A Loving Story of the Po-po and their Lamborghini

I honestly think I prefer the Murciélago, but, you know—you take what you can get.

“Italian police took possession Friday of a sleek, 500 horsepower, two-seater Lamborghini Gallardo, which can hit a top speed of 185 miles per hour.

“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 motorway — a road notorious in Italy for wild driving.

“The Lamborghini will also be used to transport human organs for emergency operations.”

It’s nice to know that the car’s going to be used for transporting organs. I think it gives the car a kind of quaint, humble quality. (Also, in the interests of providing the best information available [which is always my goal], I should note that the 185mph figure’s probably wrong—should be more like 192 or 193mph).

(via Reuters: “The Cops Are Chasing Me in a WHAT?” [May 14, 2004])