Italian police have used a specially adapted Lamborghini supercar to deliver two kidneys to donor patients hundreds of kilometres apart.
“Travelling on the motorway to deliver the most beautiful Christmas present – life,” they said in a statement posted on social media, alongside a picture of a medical cool box in a purpose-built compartment at the front of the Huracán.
“Thanks to the state police’s special Father Christmas, two people have received the gift of a kidney.”
The organs were driven from Padua in Italy’s north-east to hospitals in Modena and then Rome.
The Lamborghini Huracán, which has a top speed of 300km/h (190mph) and the capacity to go from 0-100kmh in 3.2 seconds, was a 2017 gift to police from the luxury carmaker. It was assigned to highway patrol in Bologna, northern Italy, for use in both normal police operations and the urgent transport of blood and organs.