Another Italian performance car turned police car

One thing this world doesn’t have is a shortage of Italian performance cars that have been turned into police vehicles. This includes nearly the entire Lamborghini lineup, including the Huracán LP610-4 Polizia, Lamborghini Aventador Polizia, and Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia. Maserati has also gotten in on the action with the Maserati GranCabrio Politie, and don’t forget about Ferrari’s FF Beverly Hills Police Officers Association Ball Edition. Now, Alfa Romeo joins the ranks with the Giulia QV Caraninieri.

So, big deal – it’s just another sporty Italian cop car, right? Well not really, because this car probably won’t be pulling anybody over anytime soon. The whole purpose of these new Giulia QV police car is to transport things like organs or blood for medical emergencies, and it will also serve as a ceremonial escort car for the police department. So, if you see one of these bad boys hauling ass towards you, don’t worry; it’s probably not coming for you – well unless you need a kidney anyway.

Despite the fact that it won’t be used to chase down criminals like some of the other Italian beasts turned police cruisers, it has still been fitted with all the goodies of other police cars. Inside the car is equipped with the necessary radios, LED flashlights, computer system, and even a portable defibrillator. On the outside it has the standard police department markings, including the “Carabinieri” decal across the side, and that light bar on top that we all hate to see so much.

Alfa Romeo didn’t mention whether or not the car is equipped with an up-rated engine or other things to give it an edge, but it’s not all that important. In stock form, the twin-turbo V-6 delivers a shocking 505 horsepower. That’s enough to get Giulia up to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds, so just in case one does try to pull you over, you might want to stop. It will probably catch you if you don’t.

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Why it matters

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Joins Italian Police Fleet High Resolution Exterior
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Normally I don’t pay too much attention to performance cars turned police cruisers. These days, it’s so common for a Lambo or some other supercar to be given the police treatment that it just seems boring anymore. Sure, maybe they are needed in places like the middle east where the supercar market is huge, but I don’t see a need for police to have that much power at their disposal to issue speeding tickets. That’s what makes the Giulia police car so cool, though. Since it will be used for a good reason, like delivering much-needed blood and organs, it doesn’t come off as such a huge waste of money.

On another note, only certain officers will be able to drive these new police cars. According to Alfa Romeo’s press release, a small number of officers will be chosen to participate in a safe driving course. The course will be held at the circuit of Varano de Melegari and will be administered by Alfa Romeo instructors.

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the Alfa Romeo Giulia QV here.

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