Italian Police get new Lamborghini to catch speeding driversYou wouldn't want to try and outrun one of these...
Would you try and outrun the police if they were chasing you in a Lamborghini? We didn’t think so, and neither do the Italian police force who have just been given a brand new Lamborghini Huracan.
The Huracan has a top speed of 190mph (300km) and can reach 100km in just 3.2 seconds. The keys were given to the Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti and will soon be on the roads in northern Italy.
The supercar will be used for a variety of tasks including making urgent deliveries of blood or organs as well as being used to patrol the highways of Bologna.
The Lamborghini comes with the all-wheel drive and aluminium-carbon fiber hybrid chassis as standard, but also comes with a few extras to make sure it is well-equipped to fight crime. These include an on-board police tablet computer, a standard cop-issue gun holster, portable extinguisher and a police radio. There will also be a built in defibrillator and a special refrigeration system for its organ transporting duties. It also comes with police decals and will be in the official colour of the Italian police, a medium blue. Pretty cool, right?
However, this isn’t the first supercar to patrol the streets of Italy, with the 2009 Gallardo being used in the past for emergency transplant operations and blood supplies needed at accident sites. It was also used for those excessively speeding and for promotional activities. The Gallardo will be retired when the Hurcan hits the roads, and it will be put in the police car museum in Rome.
Lamborghini’s boss, Stefano Domenicali, told The Guardian “We are very proud to continue our collaboration with the police and to be able to contribute to bringing the forces of law and order closer to the people.”
Interestingly, Italy aren’t the only country to use supercars to help enforce the law. In Dubai, the police force boast an incredible line up of cars including a bespoke Aston Martin, a Bentley Continental GT, Porsche Panamera’s and BMW i8’s. Oh, and Bugatti Veyron.
Unfortunately, we doubt we’ll be seeing the Met driving any of those any time soon.
While we hope the Lamborghini Huracan won’t have to be put into action very often, we can’t deny it would be impressive to watch.
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