Lamborghini has launched the Aventador Roadster by running five of the £300k cabrios down Miami airport’s runway at 210mph, exceeding the take-off speed of a passenger jet aeroplane.

With a top speed of 217mph, the Roadster is capable of outrunning the fastest passenger jet’s take-off speed of 180mph. It can hit 60mph in 3.0sec.

The Roadster goes on sale in the UK this summer, during Lamborghini’s 50th year in business. The firm’s celebrations culminate on the weekend of 7 May, when cities across Italy will host Lamborghini events to mark the start of work on the Sant’Agata factory back in 1963.