Italian police races at 143mph to deliver life-saving kidney

Reaching speeds of up to 230kph (143mph) officers drove their blue and white-colored Lamborghini Huracian LP610-4 from the northern town of Padova, 500 kilometers (310 miles) down south to a hospital in Rome, according to

Police tweeted a video of the journey from start to finish. 

The officers had left at 10.30 a.m. in the morning and they arrived two hours later — a journey that would normally take about six hours.

Police said: “Thanks to our Lamborghini Huracan, we delivered a donor kidney for transplant to a person in time, ‘to save a life you don’t need superpowers’ solidarity, technology and efficiency also help.”

The police department had answered the call for help as local authorities found themselves unable to deliver the organ quickly enough.

They managed to get the kidney there on time to doctors desperately waiting to carry out surgery on a patient. 

The primary function of the police Lamborghini is to move transplant organs, plasma and vaccines across the country and not get involved in high-speed car chases.

It can go from 0-100 kph (0-62mph) in only 3.2 seconds and can reach a maximum speed of 325 kph (201 mph).

It is also equipped with a special cold box to transport organs.

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