With criminals around the world trying on different cars to evade the police, the police have become smarter and are increasingly relying on new vehicles to catch and restrain these criminals. And sometimes this involves a classic cat and mouse chase, involving expensive cars and high-speed pursuits. This requires quite a large amount of power under the hood. Here are some of the most fearsome vehicles that police departments around the world have to maintain the law and order!
Italian highway patrol recently got a new weapon in their arsenal with the addition of a specially modified Lamborghini Huracán. The super car was gifted to the department by the automaker Lamborghini. The specially modified version for the police packs about the same 610 horsepower, with an all wheel drive and a hybrid chassis built out of aluminium and carbon fibre. The car can go from 0-100 in just 3.2 seconds and reach top speed of 325 kmph which will help the department in the various roles it will carry out, including transportation of organs that are to be transplanted.
A defibrillator has also been added to the car, which can be used to save lives by inducing electric shocks to restore normal heartbeat in case of heart attacks.
Ford is a trusted and reliable brand and its mustang cars have been delivering a powerful performance over the time. With a 435 horsepower V8 engine, it can go from 0-100 kmph in 4.4 seconds. Although it has added weight as compared to other police cars usually, it manages to perform nonchalantly with a top speed of 330 km/h. With such features, it certainly is a car that is loved by people and the police alike! Also, to catch Dubai cars and speedsters, even Dubai police uses the car.
A world class hybrid car with phenomenal fuel efficiency, BMW i8 is a car that manages to deliver a dual message. One from Dubai Police, and one of its performance. It carries 357 Horsepower beneath the hood and has a top speed of 250 km/h. The car manages to reach 0-100 kmph in 4.2 seconds and hence has been named as the future of super cars. The car’s hybrid performance will help Dubai police in thinking about getting more hybrid vehicles!
A supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine is what powers this cop car that has been in use by some police departments in the United States. With 650 horsepower, the car can go from 0-100kmph in just 3 seconds and can drive at top speeds of 322 kmph. Legend has it that one of the Corvette Z06 used in the state of Texas was bought after a major drug bust, thus, carrying the message that crime doesn’t pay!
Italy’s Carabinieri, the military version of the Italian police has started using the Alfa Giulia QV. Known for choosing some formidable cars in the past, they have again chosen a monster that is capable of high end performance. The car has 2.9-liter BiTurbo engine that delivers 510 horsepower along with 442 pound-feet of torque. Due to this powerful engine, the super car can hit 0-100 kmph in just 4 seconds. Top speed of the car is a formidable 307 kmph that shows that performance is never a neglected aspect.
Dubai police added the Brabus G700 super truck into its fleet in 2013. The vehicle has amazing off-roading abilities and hence is suitable for chases that require off-roading capabilities. The Brabus G 700 super truck has been based on Mercedes-Benz G63, which has been tuned by Brabus to reach such impeccable standards.
Running a 5.5 twin-turbocharged V8 engine which can go upto 700 horsepower post modification, this police vehicle can easily reach 0-100 kmph in 4.9 seconds and will leave no stone unturned in catching the culprits with a top speed of 240 km/h. Despite all its potential, the car has been used mostly for public relations campaign including a campaign to promote safe modification.
German Federal Traffic Ministry started a Tune It Safe! program that worked with one of the largest tuning company in the world, Brabus to help highlight the cause.
For this, Brabus designed a CLS V12 S Rocket for the German police. The powerful super cars have been touted as one of the fastest police cars in the world with V12 twin supercharged 730 horsepower engine that takes just 4.1 seconds to go from 0-100 kmph. The car has a top speed of a whopping 362 km/h and hence is one of the fastest machines to deliver the message to the miscreants on the roads.
Provided to the New South Wales police department by the New South West Centre for Road Safety, this police car does ensure that people follow the traffic laws. Armed with a supercharged 6.2 Litre V8 that has been tuned further to increase its performance, this car can go from 0-100 kmph in 4.4 seconds.
Although not used as an active vehicle for highway patrol, this car is mostly used to deliver the message to the young people who have an inkling to break the law. To match this phenomenal vehicle, every police car in the region has mounted cameras on the dashboard as well as on to roof that can capture number plates within milliseconds thus, making sure that police is always a step ahead of people trying to take on the law.
The police department in the North of England bought the Lexus IS-F. A 417 bhp sports car in its full rights, the car has been decked with computers and other accessories to ensure its full usage as a police vehicle. A rear wheel drive, with a 5.0-litre V8 engine within, the car is capable of high-speed pursuits with top speed of 270 km/h. The car can reach 0-100 kmph in 4.8 seconds.
Added on to the fleet of an unknown police department for undercover work, this 3.8L twin turbocharged engine can help the car go from 0-100 kmph in just 3.9 seconds. The high-performance car boasts of a top speed of 313.8 km/h which will make undercover work and high speed pursuit easy for the police department.
This clean super car is a monster that has the distinction of being a clean and eco-friendly cop car. The car is a rear wheel drive with ability to go from 0-100kmph in just 2.6 seconds, making it one of the fastest cars in these terms. The top speed of the Tesla Model S is 250 km/h. The car has a 270 HP motor to keep at its goal of being one of the best cop cars from around the world. Not only is the car fuel efficient but also is highly competitive with other cop cars around it.
With a top speed of 300 km/h, the Porsche Carrera 911 is one of the scariest police cars which is present in the fleet of the Austrian Police Force. Its performance is due to 6 cylinder engine which churns out 370 Horsepower and can go from 0-100 kmph in just 4.6 seconds.
The McLaren MP4-12 added to the UK cop cars fleet is a high-performance car with top notch driving capabilities. Powered by a 608 horsepower V8 engine it can achieve a speed of about 322 km/h in its drive to maintain law and order in the area. The car goes from 0-100 km in 3 seconds and is one of the fastest police cars of UK police.
Another motive behind usage of the car would be drive home the message for road safety amongst motoring enthusiasts.
Abu Dhabi and Dubai, two neighbouring emirates in the UAE seem to have a competition to acquire the best police cars. Abu Dhabi police recently acquired a Lykan Hypersport which has a RUF developed 3.7-litre twin turbo engine along with a 6-speed gearbox. This police super car has an insane maximum speed of 395 km/h and can go from 0-100 kmph in just 2.8 seconds. Abu Dhabi has fantastic roads and this car ensures that police can maintain the law.
The police in Netherlands have this brutal super car that not many people even know about. Powered by a 4.2-litre 400bhp engine, the car can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 4.5 seconds. It can go up to top speed of 301 km/h and hence deserves a place in the list of the insane police cars from around the world. The engine of this car was sourced from car manufacturer Audi.
There are a lot of other super cars that have been put into police duty around the world to make sure people follow the law. A lot of police departments around the world make it a point to invest in these super cars as a means of deterrent if not as an active duty vehicle. So far, they have been successful in keeping the tide of people from breaking speeding laws and/or causing damage to public property by reckless driving. These super cars also are a PR mechanism since they are flocked by tourists in these cities.
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