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Italian Carabinieri get two Alfa Romeo Giulia QV police cars

Of course, only the Italians would adopt a 375kW twin-turbo sports car for its official military police. Yep, the Carabinieri has been given two brand new Alfa Romeo Giulia QV sports cars.

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Carabinieri

The exquisite police cars will be used in Milan and Rome, showcasing the traditional blue, red and while livery, complete with a very cool LED police light bar on the roof.

Inside, the Giulia police cars are kitted out with all of the usual police radio equipment, such as a tablet touch-screen for the passenger, lots of special switches, some weapons, and some medical equipment including a defibrillator and first-aid.

Not that the Italian police really enforce speed limits, the special police cars won’t be used for general traffic duties. Instead, they will be enlisted to help with special transportation operations, such as transferring blood and organs, as well as attending important ceremonies.

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Carabinieri-interior

Under the bonnet, the sports sedan is powered by a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 producing 375kW of power and 600Nm of torque. It’s able to conquer 0-100km/h in just 3.9 seconds, and it offers a top speed of just over 300km/h.

As such, only a handful of the Carabinieri will be driving these beasts. The lucky officers will receive special driver training so they can make the most of the high-powered cars.

This isn’t the first time the Italian police has used performance Alfa Romeos. It wasn’t that long ago when it used the 3.2 JTS versions of the old 159 sedan, equipped with a 191kW front-wheel drive V6.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • The car is not available with any 8-cylinder engines, the twin turbo QV above is a V-6

    • Brett Davis

      Fixed. Thanks