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Airplanes to Chase a Lamborghini Huracan Down the Runway in Bologna, Italy

Imagine landing on an airport in Bologna, Italy, and the first thing you see, provided you are seated in the right place, is a bright yellow Lamborghini Huracan. It doesn’t belong to some rich guy coming to pick up his sweetheart, and they’re not shooting a movie. It’s just an airport car.
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A particular Huracan RWD must have pulled the short straw and was selected by Lamborghini to become a Follow-Me car for the planes landing or departing the runways of the Guglielmo Marconi Airport in Bologna.

Such a job is perhaps the biggest punishment for a car this caliber. We’re not sure for how long the Huracan will be doing this, but for the entire duration it will have exactly zero opportunities to put the 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10 engine to work.

Because on average taxi speeds for airplanes are maximum 35 mph (56 kph), the entire troop of 580 horsepower will die a slow, agonizing death.

For the people in the planes and airports though, seeing the car on the tarmac will certainly be a spectacle.

And not only because seeing a Lambo guiding airplanes in an airport is as rare sights as they get, but also because the thing sticks out like a sore thumb.

The paint on the car’s body is orange, so that pilots could see it better, and the entire surface is covered in tattoos meant to depict “typical machines maneuvering in the airport areas.” The carmaker even threw in the Italian flag in there, using it on the doors, roof, front and rear intakes.

This Huracan is not your average supercar, as it has been fitted with an orange light-bar on the roof and stickers reading Follow Me. Also, there’s a radio inside, permanently connected to the control tower, so no mishaps take place during operation on the runway.

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