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2017-03-30 15:35

LOOKING GOOD WHILE CATCHING CROOKS: Lamborghini has delivered a new Huracán Polizia, the police version of its Huracán super sports car, to the Italian Highway Patrol in Rome. Image: The Newsmarket

Rome/Sant’Agata Bolognese – Lamborghini has delivered a new Huracán Polizia - the police version of its Huracán supercar, to the Italian Highway Patrol in Rome.

The keys were handed over to Interior Minister, Senator Marco Minniti, at the Viminale building by Stefano Domenicali, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Lamborghini.

Huracán Polizia

The Huracán will be assigned to the Highway Patrol in Bologna. It will be used both in normal police operations and, says the Highway Patrol, for the "urgent transport of blood and organs". It's not the first time the supercar has chased down crimanls; a Huracán has been operated by the Highway Patrol in Rome since 2015. 

The ceremony also provided an occasion to hand over to Rome police the 2009 Gallardo Polizia from the Lamborghini Museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese. The car will be on permanent display at the Highway Patrol Auto Museum in Rome.

The car sports the official colors of the Italian Police (Police Medium Blue), with the white areas and lettering. The livery is completed by a stripe divided into the three colors of the Italian flag, which runs along both sides of the vehicle.

As is true for all Lamborghini cars, the Huracán Polizia is equipped with P Zero Pirelli tires though the sidewalls are tinted in Police Medium Blue and were specially created for the occasion. 

The Huracán Polizia is equipped with an aspirated V10 that produces 450kW, as well as all-wheel drive and a hybrid chassis made of aluminum and carbon fiber. These outstanding characteristics ensure extreme performance and maximum stability, even at very high speeds. 

The vehicle is equipped with an on-board system consisting of a tablet supplemented with a computer, recording equipment and a video camera. These systems are used to document police operations on the road.

Image: thenewsmarket.com

In addition to its high-tech equipment, the Huracán Polizia is fitted with the traditional array of police equipment, such as a gun holster, portable extinguisher, standard VHF police radio and hooks for retaining the classic red-and-white, hand-held stop sign used to stop vehicles safely. 

Medical assistance and organ transport

An essential task of the Huracán Polizia is to provide medical assistance. To this end, the luggage compartment at the front of the vehicle hosts a special refrigeration system for the urgent transport of organs to be transplanted. To provide emergency first aid to the injured, the Huracán is also equipped with a defibrillator, which can save lives by inducing targeted electric shocks that restore normal heartbeat in case of serious arrhythmia or ventricular fibrillation.

Image: thenewsmarket.com

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