Advertisement
BBC TopGear
BBC TopGear
Advertisement feature
WELCOME TO HYUNDAI’S HAPPINESS MACHINE
View the latest news
First Look

Molto bello! Lamborghini Urus Performante set to join Italian State Police fleet

It will serve as an ‘organ transport and special services’ vehicle, and is the sixth Lamborghini model to take up the badge

Published: 12 Dec 2023

If you’re going to get nicked, you may as well be seen getting ushered into the back of a Lamborghini right? The Italians agree (sort of), which is why a Urus Performante will join its fleet of blues and twos in 2024 as an ‘organ transport and special services’ vehicle. So while it may not do the rounds in Police Interceptors, its role will be invaluable in saving lives.

On the outside, a blue and white police livery has been plastered and paired with black accents and glossy black alloys. Reflective ‘Polizia’ logos have also been used across the doors, while a blue LED light bar takes its universal place atop the roof alongside a two-tone electric siren.

Advertisement - Page continues below

The cabin has, expectedly, seen the biggest makeover. While the actual driver display and centre console remain close to standard, the rear portion of the car has been fitted with a utility box full of… many things. A flip-down message display and a section for stowing service equipment have also been added, as has a defibrillator for first aid response, making this Urus more Optimus Prime than Megatron.

The engine remains untouched, so the twin-turbocharged V8 still sends 657bhp and 627lb ft of torque to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. Though the original car weighed around 2,150kg, and the modifications would no doubt have increased this number by some amount, we think the output should still be plentiful.

Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann said: “It is with great pleasure that we are continuing our twenty-year co-operation with the Italian State Police. Knowing that our cars are used for public duties and, above all, for crucial operations to save human lives, can only make me and the whole company proud. These initiatives, which bring us great satisfaction, demonstrate our innate close ties with Italy.”

This isn’t the first time a Lamborghini has been repurposed and sent to aid in state affairs, with several ‘Polizia Huracáns’ also currently in use for organ transportation and special services in Italy, while Dubai police are also known to deploy Aventadors from time to time to joyride. Err, we mean catch criminals.

Advertisement - Page continues below

Top Gear
Newsletter

Get all the latest news, reviews and exclusives, direct to your inbox.

More from Top Gear

Loading
See more on First Look

Subscribe to the Top Gear Newsletter

Get all the latest news, reviews and exclusives, direct to your inbox.

By clicking subscribe, you agree to receive news, promotions and offers by email from Top Gear and BBC Studios. Your information will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

BBC TopGear

Try BBC Top Gear Magazine

subscribe