A Lamborghini Huracan traveled from Rome to Padua carrying a life-saving kidney for an emergency transplant. Ultimately, the car made the 480 km (300 mi) trip in just two hours. Under normal conditions, the trip would take you more than five hours to complete.
The science and other stuff to know
In 2014, the Huracan LP 610-4 was born in the factories of automobile giant Lamborghini. A supercar with outstanding features, its performance is hard to match.
It has 10 cylinders (V10) producing 602 horsepower, which can propel the car to a top speed of about 300 km/h (200 mph). It also has a seven-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive (AWD). In addition to these features, the interiors are spellbinding with a 12.3- inch full- color TFT screen which has the triple role of a tachometer, speedometer, and navigator.
The supercar also boasts a fighter-jet-like cockpit with a hinged canopy that makes one feel like a pilot rather than a driver.
The Italian highway patrol acquired the car back in 2017, and it was modified to optimize it for carrying out such lifesaving tasks. A refrigerated frunk, which is basically a trunk in the front of the car, helped in the transportation of the organs.
When the polizia delivered the kidneys, it became trending news not just because of the life-saving act and impressive speeds, but because it showed the ways in which innovation in vehicle technology is literally saving lives. To some, it may seem like the power and speeds in modern cars is unnecessary. But it’s far more than just show. The state police tweeted at the time, “To save a life you don’t need a superpower. You probably need a supercar – The Lamborghini Huracán.”
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
Currently, only Dubai and Italy police use supercars. More emergency services in more countries may need to consider using such top-end cars to efficiently satisfy their needs. Why? Because, in some situations, these cars act as an effective alternative to helicopters, which are high in cost, come with many logistics, and require exceptionally skilled individuals to operate.