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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Italian Police Get Two 190-MPH Alfa Romeo Cop Cars

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Police cars do it all. They’ve got to be reliable enough to run for hours on end, and if necessary become the fastest things on the road when in pursuit. Most surely don’t have an easy life.
 
 By comparison, this striking police cruiser isn’t expected to see quite so much action, nevertheless if it does, it’ll be ready.
 
In a ceremony at the headquarters of Italy’s national military police force, the Carabinieri, two svelte Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio super sedans were donated by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to the police force, both dressed in this stunning police livery.

According to Alfa Romeo, the cars won’t be hard-charging police interceptors, but instead they’ll be stationed in Rome and Milan and used for public appearances and to transport organs in emergencies.

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Inside, the Giulias come fitted with all the modern law enforcement amenities, including a tablet with internet connectivity, a defibrillator, LED flashlights, traffic signals, firearm storage, radios, as well as a portable cooler system to safely transport blood and organs. Outside, the Giula looks fit for duty with striking black-and-red Carabinieri paint, a healthy set of 19-inch wheels and giant Brembo brakes, plus plenty of police lights and sirens.

Being that these are the more high-performing Quadrifoglio sedans, a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 lives under the hood, granting these police cruisers 510-horsepower, top speeds in excess of 190 miles per hour, and a dash to 60 mph in under four seconds. Perhaps they should be pursuit vehicles after all.



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The Carabinieri of course have a long history with the Alfa Romeo marque, and have in the past employed Alfa Romeo 159s, Alfettas, Giulias, and other Alfa vehicles in the police force. A wonderfully preserved Alfa Romeo Giulia Super police car was on hand at the unveiling event.

And though these two crime-fighting Giulias won’t see mainstream action in the Carabinieri, a few other Fiat Chrysler products will. The company also confirmed it would supply the Carabinieri with 800 Alfa Romeo Giulietta hatchbacks and Jeep Renegades for duty.