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Trending: Cops using Super Cars

Trending: Cops using Super Cars

By Matthew Harris

The Huracan, Lamborghini’s successor to its top selling Gallardo, was revealed in March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show. Who would’ve guessed it would end up helping fight crime, but that’s exactly what happened when Lamborghini decided to donate the Huracan to Italy’s state police. In fact, the new super car is replacing two of its predecessors that were also donated to Italy’s police force in 2004 and 2008.

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The donation is to further improve the relationship that Lamborghini has with the Italian police. “We have a strong and fitting relationship with the Italian State Police. The new Lamborghini Huracan stands for Italian super sports car excellence and we are proud to provide it to the Italian State Police to carry out the specialist tasks these police cars undertake,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini.

The new Huracan will be used in the same manner that the Gallardo has the last ten years, for prevention purposes and in order to enhance street security. In order to do this the car has a substantial list of special features which include high-tech video system with real-time retrieval and GPS, a removable screen to show offenders their misdeeds, refrigerated trunk for organ transportation, defibrillator, gun holsters, police radio equipment, four police sirens hidden into the body of the vehicle, aerodynamic police lights on the roof, and even the paletta, the traditional hand-held stop sign used to advise motorists and traffic offenders to pull over.

Italy’s police force is not the only one to have unusual police cars. It turns out that the Netherlands, West Midlands, Germany, Abu Dhabi, Poland, Japan, Dubai and many others have also included exotic or super cars in their fleets. The list of extraordinary police cars from around the world is quite impressive, it includes a Spyker C8 Spyder, Lotus Evora, Porsche 911 Carrera S, Nissan GT-R, Alfa Romeo, Honda NSX, Bentley GT, Merc SLS, and an Aston Martin One-77.

Even the United States has some impressive police vehicles. In Texas there is a 700Hp Hummer H2 and a Dodge Viper. A Lamborghini Gallardo in California, a Cadillac CTS-V in Michigan, and countless corvettes turned patrol cars across the United States. Although a majority of the exotic police cars in the United States are used for charity events and public presentations. There are a few that are not unlike the Lamborghini Huracan in Italy and are in active service. So, keep an eye on your review mirror.

 

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