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106.2 hp per liter
Press Release) Lamborghini donates the new “Gallardo LP560-4
Polizia” to the Italian State Police
Sant’Agata Bolognese, October 24, 2008 – a private ceremony was held
today at the Viminale Palace where Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.
donated a police version of the company’s newest super sports car,
Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia, to the head of the Italian State Police,
Prefect Antonio Manganelli.
The new Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia, which replaces the previous
Gallardo in use by the Italian police force since 2004, has a 560
horsepower engine that can reach speeds of up to 203 mph. The car
will begin service with the Lazio Highway Police Department in order
to continue accident and crime prevention to sustain security on the
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.
A second Gallardo, painted in blue and white police colors, has been
in service around Bologna, Italy since 2005. Its odometer already
shows more than 62,000 miles. Aside from regular servicing, neither
of the super sports cars has required major repairs.
In addition to the clearly effective deterrent offered by the
presence and visibility of a Lamborghini on the highway, the
technological equipment on board these vehicles makes them highly
effective in the control of hazardous behaviour on the roads (high
speeds, driving in the emergency lane, dangerous over-taking); the
automatic recognition of number plate tracking and real-time
transmission of images to the control rooms.
High-tech video system with
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
Using radio data transmission, the video system in the Gallardo
Polizia transfers its images in real time to the relevant police
station. There, the videos are stored and used for automatic number
plate retrieval. This information can be used for immediate
identification of stolen vehicles.
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
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
Even the blue light is designed
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.
The police beacon on the roof of the Gallardo had to be
aerodynamically optimized being that the new police car reaches a
considerably higher top speed than regular service vehicles..
Despite the extremely flat construction of the signal lighting, blue
LEDs are fitted round the base to ensure the visual signal cannot be
missed. The roof-mounted lighting is supported by further blue LED
signals on the front, sides and rear of the light’s aluminium shell.
A total of four sirens integrated into the front and rear of the
Gallardo generate unmistakable audible warning signals.
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.