Though this isn’t the DNA you might think. What we are talking about is the DNA Technology fitted to the Alfa Romeo MiTo, the latest car to be joining the Sydney Police Force.
The unique Italian styling of the MiTo is certainly attracting its fair share of attention on the road, which according to police help them connect with communities in a strategic effort to build stronger relationships.
"When it comes to visibility, the MiTo has proven to be an exceptional car, attracting attention and interest like no other car, with its primary role as providing a talking point from which we can discuss road safety." – Chief Superintendent Bradley Shepherd, said.
While the Mito is unique, this is not the first time we have seen an oddball car being used by the Australian Police. In previous years we have seen the likes of the HSV GTO, Fiat 500, Lotus Exige, Chrysler 300C and Alfa Romeo GT Couple all wearing the Blue and Whites checks.
This is the second Alfa Romeo to be used as a Police car and the Italian manufacturer is proud to be able to offer this level of assistance to NSW Police.
“We see this as practical and highly cost effective way that we can play our role in a safer community for everyone. Our cars assist the Police in making contact with a wide range of people so they can discuss and offer help with road safety and crime prevention, as well as providing the practical assistance of transport. We believe that this is a very positive role that we can play in the community.”- Andrei Zaitzev
The Term DNA is derived from the latest in Car Control technology used in the Alfa Romeo Mito, allowing drivers to choose from 3 Traction and Stability Control Programs; Dynamic, Normal and All-weather or simply DNA.
Dynamic mode allows owners to experience the most sport focused drive from their Mito, providing better cornering feedback though less assisted steering, more engine power and a relaxed stability control setting. Normal Mode, designed for the commute to work provides drivers with lighter steering and a less aggressive engine tune for improved fuel economy. The final setting is All-weather mode which is designed for poor weather conditions, (heavy rain, snow, mud etc) giving drivers the full assistance from all driver aids to ensure a safe journey.
Perhaps one day Australian police will even get a Lamborghini? Maybe then, every k over may not be such a killer?