Bad guys i Italy will have serious reasons to fear as next to a Lamborghini Gallardo Police Car the Carabinieri in Rome have just received a new Lotus Evora S for their police fleet. The Evora S models will be made available to the units based in Rome and Milan. The new police car will be used to provide a crucial service to the public.

This special Evora S will be equipped with some of the very latest voice recognition technology including the EVA (Enhanced Vehicle Automation) system. A special portable refrigeration compartment has been fitted behind the front seats which will allow for the rapid transport of vital organs and blood required during medical emergencies.

The Evora S is powered by a supercharged Toyota-sourced 3.5-liter V6 engine that will deliver a total of 350bhp and more than 300lb ft of torque. This means a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds and a top speed in excess of 172mph.

Hit the jump for the official statements from the Group Lotus Chief Executive and Carabinieri spokesman.

Commenting at the handover event Group Lotus Chief Executive Officer Dany Bahar said: "We are extremely proud to be working with such an iconic and professional organisation as the Carabinieri who play an integral role in Italian society."

"Everyone knows that Italy has more than it’s fair share of high profile sports car manufacturers so it is a real honour for a relatively small British brand to be in this position. The feedback from the driver training on the Evora S at our test track was very positive, it’s such a responsive car to drive, I think the teams in Rome and Milan are really going to feel the benefit of working with our product."

Carabinieri spokesperson, Colonel Marco Minicucci said: "Our special Lotus Evoras combine the very best of our technology with excellent British engineering from Lotus. Not just anyone can drive these cars, we carefully selected some of our team to attend a driver training session at the new test track at Lotus’ headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk where they learnt all about the very special characteristics and incredible potential of the cars."

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  (474) posted on 10.11.2011

The appearance of this police car is quite impressive. It had the angst and aggressive looks that the other Lotus cars had. The artistic design adds some appeal to it, but I wonder if what will be the figure performance of it.

  (344) posted on 08.12.2011

The car has an aggressive look, but the performance is not. I wonder why they only use a V6 engine. In my opinion, it cannot chase down those enemies if ever. Better use a more powerful engine. However, I notice that the competition for police cars are getting tight.

DKsan  (32) posted on 08.11.2011

I dont like the idea of a toyota engine in a arent the guys u should take the engine for an exotic police car,anyways it looks good but the power is not so much

DKsan  (592) posted on 07.25.2011

They borrowed that Toyota engine that is why they come up with a poor performance. Toyota creating few sports cars, and the engine they get from Toyota did not fit for this Lotus.

DKsan  (380) posted on 07.25.2011

haha! The Police these days are indeed getting a new key for better solution. No wonder why bad guys would have to think a second thought if they want to do some thing not good.

DKsan  (380) posted on 07.25.2011

This is the most wonderful rendition of Audi R8 V10 I’ve ever seen. Plus it has a new accessory that can give the R8 a better and more powerful output.

DKsan  (488) posted on 07.22.2011

IMO, The engine performance of the police car should be higher than its current figure. The power output of the car is kind of disappointed, its similar to a coupe car. Supposedly, it will be around 600 hp and it would be better if they have used a more modern engine.

DKsan  (434) posted on 07.22.2011

Hell! How come that the Evora is using a engine from the Toyota? The Lotus is making their own engine, I wonder why they borrowed for this one. BTW, the power output of the supercharged is kind of less powerful.

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