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think they (Carabinieri) will like if they really get the QV version
 

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wow, 4C!

great!

this is why I like Italy. even police looks sexy!
 

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its not uncommon to see black uniform with tight Armani skirt, hair flowing loose, stockings and heels, red lipstick with submachine gun over shoulder in Italy ... its called dressed to kill lol
 

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Ive been in a few police cars in various countries over the years but id happily sit in the back of the "carabinieri" latest additions...:thumbup:
 

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Sergio's dad was a Carabiniere - he mentioned this at the presentation.

...this presentation is part of Alfa and FCA in general trying to regain the Carabinieri's fleet business. The Giulia QVs are the start of a 9,000 vehicle deal which will include Jeep (Renegade, Grand Cherokee), FIAT (Panda and Panda 4x4) and Alfa (Giulia,Giulietta) models.

Police sales are generally considered to be "good" fleet sales (as opposed to daily-rental fleets, for example) - it gives the models a high public profile, and people will believe that cars are reliable if they see the police forces and other emergency services using them.
 

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Small correction - the Carabinieri patrol cars are called "Gazzella", not "Pantera" - the "Pantera" are the cruisers the Polizia Stradale (traffic corps if you wish) uses, which in its latest incarnation have been 2.4 JTDm 159s. They even had the panther profile drawn on the front wheel arches :)

As for the "drivers", to be honest I strongly suspect those to be models...the "real deal" tend to be a bit, how to say, less pleasant on the eye :biglaugh: - unless it's in Rome around the tourist spots, I kid you not - the purposely send the more attractive girls and boys in blue (or black) in places like Piazza di Spagna, St. Peter's square and so on. That's also where you'd see the skirt & heels uniforms - It's a "PR" thing, really :thumbup:

Up until a couple of decades ago, I kid you not, there was a widespread rumor that the Police would effectively discard the more attractive women during the selection process, in order to avoid potentially disastrous accusations of sexual based favouritism in what was an extremely male-dominated environment (the Carabinieri didn't allow women until 2001).

The carabinieri are just fake police, they don't deserve Alfa's
Ah, they had them since the dawn of times. But to explain it to the non Italians, Duemila is somewhat correct - contrary to what most foreigners think, the main police force of Italy is the Polizia di Stato - the girls and boys with the light blue (smurf coloured!) cars, which is effectively a civil force.

They are the ones who have the duty to patrol the State's assets - motorways, railways, coastline and airports. On these, the Carabinieri have effectively little to no jurisdiction unless they're called in to support the Polizia. Another thing Carabinieri won't normally do, not alone at least, is public security.

Yet, if you need to report a crime you can call either indistinctly; The competencies do overlap quite a lot; Funnily enough, they do have different emergency numbers but sometimes you call the Carabinieri and the Polizia shows up or vice-versa, depending on who happened to be closer.
 

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Police sales are generally considered to be "good" fleet sales (as opposed to daily-rental fleets, for example) - it gives the models a high public profile, and people will believe that cars are reliable if they see the police forces and other emergency services using them.
Exactly, and it also creates an aura of importance around the cars.

Every single driver in Italy will be on his/her best behaviour around an Alfa on the road, especially if it's a saloon (155, 156 and 159 regardless) and dark coloured; Historically, there have been plenty of civilian-disguised patrol cars and, well, you can never know :biglaugh:.

Similarly on the motorway, as they see the scudetto in the mirror their mind goes immediately to "la Stradale!". When I had a dark blue 155, other cars would literally disappear out of the overtaking lane faster than one could reach for the headlight stalk :biglaugh:
 
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