Italian Police Cars

Have you seen what the Italian police have been driving lately? You will be swept off your feet when you read about the latest Italian police cars to hit the streets of Italy’s major cities.

Not everybody can afford their dream car. One of the ways however in which you can get the chance to drive around in one of the finest super cars of the world is by joining the Italian police. The importance of equipping the police force with adequate transport vehicles cannot be denied. Lately however European nations seem to be going over the edge by providing their police force with cars that much of the normal public can only dream of owning. Up until a few years ago the Italian police was mainly equipped with Italian made cars. The Alfa Romeo Giulia was the most popularly used vehicle by the police force of Italy. Generally police cars are nick named panther in Italy.

The Italian police driving the public’s dream car

Today the Italian police force has the privilege of having the Lamborghini Gallardo as their official trouble time car. This is a brand name that most of us have only heard of and only the rich and the famous have had the honor of owning and driving. If you are part of the police however you can get the chance to drive this mean machine. Not only do you get to drive it you will probably get to test it for its money, none of which you had to pay, when you take on a chase in the Lamborghini Gallardo.

The Lamborghini Gallardo has been donated to the Italian police in honor of its 152nd anniversary. The Lamborghini Gallardo has a V10 engine that can give you a top speed of 190 mph and a maximum power of 500 bhp. The police version of the car has been especially painted in the official colors of the Italian state police. Furthermore the Lamborghini features a siren and flashing lights on the roof which are essentials of a police car. This is without a doubt the first time the Italian police will be using a Lamborghini as their official car.

The basic use of the Gallardo is restricted to emergency situations in which the traffic police have the need for speed. The Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway in Southern Italy is the region where you will find the Lamborghini to be stationed on duty. It comes endowed with all the traditional Italian police equipment like the Provida system which is a facility that records traffic violations in pictorial forms. The system is directly linked with the police database and the Elsag Auto detector system that recognizes the number plates.

The Gallardo also comes equipped with the essential first aid equipment that a police car must have. This includes defibrillator apparatus which is used to perform electrocardiograms, the facility to diagnose arterial pressure and oxygen level in the blood. When human organs and plasma have to be transported the Italian police will make use of the Lamborghini Gallardo. The fact that this particular model by Lamborghini is a permanent four wheel drive means that the police will be able to use it irrespective of the weather conditions. The special snow tires will also help them keep on the road in the winters. Thinking of joining the Italian police force yet? Shouldn’t be such a hard decision to make after all!

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