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Tuesday 29th January 2013

Aventador Roadster 'faster than jet ' - official

Lamborghini takes over Miami airport to prove a pointless point



Any dusty old runway would have done, truth be told. But, ever keen to make a noise about stuff, Lamborghini twisted some arms, greased some palms and did whatever was necessary to briefly close the south runway at Miami's international airport to run five Aventador LP700-4 Roadsters at over 200mph to kick off a 10-day "media launch and dealer education programme."

Our invitation must have got lost in the post or something.

Best place to launch a Lambo? Not sure...
Best place to launch a Lambo? Not sure...
Anyway, why did they do this? Um. Well. Because it proved that the Aventador can go faster than the typical take-off speed (150-180mph) of the airliners that can usually be found there, apparently the busiest airport for international flights in the US. Or so boasts the press release.

Skinny-suited Lambo boss Stephan Winkelmann was suitably thrilled about this very public maxing out of the new Aventador Roadster, saying he could "think of no better place to celebrate its launch" than Miami. If you beg to differ feel free to suggest alternatives below.

Pressed for a comment Ken Pyatt, deputy aviation director for Miami-Dade, said, "Both our organisations are focused on efficient performance and providing our customers with innovations." Suggesting he'd perhaps stumbled into the wrong press conference. Or was as confused as the rest of us as to the need for Lamborghini to prove this point.

Dan Trent
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Bob_Defly

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Another pointless test.

Although I wouldn't say no to having a go!

_Neal_

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Admirably pointless. Also, why is Colin Montgomerie in the passenger seat of the first Lambo?

Dr Z

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Wonderful! The first pic for POTW please! smile

Ali_T

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First with an "Americans only drive fast in straight lines" style comment.

Galileo

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What does "offical" mean?
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Dan Trent

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Galileo said:
What does "offical" mean?
It means I was in a bit of a rush while filling in the headline box! type

Amended...

Dan

dublet

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They should have done this at Heathrow. Or Gatwick.

Amirhussain

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Andy ap said:
Very clever, Perfectly suits the arrogance of most hypercar owners. Dont know what in their right mide convinced them this was a good idea i wander what happened to the no doubt thousands of people who had the flights delayed as a result
Chill Winston, just a bit of fun, hardly end of the world.

Dan Trent

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Andy ap said:
Very clever, Perfectly suits the arrogance of most hypercar owners. Dont know what in their right mide convinced them this was a good idea i wander what happened to the no doubt thousands of people who had the flights delayed as a result
Lamborghini's official press release said:
Prior to the high speed demonstration, the Lamborghinis were joined by an American Airlines Boeing 777 and lined-up for a photo shoot on the runway.

Due to integrated planning on behalf of Miami-Dade officials and the FAA, there was no impact on flight arrivals and departures.
Cheers,

Dan

matc

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dublet said:
They should have done this at Heathrow. Or Gatwick.
They'd have been closed because of an inch of snow, or the wrong type of rain, or we're in recession so they can't afford it etc etc etc.... in short the UK is too bloody miserable, so why would they come here?!

goron59

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Andy ap said:
Very clever, Perfectly suits the arrogance of most hypercar owners. Dont know what in their right mide convinced them this was a good idea i wander what happened to the no doubt thousands of people who had the flights delayed as a result
I've only met a few hypercar owners and they all seemed rather nice. You must have met some different ones.

DonkeyApple

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Andy ap said:
Very clever, Perfectly suits the arrogance of most hypercar owners. Dont know what in their right mide convinced them this was a good idea i wander what happened to the no doubt thousands of people who had the flights delayed as a result
I would suggest writing them a letter to find out the answer but I suspect they would be shut for a month trying to decipher what the fk you are whittering about. wink

jamespink

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I think they chose Miami because 1, most Lambos that will never be fired in anger are sold to Americans and 2, Americans are the only people that would be impressed by a stunt like this.

KingNothing

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150-180 that's a broad spectrum, lots of cars will go 155mph, even my run of the mill focus will, so? As mentioned, seems a pointless test or point to prove, fast car goes fast shocker, come back when they're going faster than jets at cruising altitude and speed, then i'll be interested.

ZOLLAR

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PH said:
..pointless point
PH said:
Our invitation must have got lost in the post or something.
PH said:
Or was as confused as the rest of us as to the need for Lamborghini to prove this point.
Bit bitter due to no invitation? hehe
Since when did anything Lamborghini do need to have a point to it?

Galileo

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Dan Trent said:
Galileo said:
What does "offical" mean?
It means I was in a bit of a rush while filling in the headline box! type

Amended...

Dan
Good job you didn't miss out anything as serious as an apostrophe

dandarez

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ZOLLAR said:
PH said:
..pointless point
PH said:
Our invitation must have got lost in the post or something.
PH said:
Or was as confused as the rest of us as to the need for Lamborghini to prove this point.
Bit bitter due to no invitation? hehe
Since when did anything Lamborghini do need to have a point to it?
And such pointless publicity that it worked...

PH reported it!

OMNIO

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The Saab 9-3 is also faster than a jet…. Round the top gear test track that is.

f328nvl

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Erm, shouldn't that read "Faster than a jet, except when the jet takes off and goes faster - official"?

Is the selling point that a Lambo doesn't take off at 150mph? If so I suggest they look back through the press cuttings at their own legendary Muira, which ironically and memorably did take off at 150mph (at the front end) and had to be redesigned to stop it happening.

As others have said, lots of things do 150-180mph. A fridge off a cliff for example.

Dan Trent

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PH Editor Bloke

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ZOLLAR said:
Bit bitter due to no invitation? hehe
Not bitter at all! weeping

Dan
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