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13.05.2004 Lamborghini have donated one of their Gallardo sportscars, complete with siren & flashing lights, to the State Police on the occasion of their 152nd anniversary

For the first time, Italian State Police (Polizia di Stato) will use a Lamborghini Gallardo Police Car.

The supercar, in State Police colours, with a siren and flashing lights on the roof, has been donated by the House of Sant’Agata Bolognese to the State Police on the occasion of its 152nd anniversary, held in the customary setting of the Piazza del Popolo in Rome on the 14th, 15th and 16th May 2004.

The Gallardo Police Car will be used by the traffic police (Polizia Stradale) during emergencies and alarm situations on the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway, also under the powers of the special safety operative which is already being employed along this tract of highway.

The Gallardo will also be used in first aid activities – thanks to its special defibrillator equipment, which performs electrocardiograms and automatic diagnoses of arterial pressure and the presence of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood, as well as the transportation of plasma and human organs for transplants.

Apart from being fitted with medical equipment, the vehicle will also have advanced technological apparatus’ for receiving and transmitting information and images relating to particularly critical situations, such as road traffic accidents, fires and other disaster situations.

Those Italians... ;-) I'm looking forward to visiting Italy again next month. This articles reminds me of some of the reasons why I love Italy.

via Louis


it'll make ya think TWICE about speeding! :-)

joi, seems like you've set some good land-speed records here... :)

Hi Joi,

let us know if you have any public speaking event in Italy, or if you plan to attend any convention or seminar, so the Italian bloggers can come and have a coffee with you! :)

It is a sweet machine. I've seen a few police departments in the US use muscle cars, but they are most for publicity purposes and usually seized from drug dealers. I think the California Highway Patrol has something, or used to have something.

Camaros now

Used to be Mustangs

But nothing like Lamborghini

By the way Joi, when I click post it hangs. I'm using safari on os10.3.

The post goes up, but if there is some redirect or something it gets tied up.

Just FYI

they must be gloating now and I need that car

I will be in Naples on the 4th of June and maybe a few days afterwards. We should have a blogger meetup. I'm speaking at Culture Digitali

"Save me, Rambo Genie!"

wowee, hahaha, I thought the Corvette's were cool, where's the Dodge Viper police car?! =P

I hope police in my country will never have a such great car :)

give me that pic

Well I know I won't be speeding in Italy anymore!!!

great car italy but england police cars are d best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this car is the best car to I see´s so great car...genial...fantastic. I think, this car in that streets is a big monster fo the road...that car I want in my country like police car...because that is security extreamly.

thak for read my works and good look for and peace...( cheque de chile )

wow fantastic car makes me feel Good to be Half Italian!

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