Looks like speeders are going to have a heck of a time outrunning the LAPD now that they have a Lamborghini Gallardo in their fleet. It’s like the LAPD played the video game Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and were like, “We should have those!”
According to an editorial on MSN, the Los Angeles Police Department recently took delivery of a beautiful Lamborghini Gallardo. It was painted in classic LAPD black-and-white wrap, courtesy of Nathalie and Travis Marg of the telecommunications contractor, Light Source 1, Inc. The Lamborghini Gallardo, a 10-cylinder speed exotic, is part of LAPD’s Rampart Division.
Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing the Lamborghini Gallardo in any hot pursuits. The Margs only donated their Lamborghini Gallardo on a temporary basis, for the LAPD to use in charity events benefiting the LAPD’s Air Support Team. So we may not get a hot pursuit with the Lamborghini Gallardo cop car, but we might have some intense high-speed chases with a chopper. Maybe the choppers drop flash bombs and mobile spike strips just like in the video game.
Despite its lack of action, the LAPD’s Lamborghini Gallardo, or “LAPD Lambo” as it is called, is a media sensation in Los Angeles. The Lamborghini Gallardo not only has its own website, but also an Instagram and Twitter. The @LAPDLambo Twitter account is written in the first person, as if the car were updating it. So far, it has let the Los Angeles residents know it will not be patrolling the streets and that the Margs are picking up the tab, not taxpayers.
The United Kingdom and Dubai are actually the leaders when it comes to exotic cop cars. The United Kingdom had everything including Ford Escort Cosworths, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions, Jaguar XFs, Lotus Evoras, Subaru STI, Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, and currently a Caparo T1. Dubai has the most insane lineup now, which includes Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari FF, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, and even an Aston Martin One-77, as reported here on The Inquisitr.
The LAPD Lamborghini Gallardo may just be for show, but it is still a dream to see it in action. So far, the closest we have of a Lamborghini on hot pursuit are in video games, which is easily showcased in the opening video for Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit.
[Featured Image via Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit promotion by EA]
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