It's the latest member of Italy's Carabinieri military police force.
The Italian police force is famous for its exotic police cars based on the Lamborghini Huracan. The Alfa Romeo Giulia has also formed part of the Carabinieri Italian military police force, and now the four-door Italian sports sedan has been given an upgrade.
Last week, Alfa Romeo delivered the first armored Giulia to the Carabinieri during an event held at the automaker's headquarters in Turin, where an original 1960s Alfa Romeo Giulia Carabinieri car was also on display. It's the first of 1,770 units that will be joining the police force.
Attending the event was John Elkann, the President of the Stellantis Group, Teo Luzi, Commander General of the Carabinieri, Alfa Romeo's CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato, and other Stellantis and Carabinieri exeuctives.
To protect the Giulia from attacks, the Italian police car is upgraded with a bulletproof windshield and side windows and shatterproof rear window. It also has armored front doors with B4-armored protection and protection for the fuel tank. Based on the recently updated 2021 model, the Carabinieri Alfa Romeo Giulia is finished in a custom Carabineri livery with a dark blue exterior and a contrasting white roof and red accents.
Fitted with flashing emergency lights, this armored Alfa Romeo Giulia cop car looks suitably intimidating. Inside, there are holders for police weapons and batons, a bulletproof vest, a radio, and a detainee cell. Under the hood, the crime-fighting Alfa Romeo Giulia is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivering 200 hp to help it keep criminals in its sights, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The first Alfa Romeo to join Italy's military police force was the 1900 M "Matta" in 1951, followed by the 1900 sedan in 1952, also known as the Gazelle, and the 1960s Giulia. Following the original Giulia was the Alfa Romeo Alfetta, 90, 75, 155, 156, and the new Giulia Quadrifoglio.