The chances of criminals or speed demons escaping police just got a lot slimmer in Northern Italy. Earlier this week, the keys to a brand-new Lamborghini Huracán were delivered to Interior Minister Marco Minniti in a Rome ceremony. The 200-mph Supercar is actually the second Lamborghini that the Italy Highway Patrol has in its vehicular arsenal; the first one was delivered in 2015.
The pale blue Huracán Polizia isn’t your average Huracán—if there is such a thing. The IHP’s version features the normal police trappings: a tablet/computer, sirens, gun holster, portable extinguisher, VHF police radio and decals, but it is what’s under the hood that is the most impressive. The new Huracán boasts a 610-hp engine capable of going 0-60 in 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 210 mph.
In addition to chasing bad guys around Bologna, the Huracán Polizia vehicle will be used to transport blood and organs in emergency situations. They will be carried in an integrated refrigerator unit in the cargo area, which also holds emergency medical supplies and a defibrillator.
Ironically, the Huracán Polizia is replacing a faster vehicle in the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4, which has a top speed of 230 mph. The Gallardo—which was used for emergency medical runs and to patrol roads in central and southern Italy—was donated to the Italian Police Force in 2009.
Even with two $200,000 vehicles in the stable, Italy’s police do not have the most expensive law enforcement rides in the world. In England, the police fleet boasts a $250,000 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti and a 670-hp Gallardo. German police have access to perhaps the meanest Benz known to man in the Mercedes Benz Brabus Rocket CLS. It boasts a $580,000 price tag.
Finally, it should come as no surprise that Dubai, the extravagance capital of the world, has the most expensive police fleet in the world. The UAE territory’s police officers have their pick of a Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari FF, Aston Martin One-77 and Bentley Continental GT and a $4 million Bugati Veyron. Oh, and a Chevy Camaro SS, of course.
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