► Italian police choose new Alfa Romeo
► Carabinieri to run Giulia Quadrifoglio
► Watch out on the autostrada!
Planning an Italian driving holiday this summer? Then watch out for the Carabinieri’s latest high-speed pursuit vehicle: the national police force has taken delivery of its first Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.
It’d certainly scare the bejeepers out of us in the rear-view mirror. Wrapped in a navy paint so inky it’s virtually black, the Italian M3 also sports devilish red stripes on its bonnet and flanks, while the usual crop of flashing blue lights are fitted to the chin spoiler, roof and rear valance.
The ultimate police fleet deal
Thankfully, the Italian police are only getting a pair of Giulia QVs but their delivery, at a ceremony this week attended by Alfa overlord Sergio Marchionne, is part of a larger fleet deal to the Carabinieri.
Click here for the spec secrets of the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
It will be taking 800 Fiat Chrysler group products, stretching from the hotshot Giulia to Jeep Renegades and Fiat Panda 4x4s for cops in more mountainous regions of Italy.
The fuzz have form in desirable Italian metal; also on show at the handover presentation was a lovely Alfa Giulia Super police car from the 1970s (below).
Click here for the full news, specs and gallery on the Alfa Giulia range