Drivers beware! Italian cops get speedy wheels
Police use Lamborghini to monitor highway, top speed 185 mph
Updated: 11:39 a.m. ET May 14, 2004
ROME - Speeding motorists on Italian highways may find themselves being chased by a Lamborghini sports car with a flashing blue light.
Italian police took possession Friday of a sleek, 500 horsepower, two-seater Lamborghini Gallardo, which can hit a top speed of 185 mph.
The sports car, painted in the police’s distinctive blue and white colors, comes complete with a flashing blue light on the roof and will initially patrol the Salerno-Reggio Calabria freeway — a road notorious in Italy for wild driving.
The Lamborghini will also be used to transport human organs for emergency operations.