The Italian Carabineri military police became the first police department to put the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan into service after obtaining two 505 horsepower Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde models. Now, the Romanian police that patrol Ilfov County, the area that encompasses and surround Bucharest, has become the second police department to begin utilizing the Italian four-door.
The Romanian police scooped up a Giulia Veloce model, which might not be as cool as the Italian military police’s Giulia QV, but at 280 horsepower it should be much more powerful than the many diesel economy cars that occupy Romania’s roads. Alfa Romeo claims the Giulia Veloce can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 5.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 240 km/h.
An Alfa Romeo Giulia wagon variant is been rumored to be in the works and if so, even more police departments may become interested in putting it into service. Maybe the United Kingdom’s coppers will swap their well-known Volvos for the more exciting Giulia. They probably wouldn’t be as safe nor as practical, but that’s a small trade off for looking 10 times cooler, right?