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 in 2017.
The kidney's high-speed journey began in Rome, which is nestled in the center of Italy. It was then transported to Gemelli University Hospital in the northern city of Padua. Google Maps estimates that this journey would take at least five hours in normal conditions, the Drive reports.
High-speed organ delivery isn't the police Lambo's only job. It's a regular patrol vehicle for the department with lights, a police computer and other equipment necessary to perform traffic stops.
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