Ferrari 458 Confiscated From The Mafia Has Been Turned Into A Police Car

Crime does not pay, well, not for long anyway. Italian police in Milan are trying to send a message by making good use of Ferrari 458 Spider.

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They recently confiscated the supercar from local mafia and have now converted it into a police car, complete with sirens and flashing police lights. Try getting away from them now in an average car. They are trying to drive him the point that the younger generation should not get involved in crime. What was the status symbol of a then successful criminal is now a reminder to locals that the long arm of the law will always get you.

The local authorities confiscated the sports car in September 2015. Instead of it sitting in an impound lot for years on end or landing up in the crushers, they now plan to use it to educate the youngsters that crime does not pay. Italian law permits authorities such as the police and fire brigade to make requests to retain personal property that has been confiscated from mobsters.

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The stunning and powerful Ferrari is not the only vehicle in their growing collection of confiscated goods. It joins another 30 cars and three motorcycles that were also seized by authorities and used in the fight against crime. Apart from the distinctive design, it otherwise looks just like a police car. Local company Carrozzeria Marazzi Caronno Pertusella, who have the job of fitting out the normal fleet of police cars, took on the job at no charge as an act of support in the fight against organized crime.

So the Spider now features the distinctive custom paint scheme of the regular Italian police cars with green and red splashes of color. Apart from the Ferrari, the Italian Highway Patrol has also recently acquired a Lamborghini Huracán Polizia and Nissan just modified a Police Pursuit GT-R for the fictional Skyline Metro Police Department. Sadly, the car is unlikely to be used in many high speed chases as it is intended to be used more as a PR tool to be used at “a number of special events for children to make them understand that crime does not pay.”