Say hello to Italy's 510 hp police car.
Set to be used in Rome and Milan, the cars feature a traditional blue and white livery with red accents. The models have also been equipped with an LED light bar, Carabinieri badging, and emergency lights.
Bigger changes occur in the interior as the cabin features a police radio, a passenger side tablet, and new switchgear to control the lights and siren. The cars also have a defibrillator, portable cooling units, weapon storage compartments, and LED flashlight holders.
Like the standard model, the police cars are powered by a biturbo 2.9-liter V6 engine that produces 510 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. The engine is connected to a six-speed manual transmission which enables the car to accelerate from 0-62 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds before hitting a top speed of 190 mph.
Since the Giulia Quadrifoglio is a lot faster than most police cars, they will be driven by a handful of specially chosen policemen who have received training from Alfa Romeo instructors at the Varano de Melegari circuit. The police officers will then be able to use the model in ceremonies as well as in "special operations" such as transporting blood and organs.
Source: Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio for the Carabinieri
Delivery of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Quadrifoglio the Carabinieri
In the morning, in Rome, inside the park of the General Command of the Carabinieri, in the presence of Interior Minister Angelino Alfano, the Minister of Defense Roberta Pinotti, the Commanding General Tullio Del Sette, the Chairman of the FCA group John Elkann, the Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne, the COO of EMEA Region Alfredo Altavilla, and the top of the state Major of Carabinieri, were presented two models of Alfa Romeo Giulia Nuova Quadrifoglio with institutional livery.
The two new cars will be used in Rome and Milan for special operations such as transporting organs and blood, as well as for escort services at institutional ceremonies. Among the specific equipment includes a defibrillator, special portable cooling units, radio preparation, Odin system, emergency additional devices, brings long weapon and rechargeable LED torches placed in the cockpit.
To get to know the features of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, the FCA group will ensure a small number of policemen, selected directly from the gun, a safe driving course at the circuit of Varano de Melegari, edited by Alfa Romeo instructors .
New Giulia, in the top version of the legendary Quadrifoglio distinguished range, represents the new Alfa Romeo paradigm and confirms those qualities that have always belonged to the Alfa Romeo DNA: distinctly Italian design, performance and innovative engines, perfect weight distribution, exceptional weight ratio / power and unique and exclusive technical solutions.
Equipped with the new 2.9 BiTurbo engine petrol 510 hp - All aluminum and techniques inspired by technology and skills Ferrari - New Giulia Quadrifoglio ensures outstanding performance: top speed of 307 km / h, acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in just 3.9 seconds and a maximum torque of 600 Nm. by the way, although the values of power and torque are sensational, the 2.9 BiTurbo petrol "six-cylinder" is best in class in emissions (198 g / km of CO 2 with 6-speed manual gearbox) and is surprisingly fuel efficient, thanks to the deactivation of electronically controlled cylinder system.
At the official ceremony, along with the New Giulia Quadrifoglio, they were exposed several models of the FCA range - Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Jeep Renegade - which will be delivered (800 units) in the course of 2016 and will be configured according to the needs of the Force for control of territory .
The guests attending were then able to admire a historical example of the Alfa Romeo Giulia Super Seventies, concrete evidence of the strong link between Alfa Romeo and the Carabinieri which has its roots in the Second World War when all of the "Gazelles" had the mark Alfa grille on, starting with the Giulietta and its direct descendant, the Giulia. The latter in particular, was the car that in the 70 proposed vanguard conceptions managing to combine excellent performance motor with high reliability qualities. The well was integrated car in the structural design of renewal of the Force, supplemented by the latest radio-telephones connected to the Operations Centre, which constituted the pride of the General Command. The medium was used from 1963 to 1968.
Since then the partnership between the Corps and Alfa Romeo has continued over the years with more and more aggressive and reliable cars: Alfa Romeo Alfetta, Alfa Romeo 90, Alfa Romeo 75 Alfa Romeo 155, the Alfa Romeo 156 Alfa Romeo 159, arriving until today at the New Giulia Quadrifoglio, a symbol of the excellent technological know-how and the best creative spirit of our country.