Visiting Italy soon? Don't be surprised if you suddenly see a Lamborghini Huracan speeding down the runway of the Gugliemo Marconi Airport in Bologna.
That's because Lamborghini recently extended its collaboration with the said airport by providing a new 'Follow-Me' Huracan. We're not kidding, the House of The Raging Bull has indeed lent one of their mid-engine sports cars to serve as a guide for incoming aircraft.
According to Lamborghini, this is the sixth time that they have collaborated with the Gugliemo Marconi Airport. From its namesake, this particular Lambo' serves two purposes. For starters, it leads aircrafts towards the parking stand. On the other hand, the Huracan also guides the airplane as it taxis out to the runway.
Unlike typical Huracans out on the road, this one sports a unique exterior finish. Designed by Lamborghini Centro Sile, the 'Follow-Me' Huracan wears an orange livery complete with body graphics. With it, this Lamborghini essentially has the same colors as the other vehicles that move around the airport. It even has the Italian flag on both doors, roof, and front / rear intakes.
This Huracan is also equipped with an orange lightbar mounted on the roof, and a radio that is directly connected to the control tower that can relay instructions and information to the driver.
Powering the Follow-Me Huracan is the familiar 5.2-liter, naturally aspirated V10. No modifications here as the rear-wheel drive LP580-2 Huracan produces 580 PS along with 533 Nm of torque. Mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, it can sprint from 0 – 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds and reach a top speed of around 320 km/h.
While the Huracan will never be as quick as a jumbo jet on takeoff, at least its quick enough to actually help airplane pilots during taxiing or when it has to park.