Last year, the Dubai Police made news by purchasing a string of supercars to act as patrol vehicles around the city. Apparently, a generous family in Los Angeles thought that the LAPD needed to keep up with the Joneses, because they recently donated use of their Lamborghini Gallardo. Unfortunately, you won't be seeing the Italian coupe in any high-speed chases, as it's being used exclusively for display at charity events.

The Lamborghini has arrived courtesy of Nathalie and Travis Marg, proprietors of telecommunications contractor Light Source 1 Inc. They approached the force with the idea to use the supercar because "they admire what the LAPD does for the community," said LAPD Sergeant Frank Preciado to Autoblog. Galpin Auto Sports was tapped for the custom wrap to make it look like a police car, and according to Sgt. Preciado, the police force can use the car indefinitely. Importantly, the LAPD says no tax dollars have been expended on this vehicle.

The LAPD Gallardo will be on display to the public at Los Angeles County Air Show on March 21-22, and Sgt. Preciado said the police have already received many inquiries to display the car at other events. The police have even set up dedicated Twitter and Instagram accounts to promote its newest addition. Too bad it won't be catching speeders anytime soon.


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      thedriveatfive
      • 9 Months Ago
      This makes just as much sense as it does in dubai.
        Mario Moore
        • 9 Months Ago
        @thedriveatfive
        Sorry, in Dubai, you'll see 22 year olds with damn Rolls Royces and damn ferraris. **** if freaking stupid out there.
      bullitt2605
      • 9 Months Ago
      The entire state is going bankrupt yeah that's what they need.
        getoffmylawn
        • 9 Months Ago
        @bullitt2605
        you may not have read the article as i sense a bit of sarcasm, but for once, the comment is still applicable. a donated car would certainly benefit a bankrupted state. good job!
      bohikke
      • 9 Months Ago
      Only in California, the LAPD will paint over a $10000 paint job with a $250 Maaco police special. That in itself is a crime, the the car looks hideous.
        Snajim
        • 9 Months Ago
        @bohikke
        "Galpin Auto Sports was tapped for the custom wrap to make it look like a police car..." Did you even read the article?
      RichY
      • 9 Months Ago
      Crooked cops who did they steal this one from.
      Cruising
      • 9 Months Ago
      Wow they donated the Lamborghini to the police, that actually warms my heart. We still have good people out there.
      A Danforth Wilkins
      • 9 Months Ago
      I'm guessing liability and maintenance are the reasons this won't be used the way we want it.
        b.rn
        • 9 Months Ago
        @A Danforth Wilkins
        Yep, I suspect it'll be used at events a lot more than it will be for enforcement.
      Dark Gnat
      • 9 Months Ago
      The People's Republic of California is an interesting place.
      gtv4rudy
      • 9 Months Ago
      How will the LAPD give up the coffee and donuts in order to fit in one of these?
      over9000
      • 9 Months Ago
      That's great... As if America is not broke enough
      kos10
      • 9 Months Ago
      The benefits of seizing a narcotic bust, besides the money and the drugs.
      kos10
      • 9 Months Ago
      The benefits from seizing from narcotic bust, besides the money and drugs.
        getoffmylawn
        • 9 Months Ago
        @kos10
        what is it about this article that nobody reads it before they comment.
      Ryan
      • 9 Months Ago
      And with this donation Nathalie and Travis Marg will never get another speeding ticket ever again.
        Mario Moore
        • 9 Months Ago
        @Ryan
        As long as its in the LA city limits. Even then, California Highway Patrol might want a little bit of that action.
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