2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia
Press Release) Lamborghini donates the new “Gallardo LP560-4
Polizia” to the Italian State Police
Proof of outstanding reliability
Its predecessor is proof
of Lamborghini’s outstanding product quality. Since 2004, Rome’s
police force has had the first-generation Gallardo in regular police
service. The sports car has clocked nearly 87,000 miles of patrol
duty on the motorways of central and southern Italy, as well as on
emergency medical transport detail.
High-tech video system with real-time retrieval
The cabin of the super
sports car is fitted with the latest advancements in police
technology to immediately document the evidence of any
transgression. The video system is positioned in the center of the
cabin with a camera fitted next to the rear view mirror and a
computer and recording equipment behind the seats. As soon as police
officers discover a suspicious driver, they activate the “Proof
Video Data System.” With the help of GPS data, the device can
calculate the location, direction of movement and speed of the
Lamborghini. This combined with the distance and time before
intercept, accurately determines the speed of the vehicle being
The “classic” array of police equipment on board too
In addition to its high tech equipment, the Gallardo is also fitted with the “classic” array of police equipment, such as a gun holster, police radio equipment and the “Paletta,” the traditional hand-held stop sign used to advise motorists and traffic offenders to pull over. Officers can then use a removable screen to show offenders their misdeeds immediately, complete with an overlay of all the associated data.
Rapid response in medical emergencies
The Lamborghini is used regularly for urgent medical transportation too. The luggage compartment in the front of the vehicle is equipped with a specialized refrigeration system for safe transportation of donor organs. For extreme emergencies, there is also a defibrillator used to restore a normal heart rhythm to patients by delivering an electrical shock to the heart to stop massive cardiac arrhythmia or ventricular fibrillation, and thus save lives.
The 30 police officers permitted to drive the Gallardo Polizia receive special training in the use of the Gallardo’s medical equipment. Each person on the special operations team – which includes three women – has undertaken several days of driver training with Lamborghini, under the leadership of the Lamborghini test drivers. The basis of trouble-free everyday operation is the exceptional safety of the Gallardo LP560-4 with its permanent all-wheel drive and its refined chassis, which maintains stability even at the highest speeds. Lamborghini’s extremely high standards for product quality and reliability ensure that the Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia is always ready for duty.
Even the blue light is designed for speed
Now the successor is
ready – a new generation Gallardo LP560-4 with the very latest in
special equipment. The Lamborghini wears its uniform with pride,
painted in accordance with requirements in “blu Polizia” – whereby
the white stripes and lettering follow the Gallardo’s dynamic design
angles. Its main patrol beat will once again be central and southern
Italy, primarily on the motorway between Salerno and Reggio Calabria.
On duty even in New York
Just like its predecessor, the new Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia is destined to be not only the fastest, but also the most famous police car – even beyond Italian borders.
The Italian State Police uniform, and the unquestionable attraction of the Lamborghini brand, continue to arouse curiosity and interest. Thousands of citizens have the possibility to see the car for themselves during the many events organized to promote the vehicles in use.
Alongside its daily operational duties, the Gallardo also has regular public appearance obligations, such as its role as parade leader every year in Rome’s traditional “Festa di Polizia,” or its escort responsibilities at events with historical vehicles, like the Targa Florio and the Milan – San Remo Rally. Its predecessor even represented the Italian police in New York City at the 2005 “Columbus Day” parade.