Monday, February 4, 2013

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster High Speed Demonstration!

Miami, Florida, January 28, 2013 – At Miami International Airport fivenew Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadsters sped down the southrunway 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 thepassenger airliner takeoff speed on a runway which is between 150 mph and180 mph. No current jet aircraft reaches 210 mph on the ground, the clockedspeed of the 700-horsepower vehicles during the closed-course drive demonstration.

Prior to the high speed demonstration, the Lamborghinis were joined by anAmerican 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 educationprogram, began with an unveiling press conference in Lummus Park at MiamiBeach. The ceremonies continued with a 50-vehicle parade down Collins A venue 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 MaurizioReggiani, 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 AviationDepartment and South Beach teams on today’s amazing demonstrations.I have never seen something similar at a Lamborghini event,” said StephanWinkelmann. “The Aventador Roadster is our most exciting production carever and I can think of no better place to celebrate its launch than here inMiami. ”The Aventador Roadster is the newest open-top version of Lamborghini’sflagship vehicle. 

With a 700-horsepower, 6.5-liter V12 engine, the AventadorRoadster reaches 60 mph in less than three seconds and boasts a top speedof 217 mph. The vehicle’s removable top features high-tech, lightweightcarbon fiber technologies to achieve a low weight of just 26 pounds. “Lamborghini is a forward-thinking brand, and today’s event on our runwaywas an all-around success,” said Ken Pyatt, Miami-Dade Deputy Aviation Director. “Both our organizations are focused on efficient performance andproviding our customers with innovations.”

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