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: I wanna be a cop!


bassist5
18th May 2004, 05:33 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4979103


Sure beats the hell out of Crown Vics and Impalas.. :o

Cuba
18th May 2004, 06:55 PM
Those are wicked. I saw that story on the news. I reckon it'll encourage racing. How much more fun would it be to have a car chase with Lamborghini polizia?

jetman
18th May 2004, 07:06 PM
Transport organs? Dont they have helicopters? Anyway, that's a job I would love to have. As the song goes, "I'm a hostage that would drive".

Mattlach
18th May 2004, 07:13 PM
I just think its really funny how all the cops are posing next to it, trying to look all cool :P haha.

you just know that they had a budget overage or something, and someone sat for hours trying to figure out how to justify spending it on a Lamborghini.. :P

SPG900
18th May 2004, 07:55 PM
you just know that they had a budget overage or something, and someone sat for hours trying to figure out how to justify spending it on a Lamborghini.. :P

It was a birthday gift from Lamborghini, actually.

jetman
18th May 2004, 07:58 PM
I had a birthday recently. I dont see my Lambo.

SPG900
18th May 2004, 08:02 PM
When you celebrate your 152nd anniversary, you'll get your Lambo.

Cuba
18th May 2004, 08:06 PM
actually I'd say that someone down at Lamborghini got into a little strife over something just a wee bit illegal and the cars are a nice little way of keeping the Polizia happy. Pazzo :!

bassist5
18th May 2004, 08:42 PM
they have some nice cars already.. Alfa 156, Lancia Thesis *drools*

lexcoptk
18th May 2004, 09:58 PM
I had seen the story but I didn't realize the car was given to them by Lambo. I just figured it was seized in a drug bust or somthing, that is how we get anything other than a Crown Vic or Explorer.

GearHead
18th May 2004, 11:31 PM
I thought the murcialgo went 200+MPH

brunp
18th May 2004, 11:43 PM
It is similar to how our local Kanata OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) received their donated Mercedes ML320 police cruuser from Olgivie Motors. It is used as a Community vehicle, however, if called into action, it will serve.

As far as the having other forms of speed trapping cars, Europe by far has it better than the U.S. and Canada.

However, police cruisers are never foreign unless they are donated or seized with no one claiming. I do see Camaro cruisers quite often on the Interstates in New York...

Paul

Turboner
19th May 2004, 02:25 AM
Some cops are chill, others schpelonke little kids for drinking some brewhas and schmoking some nuggets :o . Police can suck the fat one.

oh and running from them is always fun, unless they have a lambo, **** that ****.

Turboner Baby!

sethsev7n
19th May 2004, 03:56 AM
Transport organs? Dont they have helicopters? Anyway, that's a job I would love to have. As the song goes, "I'm a hostage that would drive".

I think you would want to drive that car at every opportunity instead of taking a helicopter :P

greenphotos
19th May 2004, 04:03 AM
The photo looks like the cops don't know how to get in, and are reading the instruction book. One seems to have got the right idea but seems to no know what to do next.

Mark
:cheesy:

tom
19th May 2004, 04:45 AM
Here in Finland cops got a S-type R Jaguar. Some stupid magazine donated it to them. What a waste.

here's a pic. No police decals on the sides, but the lights give it away.

http://www.turunsanomat.fi/juttu/kuva.asp?kuva=140223,1

-tom-

abdukted1456
19th May 2004, 01:02 PM
On the Turnpike (I-90) In Massachusetts (USA) they have all sorts of unmarked cars they use. I have seen a Licoln Mark 8/Mark5 or whatever those really sleek looking sporty ones are called, jet black with tinted windows. A green Mustang with bodykit and spoiler, Camaro, Crown Vics, Chevy Impalas, Chevy Caprices, and even full size Dodge and Chevy VANS! They have no markings, but they have strobe lights hidden in the grill, the headlights, turn signal/blinkers, sidemarkers, tail lights, and also lights hidden in the front and rear windshields, usually hidden by dark tint. Also on the full size vans lights are hidden behind mirror-finish windows! You have no idea it is a cop until lights start flashing out of all sorts of hiding places!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Slowpc
19th May 2004, 02:41 PM
^^^^^

And that is why i hate the turnpike now.... (and all the road work they are doing to it now)

flounder43
19th May 2004, 03:26 PM
The cops in Aspen, Colorado are also lucky:

http://www.aspenpitkin.com/depts/53/divisions_patrol.cfm

http://www.aspenpitkin.com/depts/53/images/patrolcar.jpg

kevitree
19th May 2004, 03:47 PM
these are doing quite well around the uk

roller girl
19th May 2004, 06:00 PM
i think that there is an area in Colorado that has Lamborghini's....obviously Aspen has better taste than all of that!

didn't they make a 4WD Lambo that could still do something like 90 MPH with 4 flat tires in the mud...or something like that??

Halcyon
19th May 2004, 06:16 PM
It confuses me enormously as to "why", but for a comprehensive guide to UK police vehicles (including vans and would you believe helicopters) try HERE (http://www.ukpolicecars.co.uk/)

No un-marked cars though :evil:

brunp
19th May 2004, 11:49 PM
OK...for the record, here are my images from the local Ontario Provincial Police office on Ottawa with the Benz cruiser.

http://www.pbrun.net/saabcentral/mbcruiser1.jpg

http://www.pbrun.net/saabcentral/mbcruiser2.jpg

http://www.pbrun.net/saabcentral/mbcruiser3.jpg

Paul

brunp
19th May 2004, 11:53 PM
The cops in Aspen, Colorado are also lucky:

http://www.aspenpitkin.com/depts/53/divisions_patrol.cfm

http://www.aspenpitkin.com/depts/53/images/patrolcar.jpg

That means that one can get foreign cars in a police package in quantities. However, this also means that the Aspen, Colorado city has more money that the rest of the departments across North America who only purchase Crown Vic's or Grand Marquise for cruisers...

Paul

roller girl
20th May 2004, 09:17 AM
i know this is going to sound kind of funny (or irritatingly grown up) but the authorities can be so much more effective in a car that performs like those pictured here (although the Lambo is pushing the definition of "need" and "effective use") i'm suprised that more towns don't abandon the crown vic or Marquise for something that simply handles better.

It's not like the MSRP for the Marquise is all that much less than a Saab...the 4 models range from $25,000-$32,000

But wait! we don't waaant them to have cars that help them perform better...do we? :-??

the police in Easton, CT have sweet Mustangs....(as much as a non vintage Mustang can be sweet)

Crevalle
20th May 2004, 03:33 PM
It was a birthday gift from Lamborghini, actually.

Actually, it was a brilliant marketing move by Lamborghini (and make no mistake about it, that is ALL it was). Priceless advertising. How else could you get worldwide press coverage of your new vehicle with around $100,000 (I'm guessing this is their approximate manufacturing cost)?

Absolutely brilliant.