There is a new 'gazzella' in the flock.
The Italian gendarmerie, the Carabinieri, has always been an extremely well-armed police force when it comes to the vehicle fleet. Since the Second world War, the corps primarily driven Italian cars, and especially patruljevognene from Alfa Romeo contributed to the comparison with the fast gazelles.
Now the gendarmes, however, purchased 19 copies of the largest jeep on the model of the american Jeep. It's called the Grand Cherokee and resembles with its square shapes and meterbrede grille some of the longest you can get from an elegant Italian car.
the Sight deceiving, however, a part. Jeep is a part of the same FCA-group, which, among other Alfa Romeo and Fiat, and the Grand Cherokee share the therefore, technique with a wide range of models from støvlelandet.
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Under the hood is not a raging V8's, as one might expect of an american jeep, but a six cylinder dieselmaskine, providing nice 190 hp. However, it is also one of the only things that have been allowed to survive from the original civilbil.
Carabinieriets new patrol car is equipped with reinforced bodywork, glass and even tires, that can withstand attacks and riffelskud. The underbody is also updated to make the car even more maneuverable, when it should go fast. It writes the Jeep in a press release.
In the cabin there is space made for gendarmernes automatvåben by the side of the seats and in the trunk hangs a pair of bulletproof vests, in case the passengers suddenly need extra protection.
- the end Result is a tactical vehicle, which is able to ensure security in the top class for servicemen and women, when the car at the same time offers excellent mechanical reliability, which makes it able to take on any mission with success, the promise of the Jeep in the press release.
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The civilian version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h. of 10.2 seconds and can maximum reach the 190 km mark on the speedometer. How the heavy armoring have affected the performance, mention the Jeep is not something about, but are not put up to that patruljevognen to catch the Ferraris on the Italian autostrada.
This has the gendarmes of far more suitable vehicles like the Lotus Elise and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio.
The 19-SUVS must instead be a part of the Carabinieriets antiterrorkorps. The first is already delivered to politikorpset in Rome, and the remaining cars are scheduled to be on the roads throughout Italy before the end of the year.