An intrepid Italian police officer got a cool task, Jalopnik reports: cover 300 miles in just two hours, while driving an official police-issued Lamborghini Huracán, to deliver a donor kidney.
That’s an average speed of 143 mph, cutting a six hour journey from Rome to Padua to a mere third of its usual time.
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
A video uploaded by the Italy’s national police force to Twitter earlier this month shows the baby blue hypercar being loaded up with the fragile donor organ.
The kidney, protected inside a cooler, had to go into the vehicle’s tiny front trunk — or, in the lingo a “frunk” — because the ten cylinder, 600 horsepower monster of an engine takes over most of the rear of the vehicle.
“‘To save a life you don’t need superpowers,’” read the tweet.
The vehicle, which can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds and tops out at 202 mph, usually serves as a patrol vehicle and joined the force in 2017, according to Jalopnik.
The interior is kitted out with what you’d usually find inside such a car: a police computer, some lights and other equipment.