It’s not everyday that you see a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 do a bunch of smokey donuts, but this is even more unusual, for a couple of reasons. This is no ordinary Gallardo but an Italian State Police, car, with "Polizia" livery, a number plate recognition system and a lightbar on the roof. And the guy thrashing this Lambo is an actual Italian policeman, not a racing driver. The short donut session didn’t take place in traffic but on a wide stretch of asphalt near a circuit, where the Gallardo’s livery, lightbar and police siren probably scared the bejezus out of regular track participants.

Over the years, Lamborghini has donated a number of Gallardos to the Italian police, but its most recent donation consisted of that model’s replacement, the Huracan LP610-4. Don’t be quick to judge though, as Lamborghini cop cars are not just for show, but are also used for real police work, and then some. For example, the car is fitted with a defribillator, and the trunk compartment is equipped with a refrigeration system for the transportation of donor organs, for when the defibrillator doesn’t do the job.

It is said that only 30 police officers are permitted to drive the Gallardo Polizia models, and it seems that at least one of them is a fan of hooning the Lambo as hard as its carmaker intended. As long as he keeps it on the track and not on public roads, there shouldn’t be any problem with that. Until his boss sees the tire requisition form, that is.

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Police Car

2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia
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