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Italian traffic cops to chase bad guys in a Lamborghini Huracan

Snapshot: The Italian State Police has been gifted with the specially-built, Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Polizia.

In the land exotics, where rich folks frequently floor the pedal of their supercars, it becomes tough for the traffic cops to chase them. To solve the conundrum, in the interest of public safety, the Italian State Police is adding a Lamborghini Huracan to their fleet of cop cars. Stephan Winkelmann, president and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini handed over the Polizia di Stato with a specially-built Huracan LP 610-4 Polizia at an event in Rome. 

Designed to replace the department’s previous two Gallardos, the Huracan Polizia has been decked in the traditional blue and white livery and features four sirens and an LED light bar on the roof. Cop-friendly features in the Huracan includes, gun holsters, police radio gear and a palette - the traditional stop sign used by the Italian police. A video camera has also been mounted on the windscreen to record suspicious activities. The videos get automatically tagged with the supercars’ GPS location, direction and speed. Utilising a radio data transmission system, the Huracan sends all its imagery to a police station where the video can be archived and number-plates can be cross-referenced in real time. 

Powered by a massive 5.2-litre V10, four-wheel drive engine that puts out 605PS of max power and 560Nm of peak torque. The 0 to 100 kmph feat is reached in mere 3.2 seconds with a top speed of over 325 kmph. The transmission is a 7-Speed dual clutch (LDF) gearbox with variable drive select. The new engine also features start-stop technology, which gives it a fuel efficiency of 8 kmpl with emissions of 250g/km. Three driving modes will be available: Strada, Sport and Corsa.

The first such Huracan Polizia was handed over to the Prefect Alessandro Pansa at the Mueseum of Historical Cars of the State Police and is expected to join police service by the end of June. It will used for traffic duty, special events and will also be called in for medical emergencies. 

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