Italian police crash £150,000 super patrol car

Italian police must be pretty gutted after crashing one of only two Lamborghinis in their patrol car fleet. The £150,000 car has been declared a write-off after the police car swerved to avoid another vehicle which crossed its path, ploughing into two stationary cars.

The Lamborghini car, painted in the Italian police force's blue and white colours was a gift from the Italian carmakers in 2004 and is one of only two owned by the Italian police.

With six speeds and a 500-horsepower engine designed to go from zero to 100km/h in four seconds, no criminal stood a chance of outdriving the response car. The news that the Polizia's top response car is out of action therefore may well be music to the local joy riders ears.

But perhaps Lamborghini will show the police some compassion and offer them a replacement Gallardo for Christmas. Thankfully finding cheap car insurance for the police is not an issue.

Image © Simon & Vicki via Flickr, under Creative Commons Licence

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