In the fashion world, the runway is a focal point where style and vision is showcased. Debuting looks projecting power, poise and elegance, there is a burning desire to win over an audience (particularly social elite figures). Similar to the driving ambition of fashion designers, exotic car manufacturers also crave the peak of motoring perfection in their creations. In order to show off the beauty of high performance, Lamborghini has taken five examples of their latest Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster down its own runway trip (a Miami International Airport runway). In the case of supercar style, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster’s appearance on the runway would convey some timeless style.
Inaugurating a 10-day publication blitz directed towards media and dealerships, the 700-horsepower open-air Lamborghini supercar set out to match or beat the speed of a commercial jet airliner. The amusing time trial session of car versus airliner was a carefully orchestrated move between Lamborghini, Miami-Dade County Officials as well as the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Allowed to proceed when arriving and departing flights were not disturbed, five Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadsters performance potential was demonstrated in a unique way.
Keeping in mind their wasn’t an all-out drag race between the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 and the American Airlines Boeing 777 jet airliner shown in the pictures, the speed runs on a closed-course were conducted against an established measure of passenger plane takeoff velocity. Accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds, the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster outpaced a passenger airliner between 150 and 180 miles per hour. The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster also claimed an advantage when it comes to all-out speed. Since airliners takeoff would rarely exceed 200 miles per hour on a runway before lift-off, the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster also claimed victory as it rocketed to 210 miles per hour on the Miami International Airport runway. The vehicle’s posted top speed is listed at 217 miles per hour but perhaps the Aventador Roadster and its 6.5 liter V-12 engine decided not to show off its true potential.
Celebrating 50 years, Lamborghini supercars is a certified Italian fashion house making excess speed in vogue. On the same day as the Miami International Airport runway exhibition, a parade of 50 cars rolled down Collins Avenue in Florida’s South Beach. Even traveling the speed limit, Lamborghini vehicles gather an admiring crowd. However, when a vehicle like the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster is pressed to its limits, it obviously enters a secluded zone.
Information, photo and video source: Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.