• Jun 5, 2010

NSW Police-spec Alfa Romeo MiTo – Click above for high-res image gallery

If your aim in choosing a new car is to get noticed, there's no shortage of attention-grabbing wheels to pick from, but few cars get noticed as quickly as a police cruiser. Sure, the flashing lights and blaring sirens might help, but not as much as the looming threat of being ticketed. Still, Australia's New South Wales police department seems to think it needs some help getting noticed.

That's precisely why Sydney-area law enforcement has taken delivery of an Alfa Romeo MiTo. Noticeably bereft of emergency lighting, the MiTo will be used for community outreach and safety awareness programs. Whether the wee Alfa will prove more effective in its assignment than a Hummer H3 or Holden Commodore remains to be seen, but it might help the authorities catch up with the next F1 champion who tries spinning donuts on city streets.



[Source: Car Advice via eurocarblog]


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      • 2 Years Ago
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      • 4 Years Ago
      They should have made it look less like a mouse.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Should be able to subdue some suspects with how ungainly it is.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow. Real guns in a country sort of aligned with UK.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Surprised you didn't mention the Lamborghini Police Car
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Wow. Real guns in a country sort of aligned with UK." British Police and Australian Police are very different. We always have had guns for the police.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I live in Pyrmont, an inner-city suburb. When we had a police station here, the local cops used to get around on Porsche bicycles. The station has since closed due to "budget cuts." Or is it just that we're just such a bunch of law-abiding goodie goodies?
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is a community car, meaning it will never be used for criminal police work.
      It's to raise the profile in areas where police are demonised and removed from the community. It's all about appearances.

      What's that F1 link referring to? Melbourne is 700+ km away from Sydney, just how NY is right next to DC, correct?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Neat! I keep slices of toast in each shirt pocket too.
        • 4 Years Ago
        those are bulletproof nipple protectors.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well if you don't keep toast in your pockets what are you supposed to spread your standard-issue emergency vegemite on?
      • 4 Years Ago
      lol.. honestly i was just gonna say..the 2 cops looks.. in the picture
      • 4 Years Ago
      No parking on the grass mate!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Surprise, buttsecks in 3..2......
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