To commemorate their 50th anniversary, five 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 exceeded the passenger airliner takeoff speed on a runway that is between 250 km/h and 280 km/h. No current jet aircraft reaches 330 km/h on the ground, the clocked speed of the 700HP vehicles during the closed-course drive demonstration.
The event acted as a 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 the 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 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.”
“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.”