Video: WatchTime Talks Racecars and Watches with Lamborghini’s CEO

Lamborghini CEO Stephan WinkelmannLast week, WatchTime attended the “global dynamic launch” of the Lamborghini LP 700-4 Aventador Roadster in Miami as a guest of Blancpain, which partnered with Lamborghini in 2009 to establish the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo single-make race series. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with Lamborghini CEO Stephen Winkelmann, who answered questions about the new car and the future of the Blancpain partnership.

Click below to watch our interview with Lamborghini president and CEO Stephen Winkelmann. Scroll down to see pictures of the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster and the 2012 edition of the Blancpain L-Evolution Super Trofeo watch.

 

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster in Miami

With its 6.5-liter V12 engine with 700 hp and top speed of 220 mph, the Aventador has been referred to as “the most extraordinary series production Lamborghini ever built.”

Lamborghini Aventador Roadsters on MIA's runway

A day before journalists arrived in Miami to test-drive the new Roadster, Lamborghini got special authorization from the FAA to drive the cars down the south runway of Miami International airport, where they exceeded, for the first time ever, the passenger airliner takeoff speed of over 150 mph.

Blancpain L-Evolution Super Trofeo

The 2012 Blancpain L-Evolution Super Trofeo watch has a flyback chronograph and incorporates  materials found in Lamborghini cars, including carbon fiber in the case and dial and alcantara leather for the strap.

WatchTime editor Mark Bernardo in Lamborghini Aventador Roadster

The author drives the Aventador while wearing a Blancpain Super Trofeo watch, an experience best described as intimidation at the beginning followed by exhilaration at the end.

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About Mark Bernardo

Mark Bernardo is the digital media editor of WatchTime magazine, responsible for developing and overseeing the editorial content on WatchTime.com as well as for WatchTime's tablet editions for the iPad, Nook, and Kindle. As WatchTime's managing editor, from 2006 through 2011, he has written about numerous watch companies from major brands like Omega, TAG Heuer and Piaget, to exclusive artisan lines such as Jean Dunand, De Bethune and DeWitt. Prior to joining WatchTime, he was the editor of Smoke, a lifestyle magazine for cigar enthusiasts, whose beats included cigars, watches, cars, wines and spirits, celebrities, men's fashion, and other subjects, and has written about luxury items for a variety of men's-interest publications, including Robb Report, Robb Report Motorcycling, Stratos, Worth, and Bloomberg Markets.

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  1. Big Watch Company Ltd on Facebook says:

    Stephen Winkelmann would have to be one of the most stylish CEOs out there (not just in the car world)

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