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Lamborghini Aventador Roadster Hits 210 mph On Maimi Airport Runway

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Lamborghini Aventador Roadster Hits 210 mph On Maimi Airport Runway

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Airplanes weren’t the only things moving fast and furiously along the runways at Miami International Airport on Monday.

For a few minutes in the afternoon, the south runway became a speedway as 12 new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster sports cars took a ride on it, warming up at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.

What came next was the first-ever high-speed auto demonstration on the runway as five Aventadors individually attempted to beat the airport’s 150 mph maximum aircraft take-off speed.

And surpass it they did. Easily.

[quote]”The high-speed test runs exceeded 180 mph, so the cars beat the speed of any aircraft currently taking off from our runways,” airport spokesman Greg Chin said.[/quote]

The speed test event was part of several festivities planned in Miami for the launch of the 2013 Aventador LP 700-4 and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Italian luxury automotive brand.

The new Aventador, which can be ordered at Lamborghini Palm Beach, Lamborghini Miami and a Lamborghini dealership in Orlando, has a list price of $445,300, according to Lamborghini.

Some of the Aventador’s features include a lightweight two-piece removable roof, a 700-horsepower, 6.5-litre V12 engine, hand-crafted leather interior upholstery and a two-tone exterior finish.

The two-seater sports car can accelerate from zero to 62 miles per hour, or 100 kilometers, in only 3 seconds flat and has a top speed of about 217 mph/350 km, according to Lamborghini.

During the demo, the 700 horsepower supercar exceeded the passenger airliner take off speed on a runway which is between 150 mph and180 mph, clocking 210 mph. The car then lined up for a photoshoot with an American Airlines Boeing 777, and then set off for the official presentation party at Miami Beach.

What a phenomenal showing by Lambo.

[Sun Sentinel]

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Aditya Kothekar
Aditya Kothekar

Lamborghini was a dignity brand its speed roster cars were very symbolized as high price pride but by doing such act they are loosing their respect for cars.

Aditya Kothekar
Aditya Kothekar

Lamborghini was a dignity brand its speed roster cars were very symbolized as high price pride but by doing such act they are loosing their respect for cars.