PortandTerminal.com, November 14, 2020
File this story under extreme emergency medical logistics with speed and with style.
ROME – Averaging 145 miles per hour, the Italian State Police delivered a donor kidney last week from Rome to Padua—a journey of more than 300 miles—in around two hours. The Lamborghini Huracan they used, which was specially modified for such tasks with a refrigerated trunk, was obtained by the Italian police back in 2017.
Speedy organ delivery isn’t this Lambo’s only job, though. In fact, it’s a regular patrol vehicle for the department with lights, a police computer and other equipment necessary to perform traffic stops and arrests. Luckily for other speeders, it was too busy flying down the road for officers to check their radar guns.
It’s unclear why a helicopter or something of the sort wasn’t used, as that would’ve likely been even faster. Perhaps none were available, or there would’ve been a delay to get one. That’s not to say this wasn’t an effective use of the Huracan’s 5.2-liter, 602-horsepower V10, though. If anything, it’s probably one of the best ways to use a supercar.
The Italian State Police actually has a few Huracans for situations like these, and they’re also outfitted with a refrigerated frunk for transporting organs or other temperature-sensitive medical supplies. The vehicles also have defibrillators on board, making them much more than just a loud way to give tickets to speeding Italian motorists.
The police in Italy are not alone in using high-powered sports cars for official business that require speed. Police in Dubai also use Lamborghinis, and also have a Bugatti Veyron at their disposal — just one of their 14-strong fleet of supercars . In Germany the police include Porsche vehicles in their stable of high-performance vehicles.
With reporting by TheDrive.com
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