Lamborghini Huracan Joins Italian Police Highway Patrol

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The Italian Police Highway Patrol has got a new toy to play with – an all-new Lamborghini Huracan Polizia. Illegal speeding just got riskier in Italy.

The Dubai Police force may have all the fancy cars which may actually make you wonder if you are in a Need for Speed video game. Their Italian counterparts may not have that much money or influence as far as inducting supercars for active police duty is concerned. But it’s the home of supercars and that’s why it’s so much rewarding to see the Lamborghini Huracan Polizia joining the Italian Police force.

Law enforcement authorities in Italy have been effectively using Lamborghini supercars for years. They used to have a couple of Gallardos in their fleet once. The supercars had multiple roles to deal with during their rather long term in service. The key one was to be a high-speed, organ and blood delivery unit – a role which those cars excelled in when it came to meeting the needs of emergency surgery cases.

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The Lamborghini Gallardo used to be called upon to engage in real-world chases too. When standard-issue cop cars couldn’t nab drivers who were way above their league in terms of speed, the Gallardo was deployed. And as expected, the car being a total eye candy and a proper attention-magnet, it was the star of promotional activities too.

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Lamborghini had donated to the Italian Police a Gallardo in 2004, a Gallardo LP 560-4 in 2008 and a Huracan LP 610-4 in 2014. 

Back to the news story, the Lamborghini Huracan Polizia was donated to the police by the exotic carmaker itself. Lamborghini’s boss, Stefano Domenicali, handed over the keys of the raging bull to Interior Minister, Senator Marco Minniti.

The patrol officers piloting the new Lamborghini Huracan Polizia will be super-cautious behind the wheel. The reason being the tragic ending of one of their police edition Gallardo cars way back in 2009. Ironically enough, the two officers on board were returning from a convention in Cremona where they had addressed students on road safety. Perhaps the careless Seat driver who pulled out of the gas station, triggering the accident should have attended the convention.

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The event also marked the transfer of the surviving (and retired) Lamborghini Gallardo Police car from the Lamborghini Museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese to the Highway Patrol Auto Museum in Rome. Speaking of the retired Gallardo, Senator Marco Minniti said,

"It did 150,000 km for us, which just goes to show it was a really well-built vehicle and it saved lives with its organ transplant trips."

Dubai Police may have snazzier cars. But the sight of a Lamborghini in police colors prowling the streets of its home turf has an appeal which just can’t be matched.

The Highway Patrol division in Rome has been in possession of a Lamborghini Huracan since 2014. The new Huracan is assigned to the Highway Patrol team in Bologna. Coated in the Italian police shade of blue, the Lamborghini Huracan Polizia has white lettering and Italian flag stripes on both sides. Pirelli tires form the footwear and they have a unique blue tint on the sidewalls. Inside, there are all the gizmos and tech that are needed to execute and document police operations. The luggage compartment has a special refrigeration system for organ transports and a defibrillator. And you thought only Bond’s Aston Martin had one of those as standard fare.

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The 610 hp, 5.2-liter V10 engine remains untouched and is capable of clocking 190mph on a fine stretch of road. Now that should be upsetting for many not-so-law-abiding citizens on the road.