Continuing a long tradition of ‘supercopcars’ in the fleet, the Italian State Police have this week taken delivery of a new Lamborghini Huracan.
Replacing the Gallardo cars already used by the force since 2004, the new Huracan has of course been decked out with all the bells and whistles required of a police patrol car.
Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann presented the new car to Italian State Police prefect Alessandro Pansa this week in a special ceremony at the force’s Museum of Historic Vehicles.
"Today is an important day, since two Italian excellences meet and strengthen their relationship which started in 2004 with the handing over of the Lamborghini Gallardo to the Italian State Police,” Prefect Pansa said.
Will Italians see the Huracan making hot pursuit through the streets of Rome?
Not quite: much like the souped-up sports models often used by police in Australia, the special Huracan will operate mostly as a public relations unit.
“In the last ten years, the Italian State Police used the car for prevention purposes and in order to enhance street security," Pansa said.
Expect the patroller to see plenty of road time: the Gallardo cars it will replace eventually clocked up more than 140,000 between 2004 and 2008 for one, and 110,000km for the other between 2009 and 2014.