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The LAPD Now Has a Lamborghini Cop Car ...
Jalopnik.com ^ | March 16, 2014 | Michael Ballaban

Posted on 03/16/2014 9:51:47 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

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The LAPD Now Has a Lamborghini Cop Car, Because Charity

Los Angeles is a town of dreams, of wonder, of authenticity, heart, and soul. Oh wait. No. It is none of those things. Which is why instead of getting a Morgan Three Wheeler like my constant letters have suggested, they went out and got a Lamborghini Gallardo. Figures. Just like Dubai.

In all fairness, the LAPD Lamborghini isn't actually part of the force to show off, or just to keep up with the Emirati Joneses with their ridiculous Bugatti Veyron cop car, but was rather donated to them by a rather generous couple. Nathale and Travis Marg, who have a fiber optics company called Light Source 1, donated the use of their baby Lambo with its V10 sitting squarely in the middle, to the LAPD.

Instead of being used for high-speed chases and organ transport, like the Italian police Gallardo, it'll only be used for charity events to support the LAPD Air Support team.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; US: California
KEYWORDS: bluezones; carping; cops; drivefast; gallardo; lamborghini; lapd; leo; losangeles; sportscar; supersportscar; v10
lamborghini police car photo:  Lamborghini_Gallardo_Italian_Police_Car.jpg Italian cops ended up wrecking their Lamborghini police car a few years back ...
1 posted on 03/16/2014 9:51:47 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Related ...

Italian Police Total Lamborghini Cop Car

http://jalopnik.com/5415145/italian-police-total-lamborghini-cop-car


2 posted on 03/16/2014 9:52:36 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Gotta keep up with Bieber?


3 posted on 03/16/2014 9:54:39 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: DogByte6RER

Los Angeles. That’s in Mexico, right?


4 posted on 03/16/2014 9:55:36 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: DogByte6RER

They will crash it within 6 months.


5 posted on 03/16/2014 9:56:13 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: umgud

LA is the Biebe this town is one huge freak show 24/7.


6 posted on 03/16/2014 9:57:27 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: DogByte6RER

Italian cops sure set the style. We walked past a parade ground in Rome. They had those three musketeer hats with the feathers bent way back over the back of the hats.


7 posted on 03/16/2014 9:57:50 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Gaffer

Que?


8 posted on 03/16/2014 9:58:23 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: DogByte6RER

Drug money at work for the citizens.


9 posted on 03/16/2014 9:59:19 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: max americana

I have an idea for a screenplay...


10 posted on 03/16/2014 10:00:07 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: morphing libertarian

Hablamos ambos leguajes aqui.


11 posted on 03/16/2014 10:02:23 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Army Air Corps

I smell a Paul Walker moment in the future.


12 posted on 03/16/2014 10:02:51 AM PDT by Johnny_cash (10 out of 10 idiots voted for 0Bama!)
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To: umgud

You beat me to it, how long before they wreck with the Bieb?


13 posted on 03/16/2014 10:03:13 AM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Nope!

It will be BOOSTED by some Gang of Illegals.


14 posted on 03/16/2014 10:04:45 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: DogByte6RER
But of course they don't do high speed police chases because they are too dangerous to the public.

Another thought... Do you want to be the officer behind the wheel in a chase when the times comes to ram the perp and spin him/her out? In the lambo? That might be a "career limiting move" as we say...

15 posted on 03/16/2014 10:06:59 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: DogByte6RER

lapd - how to make a lambourghini look ugly.


16 posted on 03/16/2014 10:12:17 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: onedoug

I barely speak english, my birth choice.

I live in soCal and took French and latin, for some inexplicable reason.

Feliz viaje

Oceanside Cal, republic of Northern Baja.


17 posted on 03/16/2014 10:18:57 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: DogByte6RER; Monkey Face; Anoreth

Car ping,
What could possibly go wrong...?


18 posted on 03/16/2014 10:31:39 AM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: DogByte6RER

And they fund office parties by holding drawings at $50/ticket for who gets to drive it each day.


19 posted on 03/16/2014 10:41:12 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: EagleUSA

You will not be able to out run that cruiser! I still think that all people who try to out run the cops —whould be shot with a panzerfaust! One of these should be in every cop car—a fireball explosion to end all runs—look great on TV too.


20 posted on 03/16/2014 11:25:03 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Just think they could use them on dogs too!!!


21 posted on 03/16/2014 12:11:02 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: DogByte6RER

I would have thought it was courtesy of a drug seizure.


22 posted on 03/16/2014 12:14:10 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

You will not be able to out run that cruiser!
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Outrun? I absolutely could outrun that thing... I have driven autocrosses on police qualification courses where EVERY autox-er beat the official course record. To outrun that POS all you would have to do is turn down a road with a speed bump.. they’ll high-center it.


23 posted on 03/16/2014 12:22:22 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Neidermeyer

Even if you couldn’t find a speed bump I doubt most people could drive that, especially in traffic, without wrecking.


24 posted on 03/16/2014 1:06:25 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ThunderSleeps; DogByte6RER

The police do not own the car.

The couple LOANED the car to the police.

That means the couple DESIGNATE it’s use.

It is for SHOW ONLY.


25 posted on 03/16/2014 1:28:12 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (I just messed up my tagline. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Odd way to encourage the public to follow the speed limits, by driving around a car that goes 200 mph (or close).

Seems it would have the opposite effect.


26 posted on 03/16/2014 1:31:30 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (I just messed up my tagline. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Giving a cop a Lamborghini isn’t any different than giving a 16 year old kid a Lamborghini.

It will be wrecked within days.


27 posted on 03/16/2014 1:34:58 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: driftdiver

Absolutely ,, there is a huge difference between “race track speed” and “real life speed” ,,, the driver of the lambo has very poor visibility forward , he’s too low and that car is amazingly W-I-D-E ... real roads have other cars and real hazards.. I’d choose a hot hatch ,, a GTI or Fiat 500 Arbarth ... lets see him follow an Abarth through a narrow twisty section.


28 posted on 03/16/2014 1:47:47 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Fresh Wind

What was it P.J. O’Rourke said? “Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.”


29 posted on 03/16/2014 2:15:29 PM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: Gaffer

Los Angeles. That’s in Mexico, right?

-=8=-
Si.


30 posted on 03/16/2014 3:36:32 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: DogByte6RER
Not for long. LA is one of the car theft capitals of the world. How long before some pro boosts the Lamborghini and it gets shipped out of the country? You might even get some crooked LAPD to help it “disappear”./sarc/
31 posted on 03/16/2014 10:35:31 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: MasterGunner01

If that Lambo makes it to Mexico it’s never coming back ,, most of the Mexican police cars are stolen from the USA. The used car lots here which advertised to Mexicans had no problem selling them a “buy here pay here” newer car for 20% down knowing that it was going over the border ,, never to return ... I don’t know who insures their inventory but they are STUPID with a capital STUP.


32 posted on 03/17/2014 2:37:58 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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