Remember the Lamborghini Huracan airplane chaperone at the Bologna airport in Italy? The Italian supercar maker has just renewed its partnership with the Guglielmo Marconi Airport for the seventh time since 2013, and this time round, with a shiny new Huracan Evo.
Just as before, the new ‘Follow Me’ Lamborghini Huracan Evo will be used to lead aircraft taxiing to the airport runway or to their parking stands, until January 7th of 2022. Sounds like a pretty short tenure for the new Italian bull, but I guess that’s just part of the knock-on effect of Covid-19.
Anyway, The Huracan Evo chaperone car is dressed in a livery specially designed by Lamborghini Centro Stile, featuring a chequered design in Arancione Matte, on top of a base colour of Verde Turbine Matte.
Lamborghini says the design of the livery is inspired by the operational vehicles in aircraft manoeuvring areas. Completing the exterior is the “Follow Me in Our Beautiful Country” slogan on the sides, highlighted by the colours of the Italian flag.
Other modifications are for operational purposes, such as the flashing warning lights on top of the roof, as well as a radio system connected directly to the airport control tower.
But aside from that, the car is pretty much a standard Lamborghini Huracan Evo, which means it’s also powered by a5.2-litre naturally-aspirated V10 engine that’s capable of sending 640 hp and 600 Nm to the wheels.
Century sprint in the Huracan Evo takes just 2.9 seconds, before hitting top speeds of over 340 km/h – though the Follow Me car will probably spend the majority of its time puttering along the airport tarmac, and never unleashing all 640 hp of its Italian fury.
We’ve actually seen one of these Lamborghini aeroplane chaperone in action ourselves – here’s to hoping we’ll be able to catch this one in action, soon!