Talking about high-performance police cars, the Italian forces really don’t spring to mind – since they can be seen driving around in mundane Fiats all day long. The things are about to change as the Carabinieri take commission of their new 510 hp ride.
Alfa Romeo has donated to the Carabinieri forces a couple of all new Giulia Quadrifoglio derived as police cars. The two cars will be used in Rome and Milan, wearing the famous blue and white livery with red accents. The police cars also have a LED light bar, Carabinieri badging, and emergency lights. Even more modifications occur inside the cabin where there’s a police radio, a passenger side tablet, and new switchgear to control the lights and siren. Other amenities include a defibrillator, portable cooling units, weapon storage compartments, and LED flashlight holders.
Just like the regular version, the Carabinieri cars will be packing the biturbo 2.9-liter V6 engine churning out 510 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. The powerplant has been mated to a six-speed manual transmission for a quick run to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.9 seconds and a top speed of 190 mph. Since this is a high performance model, only a few select policemen will be chosen to drive them, after passing the mandatory training course with Alfa Romeo instructors at the Varano de Melegari circuit. The models will be used for PR purposes – attending ceremonies – as well as “special operations” like transporting blood or organs.