THIS IS NOT A JOKE! So you think you can outrun a Police car do ya? Avoid Italy then...

A friend of mine (Win K) recently came back from a trip to Riva del Garda (north end of lake Garda in northern Italy). It’s a popular spot for German bikers heading into Italy through the Alps. He past this bit of kit parked up:

I’ve done some research and it’s for real. Check out:

http://www.italiaspeed.com/2004/cars/lamborghini/05/police_gallardo.html

for these pictures:

This picture is when they used the car at this years Columbus Day Parade in NY.
The guy in the shot is Lamborghini’s CEO Stephan Winkelmann.

Some more Police fun here:
http://www.dumbcrooks.com/gallery/police-cars/Slovakian_police_at_work

Extra info:

5/14/2004 – A http://www.rsportscars.com/eng/articles/police_gallardo.asp Gallardo has been donated to the Italian State Police (Polizia di Stato) by Automobili Lamborghini SpA. The V10, 500 bhp 192 mph performance car has been liveried in the colours of the state police and includes a siren and flashing lights on the roof. This is the first time that a Lamborghini will be used by Italian police.

The Gallardo police car will be used by the traffic police (Polizia Stradale) during emergency situations on the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway in southern Italy. It is equipped with apparatus to transmit and receive information and images in critical situations such as road traffic accidents, fires and other disaster situations. It will also be fitted with the Italian police’s Provida system which records traffic violations and sends images in real-time, and has a direct connection to the police database as well as the Elsag ‘Autodetector’ system for number plate recognition.

In addition, the Gallardo is equipped with first aid equipment including defibrillator apparatus with the capability to perform electrocardiograms, and automatic diagnosis of arterial pressure and the presence of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood. The car will also be used for the transportation of plasma and human organs for transplant.

The police’s use of their Lamborghini Gallardo won’t be limited to fair-weather driving: as well as the benefits of the Gallardo’s permanent http://www.rsportscars.com/eng/articles/police_gallardo.asp , during winter months it will also sport special ‘Sottozero’ snow http://www.rsportscars.com/eng/articles/police_gallardo.asp developed by Pirelli for Lamborghini.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!

So u’re sayin u’ve done some research…

Next time start from your own forum

http://londonbikers.com/forums/shwmessage.aspx?forumid=43&messageid=10708#bm11047

Oh OK! This has been covered already. Sorry Rottie.

Hopefully this post compliments yours.

So for those of you who didn’t see it in the Pictures & Video section…

Just speed early afternoon while they are having their nap

He he … I don’t reckon it would be long before they wrapped that sucka round a tree!!

Well guys, closer to home, you may be interested in…

Enfield Police Station has an Audi TT area car, but you will be pleased to know it is used by one of the big dudes as a company car, even though is police marked with sirens.

Richmond has an ‘unmarked’ Toyota Celica, its silver, so careful around those guys.

Colindale has a V6 toyota Camray unmarked, in black.

hehe, happy running!

Thanks for the heads up GoF. Do you now how old the cars are or reg plates?

Let’s hope our cops take it easy like these Slovakian ones:

You’ve gotta feel sorry for 'em:

You’d of thought they’d be a bit more savvy and decked out the whole force with Subaru Impreza WRX’s that are able to detain peolpe as well as reach those speeds rather than jsut monitor…

But the italians have more style than that and are willing to give up function for style… my kind of force!!

but… I’m malaysian and the good old protons that the local police are given are barely quick enough to catch my grandmother in a push chair so i cant really say much… although they are very clever…

they dont really chase… they just wait for u to come to them as they work in pairs…

one sees u speeding, clocks u and radios 2/3 miles down the road where they already have a road block set…there is no escape… and if u refused to cooperate… its to jail for u…

plus 70% of all the police are riders… and have massive bikes… so there really is no escape… and they all carry guns… and human rights arent really that big an issue in Malaysia so shoot to kill policies dont really get that much attention!:

all good though… i’m usually quite a good boy when i’m in malaysia but thats because i dont have either of the following:

a fast bike or a fast car! if i did it’d be a whole other story!

He must know this guy then:

This is exactly what they use to catch them in real life. Italian Police seem to have a fleet of them I’ve been told.

Hahahaha that must be freaky to be pulled by him, is his name damien by any chance lol