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Pop star Bieber visits Lamborghini factory

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Controversial pop superstar Justin Bieber meets Lamborghini boss and gets behind the wheel of an Aventador.

Pop megastar Justin Bieber took time out from his Purpose World Tour to visit Lamborghini’s Sant’Agata Bolognese factory and museum and meet CEO Stefano Domenicali.

The Italian supercar maker released a photograph of the high-profile pair posing together before the singer got behind the wheel of a convertible Lamborghini Aventador Roadster and made his way to the Unipol Arena in Bologna for the final leg of his world tour.

A different tale for Bieber

It is a more positive story than some of the previous reports of Bieber’s relationship with Lamborghini. In 2014, the pop star was arrested in the Miami area of Florida amidst allegations that he had been involved in a Ferrari versus Lamborghini race whilst under the influence. He went on to publish a photo of himself and an orange Lamborghini Huracan with the pledge that he would be driving ‘safe’.

Last year, fans were left devastated after fake reports that Bieber has been critically injured after a Lamborghini crash.

Bieber’s car collection

The "Sorry" singer is well-known for his love of cars and has owned or currently owns a diverse range of vehicles. The models with which he has been photographed in recent times include a Cadillac CTS-V, known as the Batmobile, a blacked-out Smart Car, a Fisker Karma, a 997 Porsche Turbo. a Range Rover, a Lamborghini Aventador, a Ferrari F430, a Ferrari 458 Italia, a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van and an Audi R8.

Lamborghini claims that the open-top Aventador Roadster in which Bieber left the factory is a ‘one-of-a-kind’. The company also says that it boasts an ‘exclusive’ package of technology and its piece de resistance, a carbon fibre monocoque construction.

Under the bonnet is a naturally-aspirated V12 6.5-litre engine which delivers a sprint from a standing start to 62mph in just three seconds and can manage a top speed of around 350kmh or just over 217mph.

More about the Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4v Roadster

The Roadster tips the scales at around 50kg more than its coupe sibling and yet, according to Lamborghini, the Roadster can still get around the famous Nardo test circuit in the same time. This is attributed to the fact that areas of the open-top model were redesigned in order to accommodate a 25 per cent reduction in stiffness.

It also has larger tyres than its coupe counterpart and Lamborghini's testers say this makes a slight but key different when it comes to the car’s front-end bite in turn-in. This means that it is less likely to encounter understeer at slow corners and will mitigate nervousness at the rear in fast corners.

The roof of the Roadster is made of a pair of forged carbon fibre panels, which can be removed by unlocking latches and then lifting the panels out manually. Each of the panels only weighs 3kg and they are stored under the boot bonnet. This means that there is virtually no luggage space but, in the words of its creators, people don’t buy a Roadster ‘to go shopping’.

Lamborghini claims that the car can hit its top speed whether the roof is on or off and its screaming 691bhp V12 makes it a favourite with serious petrol heads such as Bieber. The 1,625kg Roadster, priced at £288,840, also offers 507lb ft of torque, together with a four-wheel drive system.

When it comes to emissions, the environmentalists are unlikely to be impressed by its figures of 370g/km but its economy at 17.5mpg is not as poor as some people may expect.

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