Supercars are mostly regarded as recreational vehicles, mainly designed to provide speed and driving pleasure, rather than as any form of practical transportation. But in the high-speed, high-pressure aviation world, a supercar may be the perfect working vehicle—even if it has no wings, or, you know, flying.
This is why Lamborghini announced the renewal of the contract, supplying follower cars to Guglielmo Marconi Airport in its hometown of Bologna for the seventh time.This Hurricane Evo Following a series of Aventador and Huracán, it replayed the role of last year.
As before, the car will assume the key task of guiding the aircraft in and out of the apron and taxiway. To ensure that it attracts the attention of pilots, Hurácan received the unique Arancione Matt (orange) and Verde Turbine Matt (green) checkered paintings designed by Lamborghini Centro Stile Design Studio.
Finishing the look is the “Follow Me in Our Beautiful Country” script and the Italian tricolor on the door, while the flashing roof lights add some extra visibility. A radio system is also installed to ensure that the driver always keeps in touch with the airport control tower.
Mechanically, Huracán Evo seems to be left alone, which of course is a good thing. That’s because the car is powered by a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10, which can produce 640 hp at 8,000 rpm and 600 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. Equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive, it only takes 2.9 seconds to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h, and the top speed exceeds 325 km/h. I hope this will be fast enough to keep up with (air) traffic.
As travel restrictions related to the pandemic begin to relax around the world, it is hoped that Rambo will be used more than last year. The new agreement will last until January 7, after which the Evo may be replaced by a faster version of the Huracán-or maybe another brand new model?