Normally I ridicule special editions as just paint jobs, wheels, badges and embroidery on the seats, but this time I’m not going to. This time I’m actually compelled to praise an automaker’s decisions to do the same thing everybody else seems to want to do.

Lamborghini has announced their latest special edition, the 50th Anniversary Aventador Miura Homage, and this package works. Sure, it has the ubiquitous special embroidery on the interior, gold or silver wheels and a few Miura badges scattered about, but what it’s really about is the paint.

2017 Lamborghini Aventador Miura 50th Anniversary Edition (3)

Lamborghini has revived six original two-tone Miura color sets to choose from. Though ultimately it’s just a paint job, it seems to visually reduce the weight of the sides of the Aventador, making it look sleeker and more dynamic. In my eyes all Aventadors should come this way. It’s a classic look that fits, evoking strong ties to the Miura, arguably the world’s first supercar.

The first public showing of this newest special edition is currently underway at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Only 50 Homage Aventadors will be built, and most have already been spoken for. I have a sneaking suspicion that once Goodwood is finished, collectors will have handed over deposit checks for the remaining available cars.

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