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Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster
High Speed Demonstration on closed
Miami International Airport Runway
Miami-Dade County Officials Host First-Ever, High-Speed Demonstration
Miami, Florida, ? Today at Miami International Airport five
new 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, for the first time ever, exceeded the
passenger airliner takeoff speed on a runway which is between 150 mph and
180 mph. No current jet aircraft reaches 210 mph on the ground, the clocked
speed of the 700-horsepower vehicles during the closed-course drive
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.
Today?s event, the 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 down Collins
Avenue in 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 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.?
The Aventador Roadster is the newest open-top version of Lamborghini's
flagship vehicle. With a 700-horsepower, 6.5-liter V12 engine, the Aventador
Roadster reaches 60 mph in less than three seconds and boasts a top speed
of 217 mph. The vehicle?s removable top features high-tech, lightweight
carbon fiber technologies to achieve a low weight of just 26 pounds.
?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."
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|Postée par admin le dimanche 27 janvier 2013 à 07:21|
Lamborghini announces commitment to GT3 program with Reiter
Engineering, with new GT3 car for 2013 and 2014
Automobili Lamborghini has announced a new GT3 motorsport program. The long-term agreement will
commence with a new car for the 2013 and 2014 seasons: the Lamborghini
Gallardo GT3 FL2, developed by Reiter Engineering in cooperation with Lamborghini?s R&D motorsport department.
Based on the new Gallardo MY13, a focus of the new GT3 FL2?s development is on long-distance performance and includes ?24-hour? brakes, improved engine cooling and reduced fuel consumption. The car features a highly efficient aero kit, a new front splitter, a rear carbon diffuser based on that developed for the Super Trofeo and an overall improved power to weight performance, with the GT3 FL2?s weight reduced by 25kg over the previous Gallardo GT3.
The Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2 by Reiter has already proven
exceptionally low running costs, setting a benchmark with only ? 9/km to ? 12/km parts rebuild costs.
The GT3 FL2 is priced at ? 320,000 euro plus taxes.
Although German-based Reiter Engineering has successfully developed its own Lamborghini GT cars since 2000, securing 199 victories and 350 podium positions within GT championships since 2007, this is the first time a GT3 contender will be co-developed in direct collaboration with Lamborghini.
"We are delighted to announce a minimum five-year agreement with Reiter Engineering as our exclusive development and supply partner for Lamborghini GT3 cars, based on Reiter?s strong engineering skills, passion for and understanding of the Lamborghini brand and, of course, obvious racing success,"said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini." We are committed to supporting racing in Europe and Asia in 2013 with expansion into the USA in 2014: GT3 racing, together with our highly successful mono marque Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series in Europe, Asia and this year the USA, are a clear fit with the Lamborghini brand, where we take the prowess of our super sports cars from the road to
the track." First confirmed deliveries of the new Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2 to teams in Europe and Asia will commence in March 2013, participating in series ncluding the Blancpain Endurance Series, the Asia Le Mans Series and the talian GT3 Championship.
An expanded in-house motorsport team within Lamborghini?s R&D
department will oversee the GT3 race programme, under the guise of
Lamborghini Squadra Corse: a department dedicated to motorsport including T3, the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series, and a customer driving Pogram.
From 2013, the Squadra Corse will provide an integrated approach to
Lamborghini driving experiences. A new series of ?Esperienza? events provide nthusiasts and prospects with opportunity for a first test-drive and to xperience the world of Lamborghini. The Lamborghini Academies, on both rack and ice, provide driver training and the initial steps towards racing. The amborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series provides the perfect first race xperience for young and gentleman drivers, with the Lamborghini GT3 for ore experienced racers wanting to compete with the Lamborghini marque orldwide.
Further information on the Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2 is available
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