Courtesy of Lamborghini
Yesterday, at Miami International Airport five
new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadsters sped down the south
runway of the busiest U.S. airport for international flights. With special
authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) and Miami-
Dade County the Lamborghinis, for the first time ever, exceeded the
passenger airliner takeoff speed on a runway which is between 150 mph and
180 mph. No current jet aircraft reaches 210 mph on the ground, the clocked
speed of the 700-horsepower vehicles during the closed-course drive
Prior to the high speed demonstration, the Lamborghinis were joined by an
American Airlines Boeing 777 and lined-up for a photo shoot on the runway.
Due to integrated planning on behalf of Miami-Dade officials and the FAA,
there was no impact on flight arrivals and departures.
Today’s event, the kick-off of a 10-day media launch and dealer education
program, began with an unveiling press conference in Lummus Park at Miami
Beach. The ceremonies continued with a 50-vehicle parade down Collins
Avenue in South Beach before culminating in the runway drive. Lamborghini
executives hosting the press conference included Stephan Winkelmann,
President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., as well as Maurizio
Reggiani, Director of R&D, Raffaello Porro, Director 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
The Aventador Roadster is the newest open-top version of Lamborghini’s
flagship vehicle. With a 700-horsepower, 6.5-liter V12 engine, the Aventador
Roadster reaches 60 mph in less than three seconds and boasts a top speed
of 217 mph. The vehicle’s removable top features high-tech, lightweight
carbon fiber technologies to achieve a low weight of just 26 pounds.
“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.”