In a ceremony attended by Lambo CEO Stephan Winkelmann and Italian State Police Prefect Alessandro Pansa, the supercar maker pulled the wraps off a new Huracán LP 610-4 Polizia, complete with sirens and an piccolo LED light bar. The donated car, which replaces the Italian State Police's blue-and-white Gallardos, features a 5.2-litre V10 engine producing 610 horsepower, good for a maximum pursuit speed of 202mph.
Naturally, this is no mere Huracán – if there is such a thing as a mere Huracán. The Polizia editon’s cabin features a gun holster and the requisite radio gear, along with an advanced GPS-linked camera system that transmits location and live video to police HQ. And because a 200mph supercar makes the perfect transporter for donor organs, the Huracán Polizia’s front cargo compartment has been converted into a refrigerator.
As Italy's police Gallardos have demonstrated since reaching the force in 2004 and 2008, a siren-equipped supercar is a highly visible, undeniably effective crime-deterrent. But the Huracán Polizia, which is set to go on duty before the end of the year, may inspire unrest of a different sort: fistfights among the poliziotti who want to drive it.