TG rides along with the Carabinieri
A 172mph Lotus. Blues and twos. Armed policemen. And a fridge. Organ delivery just got faster
Posted: 02 Dec 2011
OK, this isn't technically a car chase. We're not being hunted down, nor are we on the tail of an underworld chief with a body in the trunk of his Lancia Thema. We're not on the tail of anyone. This is a dry run, a chance for the carabinieri to get to grips with its pair of box-fresh Lotus Evora Ss. But on the two cars' very first outing in the Italian capital, they're letting Rome know who's boss.
Luckily for Italian criminals, the Evoras won't be used as standard patrol cars (though 20 minutes wedged in the rear compartment of the Evora while pounding over Rome's cobbles would surely be enough to deter the casual felon from a life of crime forever). Instead, they'll be employed for the emergency transportation of blood and organs - the squishy internal bits of body, not the large instruments - all over Italy.