Lamborghini Huracán Becomes The First Supercar In The U.K. To Be Licensed As A Taxi
It’s not exactly the cheapest ride around town either.by Robert Moore, on
Imagine calling for a cab and having a car that can do better than 200 mph show up in your driveway. Sounds pretty crazy, right? Well, it is, but it’s also a possibility if you live in the U.K. According to The Sun, the council that issued the private hire cab license has said that the car is the first supercar in the U.K. to be licensed as a taxi. Of course, if you do decide to hire the green Lambo as a taxi, don’t expect to pay your everyday cab fare. A 90-minute ride in this bad boy will set you back £349, or $504 at current conversion rates. That’s a pretty expensive ride to the grocery store, but hey at least you’ll get there nice and fast.
Before you lose your mind trying to figure out why someone would list something like the Huracán as a taxi, there is a pretty good story as to how the owner of the car got to this point. It all started out as a nothing more than the owner given her cousin a ride to her prom. Heidi Warke – the owner of the Huracán and co-owner of Special Wedding Cars—said, “We thought about taking customers to their proms and after looking into it realized you had to have a taxi license. It now means people can hire the car for whatever they like – if they want to come home from shopping in it, they can. Although I don’t think they will fit much in the boot!”
So, the owner of the car didn’t exactly set out to turn the Huracán into a taxi, but due to laws regarding cars for hire in the U.K., the car had to be licensed as a taxi. So, at least there is a good reason that the car is licensed as a cab. However, if you’re running late to your next big meeting or your flight out of town, you might want to call on Special Wedding Cars, as they can clearly get you there faster. For those of you who don’t know, the Lamborghini Huracán has a 5.2-liter V-10 that delivers 610 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque. It hits 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of 211 mph.
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Why it Matters
So, for you Lambo purists out there that are still losing your minds, don’t stress too much. The company isn’t expecting to offer the Huracán like your everyday taxi cab. The company has a number of unusual vehicles on offer, including London buses, Del Boy’s Reliant Regal, and even a Volkswagen Camper Van that also get the “car for hire” treatment for different special occasions. So, with that said, the taxi-licensed Huracán won’t get the type of abuse and neglect that normal taxis get. Plus, I’m pretty sure you won’t be seeing the traditional “TAXI” sign on the roof anytime soon. The fact that the car is licensed as a taxicab is just the result of odd circumstances, but it sure does make for an interesting story.
Read our full review of the 2015-2016 Lamborghini Huracán here.
Source: The Sun