Lamborghini Aventador vs Boeing 747

January 30th, 2013

It’s always an exciting time when a new supercar comes out. How fast does it go? How crazy is the design? What incredible new features will we be amazed by as we open the door and enter the cabin?

Usually however we’re left to ponder these questions after hearing some executive at a Motor Show drone on about how the model “is equipped with all the latest technologies” or “has been designed with new innovative techniques”.lambo

But not when the new supercar is a Lamborghini.

Yes the new Lamborghini Aventador Roadster didn’t make its debut on a plinth at a Motor Show – it was unveiled at Miami International Airport. It wasn’t just a single Aventador Roadster either, more like five.

The £300,000 vehicles were sent racing down the runway at 210mph to showcase their incredible speed and acceleration. In comparison, a standard commercial airliner takes off at somewhere between 150mph and 180mph.
The new Aventador is equipped with a 6.5 litre V12 engine and can top out at 217mph, while 0 – 60mph is achieved in just 3 seconds flat. Anybody lucky enough to have the cash to buy one can do so this summer in the UK.

I’m not jealous of driving a sports car 210mph down a runway in Miami though; I drive a used Ford Fiesta.