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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