Want to outrun the Italian police?


Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy – Speed demons in Italy, watch out. The Italian State Police have just taken delivery of their new Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4, and to outrun it you’ll need a car (or bike) that can exceed 325km/h.

The car was donated by Lambo to the cops, and it replaces the Gallardos used by the police there since 2004 and 2008.

Those turned out to be surely the most heavily-used Lamborghinis in the world. One of them clocked up 140,000km and the other, 110,000km.

The new Huracan police cruiser has a 5.2-litre V10 engine with 610bhp, and will enter active duty by the end of the year.

It has assorted crime-fighting goodies like automatic number plate recognition and tracking, and it can transmit real-time pictures to police control rooms. There’s a video system to capture evidence, and a removable screen that patrolmen can use to show bad guys what they did wrong.

Of course, there’s classic equipment like a gun holster, police radio equipment and the ‘‘Paletta’’: the traditional hand-held stop sign used to tell traffic offenders to pull over.

The Lambo will be used to patrol Italian motorways, but because it will also provide emergency medical transport, it has a small fridge—to keep transplant organs cold.

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