Sorry Uber, but Handsome Cabs taxi company has something no one else can offer - a Lamborghini Huracan that can take their clients from Point A to Point B. This has been made official after the City of Lincoln Council granted a cab license to the Huracan, to make it available for hire if local residents wish to.
The two-door coupe is one of the first supercars to ever be granted a cab license - not just in the UK, but probably elsewhere in the world. This allows customers to order the Huracan for a trip to the train station, the shops, or any mundane errand. But what will be more practical is renting out the Lambo for weddings, business trips, or special occasions.
Handsome Cabs taxi is owned by John Bishop of West Lindsey, and his partner Jamal Parvez. The partners thought it would be something different, and that it would help their company stand out from the rest. They did mention that their target market would mostly be students going to and from proms, and of course, business people going to functions. “We had the idea about a year or so ago, and since then we’ve been determined to make it work”, said Bishop.
Luckily for the firm owners, the council’s verdict was so smooth that the Huracan should be available for the public’s use in six weeks. Within now and the time the car rolls out to the public, Bishop and Parvez must work out the pricing structure and the insurance issues of the supercar. One drawback with the Lamborghini is that there is only one seat next to the cabbie, so those who will hire it can’t enjoy the moment with his or her friends.
Councillor Cath Brothwell, chairman of the licensing committee, said that they got an “unusual application” from Handsome Cabs. They granted the license for the Huracan as a “specialist private hire vehicle, for restricted use.” She added that people are used to seeing cars like these on TV and in movies, but not on Firth Road and Flaxengate.
While we applaud the innovative efforts, we don’t believe that this would set a trend for other supercars to follow suit. And don’t expect the black taxis in the UK to be wiped out soon. But we think it’s a cool that anyone can ride a supercar without having to purchase one.
The £155,000 supercar boasts a 602 horsepower engine, producing a top speed of 200 miles per hour, and hitting 60 from a standstill in only 3.4 seconds. This could very well be anyone’s fastest taxi ever ridden. In fact, it’s so quick you may get to your destination in half the time - lucky for Lincolnshire residents.