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: In Italy, Even The Police Cars Are Faster


TonyBrooklyn
10-07-2011, 07:55 PM
In Italy, Even The Police Cars Are Faster (http://www.ridelust.com/in-italy-even-the-police-cars-are-faster/)

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Police departments in Italy have used some impressive rides throughout the years. The Italian State Police (Polizia di Stato) had a pair of Lamborghini Gallardos (http://www.ridelust.com/this-is-why-more-police-departments-dont-use-lamborghinis/) until one was totaled in a wreck with a Seat Ibiza. Now comes word from Lotus that the Italian Military Police, the Arma dei Carabinieri, have taken delivery of two specially equipped Lotus Evora S police cars.
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Evora S models sport a 3.5-liter, supercharged Toyota V-6 good for some 345 horsepower. Thatís good enough for a zero to sixty time of 4.3 seconds, and a top speed of 172 miles per hour. That may not be fast enough to run with a Ferrari 458 Italia, but thatís plenty fast to hunt down your average Fiat or Alfa Romeo. Besides, thatís not the purpose of these particular police cars.
The Evoras will be based in Rome and Milan, and will be reserved for special duty and driven by officers whoíve been through Lotusí Performance Driving Academy. Both cars come equipped with a portable refrigeration unit, so one likely duty will be transporting organs for transplant. The cars are also equipped with the latest in voice-recognition technology, which should allow safe operation of vehicle systems, even at high speeds.
Source: Lotus

Beer Alchemist
10-07-2011, 08:04 PM
Kinda puts the Washington stater's corvettes to shame