As various industries put aside their current woes, to rally and join the fight against Covid-19, Automobili Lamborghini has also stepped in to lend a hand. The Italian luxury sports car manufacturer has converted departments within its super sports car production plant in Sant’Agata Bolognese, to focus on producing surgical masks, and protective plexiglass shields.
All medical devices produced by Lamborghini will go through validation tests by the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences. The overall production has also received approval and support by the Emilia-Romagna Region, and will be carried out in collaboration with the University of Bologna. According to Lamborghini, the produced surgical masks will be donated to the Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna, to assist those fighting against the pandemic on the front-lines.
Who’s behind this solidarity initiative? Automobili Lamborghini’s team of personnel in charge of the saddlery that produces all interiors — along with specialty customisation for Lamborghini cars — have mobilised, coming together to make up to 1000 surgical masks a day. Alongside the masks, 200 medical shields are being produced daily, using 3D printers in the carbon fiber production plant, as well as the Research and Development Department.
Every evening, Lamborghini also lights up its iconic headquarters in Sant’Agata Bolognese, in the vibrant colours of the Italian flag — a sign of unity, hope, and support as the nation joins hands to push through these dark hours.
As Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini, put it “We will win this battle together by working in union, supporting those who are at the forefront of fighting this pandemic every day.”