The south runway of one of the busiest US airports was closed down this week for a Lambo fest.
Five of the Italian sportscar maker’s new Aventador LP 700-4 Roadsters were given free rein at the Miami International Airport where they clocked speeds between 240 and 290kph.
And on the closed-course driving demonstration, the Roadsters were clocked at speeds up to 336kph – faster, Lamborghini claims, than a current jet aircraft.
The Aventador Roadster is the newest open-top version of Lamborghini’s flagship vehicle. With a 515kW, 6.5-litre V12 engine, this roadster reaches 100kph in under three seconds and boasts a top speed of 349kph.
The car’s removable top features high-tech, lightweight carbon fibre technologies to achieve a low weight of just 12kg.
Thanks to clever planning on the part of the Miami county officials and the US’s Federal Aviation Administration, the Aventador date had no impact on flight arrivals and departures.
‘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 Lamborghini boss 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 Miami.’