Not to be outshined by their compagni over at the highway patrol unit and their Lamborghini Gallardo cruisers (that is, when they don’t crash them…), the Arma dei Carabinieri, a division of the Italian army that polices both military and civilian populations, has received a pair of bespoke Lotus Evora S sports cars.

The two specially-prepped Evora S models will serve the units based in Rome and Milan for the next two years.

Among other features, both patrol cars are equipped with some of the latest voice recognition technologies including the EVA (Enhanced Vehicle Automation) system, as well as a special portable refrigeration compartment mounted behind the front seats that allows for the safe transport of vital organs and blood required during medical emergencies.

Following the presentation of the two Lotus patrol cars, Lotus Chief Executive Officer Dany Bahar commented: “Everyone knows that Italy has more than it’s fair share of high profile sports car manufacturers so it is a real honour for a relatively small British brand to be in this position”.

Carabinieri spokesperson, Colonel Marco Minicucci noted that only trained drivers will sit behind the wheel of the Lotus sports models.

“Not just anyone can drive these cars, we carefully selected some of our team to attend a driver training session at the new test track at Lotus’ headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk where they learnt all about the very special characteristics and incredible potential of the cars,” said Minicucci.

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