HK$6.3m thoroughbred gets crowd and engines roaring at Happy Valley high-powered launch

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 18 October, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 18 October, 2011, 12:00am


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The Happy Valley Racecourse was the highly appropriate venue for Lamborghini to unveil its Aventador LP 700-4 - a car with a top speed of 350km/h. But stationed amid a bevy of models and car fanatics on Friday night, the V12 boy toy seemed tethered, its potential on pause.

As Albert Wong, director of Lamborghini Hong Kong, Andrea Baldi and James Page (also from Lamborghini) greeted guests, actor Sam Chan Yu-sum and actress Vivien Yeo Siew Hui were spotted on stage, while model Deborah Valdez, socialite Mira Yeh and others sauntered in to gape at the HK$6.3 million sports car. Club owner Xuan Mu was seen posing with a coterie of gal pals and there was the usual stream of models.

Our vote for best dressed of the night, however, goes to Yeh, decked head to toe in Lanvin. 'I'd love to own my own Lamborghini, its such a beautiful, powerful car,' she said. 'But I'd have mine in orange, not in white, with flames going along the side! A little too clich?d? Well, maybe just in orange then.'

The Lamborghini owners' brotherhood (there are over 100 on Hong Kong Island alone) was out in force. If Happy Valley residents were rudely awakened by roars well into the night, it was these car-owning comrades heading home in top gear.