built on the new modular MCC platform, which will also be used on the next Audi R8. By shifting to this new platform, it’s expected that the Gallardo will be lighter by 50 pounds than its curb weight. This means that there will be improvements in its fuel economy and acceleration capability.

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