Italy using the Giulia in their military corps isn’t new. The Arma dei Carabinieri has been supplied with Giulias for years and the classic Carabinieri model from the 1970s made an appearance when Sergio Marchionne presented two new Giulia Quadrifoglio to the corps.
You won’t be seeing their flashing lights in your rear view mirror. No, they will be used for more important tasks like transporting organs and blood for emergencies and acting as ceremonial police escorts.
While it is sporting the Carabinieri colors with its new dark blue and red livery, the performance specs remain the same as the civilian QV. They’ll still have a 505 hp twin-turbo V6 engine and the 0 to 60 mph time is still 3.8 seconds but that should be more than enough for the job.
Alfa Romeo more than made up for it with a ton of upgrades. Of course, there’s the iconic police lights on the roof and in the lower front grille. The real magic happens inside with the addition of a police radio, passenger-side tablet, and integrated lights and siren switchgear. You can’t see this but the Carabinieri QV also has a defibrillator, weapons storage compartment, portable cooling units and LED flashlight holders.
On top of the two new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, the Carabinieri corps plan to replace around 800 Alfa Romeo 159s with Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Jeep Renegade.
It may be long but, if you’re interested, the Arma dei Carabinieri has uploaded the whole ceremony on YouTube and you can watch it below.