A few weeks back, the Italian state police received a call to facilitate a kidney being transported from Rome to Padua rapidly, and instead of using a police escort or get approvals for a helicopter flight, they just “threw” it in the frunk of a Lamborghini Huracan and blasted off.
The supercar then went on a nearly 300 mile (500 km) journey, which would normally take more than four hours to complete. The Huracan did it in just over two hours, averaging 145 mph (230 km/h).
After reaching Gemelli University Hospital in record time, the kidney was taken into an operating room for a life-saving surgery, reports En24.
The state police then posted the following clip on Twitter, saying that you don’t need superpowers in order to save lives, because solidarity, technology and efficiency can also get the job done.
Grazie alla nostra @Lamborghini Huracan abbiamo trasportato in tempo il rene di un donatore per il trapianto a una persona
“Per salvare una vita non servono superpoteri” anche solidarietà, tecnologia ed efficienza aiutano @CNTrapianti @MinisteroSalute #essercisempre#5novembre pic.twitter.com/teUxqbMgvW
— Polizia di Stato (@poliziadistato) November 5, 2020
There are multiple Lamborghini Huracan police vehicles in Italy, featuring recording equipment, video cameras, VHF police radio, portable fire extinguishers and of course, a refrigeration system for the luggage compartment in the front, designed specifically with organ transportation in mind.
Now, could this run have taken place with any other type of vehicle? Yes and no. There are less exotic models that can average 145 mph over that distance, say for instance a BMW 330i – doesn’t even have to be an M3. However, you still need the refrigeration system, which was obviously key here, making this Huracan an ideal choice for such a time-sensitive matter.