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LAPD's crime-fighting 405kW Lambo

2014-04-01 09:03

PROTECTING IN STYLE: The Los Angeles Police Department has acquired a Lamborghini in its fleet. Sadly, this 405kW beast won’t be hunting criminals. Image: LAPD

It’s quite logical that police need fast cars to catch criminals, right? With this is mind the Los Angeles Police Department has acquired a Lamborghini LP550-2.

Sadly, the latest car to join the LAPD’s crime-fighting fleet, worth the equivalent of R1.9-million, won't be chasing down criminals.

DRESSED UP, NOWHERE TO GO?

What a pity... considering its 5.2-litre V10 engine kicks out 405kW at 8000rpm and 540Nm at 6500rpm. Its capable of reaching 100km/h in 3.9 seconds and has a claimed top speed of 320km/h.

Dubbed the LAPDlambo, the supercar has its own Instagram account – click here to view more images - and its own website and Twitter handle.

LAPD officer Sally Madera said the car was donated to the department and will be used by police for 'charity events and recruitment'.

According to NBC Los Angeles website, the car is kitted in traditional black and white paint with 'To Protect and to Serve' logos on its sides.

South Africans would be outraged if the SAPS spent that amount of money on crime-fighting supercars but the LAPD is in the clear as the Lambo was donated to the department for free.

According to the Daily Mail, the car is privately owned by Nathalie and Travis Marg of Light Source 1, a major telecommunications contractor.

The website further said that the car would be used to “promote the LAPD in a glamorous fashion and hopes to inspire more men and women to join the force.”

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