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.
The Italian State Police’s 2015 Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 police car is an actual law enforcement vehicle. It comes with all the bells and whistles of a police cruiser, and it even has the iconic blue Polizia livery. Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann personally handed the keys of the Huracan to the Italian State Police in May 2014.
Meanwhile, Lamborghini Palm Beach also has a 2015 Huracan dressed up in the Polizia livery, right down to the two-color scheme and the lightweight light bar resting comfortably on the roof of the car. The only difference is this Huracan isn’t an actual police car, but a regular model that just so happened to sport the same livery as the real thing in Italy.
Since private citizens of the U.S. can actually own Italian police-themed state vehicles, Lamborghini Palm Beach isn’t breaking any laws by giving one of its Huracans the iconic Polizia livery of the Italian State Police. But not a lot of people know about this little rule so naturally, the Lambo dealer, with the help of YouTube channel CAFE SpA, sought the good people of Palm Beach, Florida to see whether they know a thing or two about the Huracan Polizia.
Not surprisingly, some people immediately spotted the difference and pointed out that the Huracan wasn’t an actual police vehicle. It’s in the U.S., after all, so it doesn’t make sense for the supercar to be making the rounds in Palm Beach when it’s supposed to be doing the same thing in, say, Rome or Milan. Others, though, were less sure about the car, not knowing exactly what it is and what it’s doing in Palm Beach.
But one thing was clear from this little exercise: nobody could take their eyes off of this Huracan and understandably so because you don’t often see Lamborghinis dressed up like this unless you’re in Italy or Dubai.
Somewhere in Italy, there is a very lucky State Police Officer whose new cruiser is this Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 dressed in Polizia livery. In a ceremony held today in Rome, Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann handed over the Huracán’s keys to the Italian State Police.
This isn’t the first Lamborghini we’ve seen hit the beat with the Italian fuzz, but it is certainly the freshest, best looking iteration we’ve ever beheld. The new Huracán, and a second likely on its way, replaces the Gallardos used by the government since 2004 and 2008.
Though the Lambo is really going into active duty, the police will generally be using the $240,000 car to keep the peace and security on Italian roads by generating awareness for accident and crime prevention. And in a land where supercars are born, the Huracan serves as an important messenger to all those would-be crooks looking to break the law in a high-speed game of hot pursuit. With a top speed of 202 mph and a 0-to-62 time of just 3.2 seconds, there are very few cars able to outrun it.
Then again, no matter how fast the bad guys run, they can’t outrun a radio.
Click past the jump to read more about the standard Lamborghini Huracan.
The Los Angeles Police Department is proud to show off this police-decked Lamborghini Gallardo, complete with the department’s traditional black-and-white paint and “To Protect and to Serve” written on its sides. If you want to get a glimpse of the LAPD Lambo, as it is affectionately known, the car is scheduled ot make an appearance at the Los Angeles County Air Show at Fox Field in Lancaster on March 21st through 22nd.
In case you’re wondering, though, that’s as far as the extent of the LAPD’s use of the Gallardo. The police-dressed Gallardo isn’t exactly going to be added to the LAPD’s fleet and chase bad guys down the 101 Freeway.
The Gallardo is actually owned by Nathalie and Travis Marg of Light Source 1, Inc, both of whom generously donated the use of their Lamborghini to serve charitable events for the LAPD Air Support Team. Among its first stops is the aforementioned LA County Air Show later this week and after that, you can expect to see the LAPD Lambo to make more publicity stunts in the future for the department.
Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Gallardo.
There’s something to be said for a country that doesn’t lack in wealthy people to have a police department with a patrol car like this.
In yet another example of Dubai’s fascination for high-priced exotic cars, the country’s police department has taken delivery of a patrol car unlike any other: a Lamborghini Aventador.
Now, understand. Supercar’s aren’t that uncommon in Dubai so it might be a good idea for the police to go after these exotics with an exotic of its own. You know, to “level the playing the field.”
But that doesn’t take away from the bombastic nature of having a 700-horsepower Italian supercar with a six-figure price tag serving as a law enforcement vehicle. It’s not out of the stretch of the imagination that these Aventador will be mostly a "display" police car and won’t be used in official duty.
But still, there’s a level of unrest seeing car like this in your rearview mirror with its lights flashing.
Click past the jump to see more exotics turned into police cars - for whatever reason
When it comes to police cars, the Italians are among the luckiest ones, as their fleet includes a Lamborghini LP560-4. These cars should be used to catch the bad guys or patrol the streets, but Marchettino has caught it in action on the track, frolicking with various other supercars.
This police car is based on a Gallardo LP560-4 and is powered by a 5.2-liter V-10 engine, which pumps out 560 horsepower at 8,000 rpm. It uses its power wisely, as it can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds. That’s plenty to reel in just about any bad guy’s getaway car.
The LP560-4 Police Car is used by the Italian police to patrol the highway and for the high speed transport of human organs. Delivering human organs? Fed-Ex and UPS might want to get in on this deal…
The Italian Polizia has never been shy about introducing Lamborghinis to their fleet of police cars, having already done so in the past for the Lamborghini Gallardo
Now that Lamborghini has officially introduced their new baby, the LP700-4 Aventador, we think that it’s only a matter of time before a number of these Italian supercars are dressed up in the familiar blue and white finish of the polizia. To give us an idea of what to expect if and when the car makes its first appearance safeguarding the Italian roads, Milanno Artworks, together with CarreraDesign, has created a number of renderings of what the Aventador Polizia is poised to look like.
Details about the car isn’t going to be announced anytime soon, but as a special police vehicle, it is expected to carry with a number of special features, including a defibrillator, a refrigerator container for transport of organs, and police lights - probably using LED lights - under the air intakes and inside the Italian supercar.
Seeing as Lamborghini and the Italian Polizia have a strong relationship buoyed by their continued collaboration, we won’t bet against seeing an Aventador Polizia down the road.
Let me tell you, when you foolishly decide to drive your cars way past the speed limit in Italy, this is one police car that you don’t want to be chasing you. Trust us, unless you have a rocket of a supercar in your hands, you’re not going to be able to last in a car chase.
It’s not often that we get to see a Lamborghini police car, although there are a number of them in police departments all over the world. This particular one, though, is a Gallardo LP560-4, one of two Lamborghinis that were donated to the Italian police by the supercar maker. Moreover, this is the only one left of the two as the other one suffered a pretty serious car crash about a year ago.
So as you can see, the mere sight of the car draws either pained expressions of fear if it’s chasing you down the highway or wide-eyed glee if you get a chance to see it stretch its legs in a racetrack like Monza.
Fortunately, the ever reliable Marchettino was able to capture the Lambo super police car in action at the track doing what comes naturally to it: rocketing around the pit lane and the track while being joined by its supercar brethren.
In Italy, they even catch their criminals with a little passion and soul. Lamborghini unveiled today the Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia that replaces the previous Gallardo in use by the Italian police force since 2004. The car has a 560 hp engine and can reach speeds of up to 203 mph. It’s almost enough to make you want to do a crime just so you can go for a ride.
This is more than just a Gallardo with a light bar and a paint job. The cabin of the super sports car is fitted with the latest advancements in police technology to immediately document the evidence of any transgression. This includes video, computer, radio and GPS systems that can work together to pinpoint the criminals and send data to the relevant police station.
Now all they need is a better slogan. How about, "Polizia: In Jail They Can’t Hear You Scream." (Thank you Mr. Clarkson.)
Press release after the jump.