Upgrade for Italy's traffic police?

A few traffic cops policing southern Italy's motorways may get to drive the force's latest and greatest "patrol vehicle" – a Lamborghini Gallardo.

    Regular police cars not big on looks or speed

    A gift from one of the most famous sports car manufacturers, the blue and white vehicle was presented complete with flashing blue lights and a siren.

    With a top speed of 309kph, it should have the edge in any chase on the Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway.

    However, the car is just as likely to be used for emergency deliveries such as human organs for transplant.

    The sleek two-seater was put on display in Rome at a police event before entering service on the notorious motorway in the south.

    It is a six-speed luxury vehicle with a 500-horsepower engine designed to go from zero to 100kph in four seconds.

    Donated by the Lamborghini factory in Bologna, its list price is $165,000, probably making it unlikely that the Italian police force will actually buy any for its fleet.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Cricket World Cup 2019 Quiz: How many runs can you score?

    Pick your team and answer as many correct questions in three minutes.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Remembering Chernobyl

    Remembering Chernobyl

    The fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion remains as politicised as ever, 28 years on.