Police in Italy have used a Lamborghini to transport a life-saving donor organ a distance of 480km in about two hours.
The Lamborghini Huracan V10 supercar has been on loan to Italian police since 2017 and is used to convey urgent medical deliveries when a helicopter is either not available or not suitable for the emergency assignment.
The organs are stored in a chilled container placed in the nose of the Lamborghini Huracan.
Italian police recently posted such an example on their Instagram page, after a high-speed run from Rome to Padua, covering the 480km journey in a little over two hours door-to-door. Overseas reports claim the average speed was in excess of 200km/h, but at times the Lamborghini topped 250km/h on freeway sections.
A translation of the Italian Police Instagram page said “Thanks to the Lamborghini Huracan, we delivered a donor kidney for transplant to a person in time. To save a life you don't need superpowers. Solidarity, technology and efficiency also help.”
NSW Police (and police in other states) also use highway patrol from time to time for urgent medical escorts. However, none have a Lamborghini in the fleet.
Here is the Instagram post below, with an embedded video.
Grazie alla nostra @Lamborghini Huracan abbiamo trasportato in tempo il rene di un donatore per il trapianto a una persona— Polizia di Stato (@poliziadistato) November 5, 2020
“Per salvare una vita non servono superpoteri” anche solidarietà, tecnologia ed efficienza aiutano @CNTrapianti @MinisteroSalute #essercisempre#5novembre pic.twitter.com/teUxqbMgvW