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
Lotus didn't simply ship a pair of navy Evoras out to Italy for the carabinieri to slap on a few stickers and a set of blue lights. These cars are the result of a year-long collaboration between Rome and Norfolk, the livery and preparation done in-house at Hethel.
As well as the Spleen Freezer and the many rows of blue lights, Lotus engineers also fitted the Evora with the carabinieri's EVA (Enhanced Vehicle Automation) unit - a combined satnav/comms/surveillance device that, for some reason, TopGear is prevented from fiddling with - and a whacking great PA system that, for some reason, TopGear is not prevented from fiddling with.