Rome has signed on to be the first European city to welcome the FIA Formula E Championship in 2014, adding another city full of rich, storied automotive history to the series’ growing schedule.
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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.