Five new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadsters sped down the south runway at the Miami International Airport on Tuesday 29 January 2013. Special authorisation was obtained from the Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A) and the Miami-Dade County. The five 515kW Lamborghini’s, for the first time ever, exceeded the passenger airliner take-off speed on a runway which is between 241 and 290km/h by clocking a speed of 338km/h.
Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster launchedPrior to the high-speed demonstration, the five Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadsters were joined on the runway by an American Airlines Boeing 777 for an exclusive photo shoot. The high-speed demonstration formed part of a 10-day media launch and dealer education program which began with an unveiling press conference in Lummus Park in Miami Beach. The press conference was followed by a 50-vehicle parade down Collins Avenue in South Beach before the high-speed demonstration commenced.
Lamborghini executives hosting the press conference included Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini as well as Maurizio Reggiani, Director of Research and Development, Raffaello Porro, Director of Communications and External Relations and Filippo Perini, Chief Designer.??“
It has been a great pleasure to work with the Miami-Dade Aviation Department and South Beach teams on today’s amazing demonstrations. I have never seen something similar at a Lamborghini event,” said Stephan Winkelmann. “The Aventador Roadster is our most exciting production car ever and I can think of no better place to celebrate its launch than here in Miami.”
Big power for Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster
The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster is the company’s newest open-top version of the Aventador and is powered by a 6.5-litre V12 engine that develops 515kW and 690Nm of torque. Acceleration to 100km/h is achieved in 3 seconds before claiming a top speed of 350km/h. The Aventador Roadster features a removable top made from high-tech, lightweight carbon fibre technologies and weighs 11.8kgs.
“Lamborghini is a forward-thinking brand, and today’s event on our runway was an all-around success,” said Ken Pyatt, Miami-Dade Deputy Aviation Director. “Both our organizations are focused on efficient performance and providing our customers with innovations.”