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Italian Cops Add Lamborghini to Fleet

May 18, 2004

ROME, ITALY -- Italian drivers who like to use roads as their personal speedways are about to lose the race, according to the Monterey Herald newspaper.Italy's state police presented a sleek new addition to their fleet Friday: a Lamborghini Gallardo, with a top speed of 192 mph. The car is ready for service, fitted with a siren and painted blue and white with the word "POLIZIA" - "police" - stenciled on the side.Police showed it off at an anniversary celebration in Rome on Friday. They said the Lamborghini will be used on the Salerno-Reggio Calabria highway in southern Italy, for emergencies and to transport organs for transplant.Lamborghini, which is owned by Volkswagen and based near Bologna in northern Italy, donated the car. The six-speed, two-door luxury vehicle can go from zero to 60 mph in four seconds, and has a list price of $165,000.

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