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
Behind the driver's seat of each car lurks a refrigerated compartment for keeping lungs, livers and pancreases tasty-fresh. You're looking at a pair of 345bhp, 172mph, organ delivery vans. Today, mercifully, the Lung Fridge is empty. But, though this is a mere warm-up for the carabinieri, it is still, unquestionably, the fastest method of making progress through Rome in a midweek rush hour.
This traffic is pure, unadulterated, gridlocked carnage. The recognised method for calculating journey times in Rome is as follows: plug your start point and destination into a route finder, multiply its result by 15, add a few hours and then cancel anything you were planning on doing until next week.