Lamborghini: the recent records and firsts you might not know about. From motorsport victories to the first automotive tests in space
Sant’Agata Bolognese, August 27, 2021 – Numerous records and firsts continue to confirm Automobili Lamborghini as a paragon of excellence and innovation in the automotive world.
1. Lamborghini is the only automaker to win the 24 Hours of Daytona in the GTD class three consecutive times
For many years, Lamborghini cars have raced successfully in the most prestigious international championships dedicated to GT3 cars. The House of Sant’Agata Bolognese is the world’s only car manufacturer to win the prestigious American endurance race for three years in a row. Moreover, Lamborghini is the only manufacturer to have two consecutive wins, in 2018 and 2019, in both the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring, races that together form the legendary “36 Hours of Florida”
2. Urus speed record on the ice of Russia’s Lake Baikal during the “Days of Speed”
In March 2021, with a top speed of 298 km/h and average speed from a standing start of 114 km/h over 1000 meters, Lamborghini’s Super SUV achieved the speed record on the ice of Lake Baikal in Russia during the “Days of Speed”, a record officially endorsed by the RAF (Russian Automobile Federation) recognized by the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile).
3. Urus, the first SUV with wheels up to 23’’
Since its debut, the Lamborghini Urus Super SUV has created a new segment in the luxury car market and set a benchmark in terms of power, performance, driving dynamics, design, luxury, and everyday usability.
4. Record for organ transport by car: 489 km in just over 2 hours to transport an organ at 233 km/h
In December 2020, the Huracán Polizia was used for the urgent transport of a kidney destined for transplant. The 489-kilometer journey was covered by the men in uniform in just over two hours, at an average speed of 233 km/h . It was an incredible result if we consider that in normal driving conditions it would take about five hours to complete a journey of this distance, and this extraordinary performance takes on especially important value in relation to the nobility of the mission accomplished. The Huracán Polizia, part of the fleet of the Italian Highway Patrol since 2017, is used for carrying out patrol, rescue and medical transport services. The livery is completed by a tricolor band that runs along both sides of the car. For this purpose, the front luggage compartment houses special refrigerated equipment for the urgent transport of organs for transplantation.
5. Automobili Lamborghini, the first automaker to introduce a comprehensive control system integrated with Amazon Alexa
In early 2021, Automobili Lamborghini became the first automaker to integrate Amazon Alexa for comprehensive in-car control of the vehicle. In the Huracán EVO, drivers can adjust functions such as climate control, ambient light and seat heating, as well as control navigation, telephone calls and entertainment with just a simple "Alexa" voice command, so the driver can remain focused on the road. Alexa is also integrated into the LDVI (Lamborghini Integrated Vehicle Dynamics) system in the four-wheel drive Huracán EVO.
6. Lamborghini, the first CO2-neutral automotive company certified by DNV since 2015
It is a comprehensive approach that embraces not only the product but also the Sant’Agata Bolognese site, the production lines and the offices. The total area of 160,000 square meters has been certified CO2 neutral since 2015, an accomplishment that was maintained also following the doubling of the production site in recent years.
Oct 14, 2021 at 18:47