A twin-turbo, six-speed Alfa Romeo manual cruiser for the Carabineri.
The Italian Carabinieri know how to do a police car right. Look no further than this Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, which was presented to the Carabinieri by Fiat Chrysler’s Sergio Marchionne and John Elkann in a ceremony Thursday. Yes, it’s the 503-horsepower version of the Giulia and better still, it’s got a six-speed manual.
You might be wondering, “why do Italian military police need a twin-turbo super sedan,” noting the lack of Charger Hellcats in most of America’s police fleets. It’s here for the same reason why the Carabinieri has a fleet of Lotus Evoras: They sometimes need something really fast for, you know, police duty. Stuff like delivering organs and blood or escorting important people.
The force will only get two Giulia QVs, but Fiat Chrysler will provide the Carabinieri with 800 cars this year including Giuliettas, Jeep Renegades, and Fiat Panda 4x4s. Also at the presentation ceremony was a gorgeous Alfa Giulia Super police car from the 1970s.
This might not be as ridiculous as some of the cars in Dubai’s police fleet–which includes a Bugatti Veyron, Aston Martin One-77, Lamborghini Aventador, and other supercars–but there is something so right about this Giulia in a Carabinieri livery. It’s almost assuredly cooler than whatever your local constabulary drives.