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 |  Jul 22 2011, 7:13 AM


The Carabinieri in Rome and Milan will now be enjoying their daily patrols in sporty new Lotus Evora S police cars. Specially modified for the po-po in Italy, the Evora S fleet will feature new-age voice recognition technology, and a special portable refrigeration compartment for the transport of vital organs and blood for medical emergencies. Powered by Toyota‘s supercharged 3.5L V6, the Evora S will pack 350-hp and more than 300 lb-ft of torque to handle almost any high speed chase.

Those on the force who will be fortunate enough to pilot these Evora S models have already received special training at a new test track at Lotus’ headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk. There, they learned all about the potential of the Evora S model.

GALLERY: Lotus Evora S Italian Police Cars

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 |  Jul 21 2011, 1:05 PM

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There’s something inherently attractive about dressing a car up in police livery and gear. If doesn’t matter if its a VW Beetle or a Lamborghini Gallardo, a vehicle’s “cool factor” goes up several notches as soon as we think the men and women in blue might actually be using it to fight crime.

And while some cars could really use all the help they can get in attaining envy-worthy status, some don’t. Included in the latter list is anything from British sports car maker Lotus. Still, strapping a light bar and some graphics onto one of these light-weight wonders only raises its proverbial amp to 11.

So when Lotus released a selection of its police-liveried two-door cruisers, ranging from the modern to the nostalgic, we just had to share.

GALLERY: Lotus Police Cars

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