LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR LP 700-4 PIRELLI

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Lamborghini is celebrating its partnership with tire manufacturer Pirelli with the release of a special edition Aventador.

The two Italian firms have worked together since the launch of the first Lamborghinis back in the early 1960s, with virtually every raging bull since then leaving the factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese wearing Pirelli shoes.

The new Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition celebrating that partnership will be built in limited numbers, with customers offered the choice of the coupe or roadster bodystyle.

The exterior sports a two-tone color scheme in two options.

The first is matte black for the roof, the pillars, the side-mirror caps, the engine hood, and the intake surrounds, with one of six glossy colors available for the rest of the body (Giallo Spica, Rosso Mars, Bianco Isis, Nero Aldebaran, Grigio Liqueo, and Grigio Ater).

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The second option is glossy black for the upper parts of the car and the air intakes, in contrast with one of four matte finishes for the rest of the exterior (Bianco Canopus, Nero Nemesis, Grigio Adamas, and Grigio Titans).

The supercar comes with its special 20- or 21-inch alloy wheels wrapped in equally special versions of Pirelli’s P Zero tires.

Inside, the Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition gets black Alcantara with contrast stitching matching the exterior detailing. The stripe on the body is also repeated on the inside, running along the interior ceiling and the seats, which feature the Lamborghini and Pirelli crests embroidered in them. A plaque bearing the Pirelli name is also fitted inside the car on the dash.

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No changes are made to the mechanical package, which means all Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition cars will come powered by a 6.5-liter V-12 delivering 691 horsepower. This is enough for 0-62 mph acceleration in 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 217 mph.

The Pirelli Edition is described as a ‘special series’ by Lamborghini but without a fixed number of units for production, and Lamborghini dealers are currently taking orders for the car.

There’s no word on pricing but the first deliveries are scheduled in time for Summer 2015.

BUYER’S TIP: It appears Lamborghini is also working on a new version of its flagship supercar, one possibly carrying the SuperVeloce title, so you may want to consider waiting if it’s a “hotter” Aventador you seek.