TAXI! Driver get me to the airport…and step on it!
If you try that in Lincoln today you might get more than you bargained for.
Because they have the world’s fastest mini-cab, a £155k Lamborghini Huracan which has a top speed of 200mph.
That’s not Uber, it’s uber-quick.
With 602bhp at its mercy, the two-door coupe can hit 60mph in a breathtaking 3.4 seconds.
The flash motor has been licenced by the City of Lincoln Council for use by Handsome Cabs taxi company.
Customers can order the Huracan for a trip to the shops or train stations or as a luxury lift home following a hot date in a restaurant or club.
Punters can also hire the Lambo for special occasions – such as prom nights, weddings or business trips.
John Bishop, 53, of West Lindsey, Lincs, who runs the company alongside Jamal Parvez, 39, said: “We just thought it would be something a bit different, really.
“We had the idea about a year or so ago, and since then we’ve been determined to make it work.
“We think it’s something that’s going to help make us stand out.
“I would envision it mostly being used by students going to and from proms, and for business people going to functions.”
One slight problem is there’s just one seat next to the cabbie so you won’t be able to enjoy the ride with pals.
The local council’s decision was so swift that the firm is six weeks from pushing out the Huracan for public use.
Bishop added: “Between now and then we have to decide on a pricing structure and sort out the complex issue of insurance. ”
Councillor Cath Brothwell, chairman of the council’s licensing committee, said: “Our committee received an unusual application from Handsome Cabs and have granted a licence for their Lamborghini Huracan as a specialist private hire vehicle, for restricted use.
“It is certainly an impressive vehicle and one which will no doubt turn many heads around the streets of Lincoln and beyond.
“People will be used to seeing cars like this in The Fast and Furious, but not so much on Firth Road and Flaxengate.
“We wish the company every success with this vehicle.”