Some countries just know how to do police cars in a way that allows them to catch bad guys without trying too hard — and look good doing so. The Polizia Stradale, or highway patrol, in Rome recently took delivery of their second Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4. The homegrown exotic will be used for traffic patrol duties and medical transport.
What goes into turning the Huracan into a police car? Lamborghini added a computer with a tablet for the passenger, a gun holster fitted to the interior, a video camera, police radio and a holster for a hand-held directional sign called a paletta that police in Italy use to signal cars out the window. Lambo also added a low-profile LED light bar, strobes behind the grille and a siren system.
And that’s just for the police patrol part of its duties; the Huracan will also be used to transport blood and organs between hospitals. To this end, the luggage compartment is equipped with a special refrigeration system in addition to a defibrillator.
The 610-hp, all-wheel-drive Huracan will be used for blood and organ transport between hospitals.
“The Highway Patrol is constantly engaged in meeting the need for medical assistance. In 2016, there were 176 requests for assistance from all over Italy, requiring involvement from 462 police patrols,” Lamborghini says. “120 patrols provided assistance to persons afflicted with special medical conditions, 111 and 74 transported organs and plasma/blood, respectively, 117 carried serums/vaccines and medications, and 40 teams were employed for other associated purposes.”
About the only item it won’t be able to carry are perps, but the Polizia have dedicated vans for transporting suspects. And when it comes to chasing down suspects, the Huracan will be one of the fastest and most capable cars on the road (assuming it can clear Rome traffic in front of itself) with 610 hp and 412 lb-ft of torque on tap, as well as crucial all-wheel drive to keep it all together in the corners.
The delivery of the Huracan follows up on something that’s turning into a tradition for Lamborghini: You might recall the automaker gave a couple of Gallardos to the Polizia in previous years, in addition to another Huracan that has been on the force since 2015. Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali handed over the keys to Interior Minister Marco Minniti in a ceremony for the delivery of the latest Huracan that, we’re happy to announce, is also available in civilian spec.