The Fastest Police Cars Around The World – Part I
Some police departments worldwide are a step ahead of criminals by having the fastest cars around the world in their
Some police departments worldwide are a step ahead of criminals by having the fastest cars around the world in their fleet.
In today’s times, it is relatively easy to get access to a fast car, which has led to an increase in crime around the globe; to keep such crimes in check, the police department has also added some high-speed vehicles to their fleet. A couple of decades ago, doing speeds like 150 mph was considered absurdly fast, but in modern-day times it is a relatively achievable number for most family cars as well.
Access to such high speeds is a matter of concern for public safety as it is way past the legal speed limit. The only way to deal with a situation like this is to fight fire with fire, and that means having equally fast cars. Many legal authorities across the globe have added a certain number of supercars and even hypercars to their police fleet to hunt down criminals during high-speed patrol and as a method of bonding with the community and raising road safety awareness.
Lotus Evora GT 410
Lotus makes light and agile cars that excel in handling, making them perfect for city usage. Like the name suggests, the vehicle makes 410hp from its 3.5-liter V6 Engine and has a top speed of close to 186 mph. In addition, the car has brisk acceleration as it can charge from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds. The Evora GT is part of the Cornwell and Devon police department and works under the road crime unit. The unit got its hands on this vehicle on a 12-month loan period from the Norfolk-based Lotus UK company.
The Ferrari FF is a part of the magnificent fleet of 7 cars owned by the Dubai police. Dubai is known to be the home of supercars and hypercars; the Ferrari, in particular, does a fabulous job of camouflaging itself among the other exotics. The vehicle is powered by a 6.3-liter V12 engine that produces 651 HP and can make the 0 to 60 mph sprint in just 3.7 seconds. Apart from the usual patrol duty, the vehicle also acts as a great tourist attraction.
Steeda Police Pursuit Mustang
Steeda autosport happens to be a performance tuner based in North America, and when they relocated to Valdosta, The company gifted the local police department a couple of Ford Mustangs, which were tuned up to their maximum potential. The vehicle had performance enhancement modifications like a stiffer chassis along with better fuel economy and better acceleration. The vehicle was also fitted with a 2.9-liter supercharger that took the power output to 777 HP and pushed the vehicle’s top speed close to 200 mph. This vehicle is used for police operations and emergency responses and as a way to connect with the local citizens at car events.
The Lykan Hypersport is a famous car thanks to its appearance in the fantastic Hollywood movie ‘Fast and Furious 7’ in which it was shown to jump across two skyscrapers before falling and being destroyed to bits. The Dubai and Abu Dhabi Police Force wasted no time in getting this particular vehicle in their ever-expanding fleet, and W motors, who make the Lykan Hypersport, were glad to extend their love to this car.
The vehicle is powered by a Porsche-sourced 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged flat-six that churns over 700 HP and boasts a top speed of 245 MPH. In addition, the vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.7 seconds, making it the fastest police car in the world. To make it even more memorable, there are just 7 examples of this bespoke hypercar.
Volvo S60 Wagon
Volvo tends to make law enforcement versions of almost all their vehicles, including the S90, V90, V90 CC, and XC90. All these vehicles are bespoke, to say the least, and are made specifically for the police department as it gets a different tune for the chassis along with reinforced brakes, which are bigger compared to the public selling counterparts, a blue light configuration along with multiple science and radios to add to the mix. The vehicle does its duty in Latvia and has a top speed of almost 160 MPH.
Audi happens to have one of its most extensive production facilities in Hungary, and this production plant also makes the Audi TT coupe. This makes it almost natural for the country’s police force to add a handful of Audi TT RS to their armada. The coupe is infamous for having a whopping top speed that touches 174 mph on the speedometer.