Lamborghini's records make the brand 'a paragon of excellence'

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Lamborghini said its numerous records and firsts continue to place itself as "a paragon of excellence and innovation in the automotive world." So, the Italian auto marque listed seven of those records.  

1. Lamborghini won the 24 Hours of Daytona in the GTD class three consecutive times

Lamborghini cars have raced successfully in international championships dedicated to GT3 cars, with victories at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2018, 2019, and 2020. That made the Sant’Agata Bolognese the world’s only car manufacturer to win the prestigious American endurance race for three years in a row.

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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 

In March 2021, with a top speed of 298kph and average speed from a standing start of 114kph over 1,000 meters, Lamborghini’s super SUV achieved the speed record on the ice of Lake Baikal in Russia during the “Days of Speed.” 

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Andrey Leontyev, who holds 18 records, piloted the Urus to those speeds despite the reduced traction from the ice and the strong wind gusts.

3. Urus was the first SUV with wheels up to 23 inches. 

With available wheels whose sizes range from 21 to 23 inches, the Urus offers a maximum size that no other vehicle in the same segment had ever offered before.

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4. Record for organ transport by car in the Huracán Polizia

In December 2020, the Huracán Polizia was used for the urgent transport of a kidney destined for transplant. The kidney was picked up and transported from Padua to the Gemelli University Hospital in Rome. The 489-kilometer journey was covered in just over two hours, at an average speed of 233kph.

In normal driving conditions, it would take about five hours to complete a journey of such distance.

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The Huracán Polizia is part of the fleet of the Italian Highway Patrol since 2017.  As medical assistance vehicle, the car's front luggage compartment houses special refrigerated equipment for the urgent transport of organs. For emergencies, the equipment also includes a defibrillator. 

5. Lamborghini was the first automaker to introduce Amazon Alexa comprehensive control system. 

In early 2021, Lamborghini became the first automaker to integrate Amazon Alexa for comprehensive in-car control of the vehicle. Amazon Alexa Integration joins Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Web Radio on the Huracán 2021 models equipped with the ‘’Smartphone Interface and Connected Services’’ option.

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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.  

6. Lamborghini was the first CO2-neutral automotive company certified by DNV since 2015

Lamborghini pursues an environmental sustainability strategy called “Direzione Cor Tauri.” It is a comprehensive approach that encompasses the product, the Sant’Agata Bolognese site, the production lines, and the offices.

 

The site's area of 160,000 square meters has been certified CO2 neutral by DNV, an international accredited registrar and classification organization. 

7. Lamborghini was the first automaker to research carbon fiber materials in outer space.

Automobili Lamborghini is the first automaker in the world to carry out research on carbon fiber materials aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The launch of the Northrop Grumman Antares from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia took place in 2019, with the mission to take a series of composite material samples produced by Lamborghini to the ISS.

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The tests aim to analyze the response of five different composite materials produced by Lamborghini to the extreme stresses generated by the space environment. 

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