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
As we pull to a halt beside Constantine Arch, the gathered crowd breaks into a spontaneous round of applause. I could get used to this. A pair of Roman centurions stride over. Interesting. Does our ballistic cop-car convoy have the ability to cut holes in the space-time continuum? Centurion II fishes out a mobile phone from deep within his subarmalis. Apparently not, then.
"Low-toose!" cheers Centurion I, giving me the ancient Roman seal of approval, a cheesy thumbs-up. I'm surprised that a small British brand registers on the radar of a country with more than its fair share of fast-car marques, but Rome really gets Lotus. We're assaulted with a barrage of questions from the locals. They all know what these cars are.