Do you know what it takes to catch a criminal? A fast police car, that’s what! Remember being a kid and playing around with those remote-controlled, battery-operated cop car toysthat light up and sound off a cute little siren? Well, modern police vehicles are a world away from what they used to be. And rightly so, since criminals are getting faster and smarter! Here are some serious toys for boys who love to speed down the highway at the speed of light. These cars seem to have been specifically made for engaging in legendary car chases – truly, they are the stuff that car movies are made of. In fact, it might seriously be worth a career change so as to realize the dream of driving one of these speed sleek machines, on a daily basis.
10. Corvette C7 (Germany)- 181 mph 291 kmh $70,000
Unveiled at the Essen 2015 Motor show, this car is all about performance and style. The German Federal Ministry of Transport and the Association of Automobile Tuners built this one-off Corvette for German Police. The car features a sleek carbon fiber body which includes a front lip spoiler, side skirts, extended front and rearwheel fenders as well as a rear spoiler. Kitted with General Motors’ new 6.2-liter V8 engine, this vehicle can clock more than 460hp power and 464 lb-ft of torque. The C7’s seven-speed automatic transmission will allow cops in Germany to go from zero to 62mph in just over 4 seconds, reaching its top speed of 180 Mph.
9. Nissan GTR (UAE) – 196 mph / 315 kmh $100,000
The Dubai Police have an impressive stable of law enforcement vehicles, which includes the number nine car on our list – the Nissan GT-R. Outrunning the Police in this Emirati state is no mean feat. This 2-door 2+2 sports car was unveiled by Nissan, in 2007. It is a four-wheel drive with a twin-turbo 6 cylinder engine and feature’s Nissan’s signature four round tail lights. The car looks great, painted in the colours of the United Arab Emirates’ flag and it is entirely standard apart from the addition of a siren system. This gives the Dubai Police an added edge in tackling crime, the fast way, with a 478bhp at 6400rpm, 434lb ft of torque at 3200 rpm and the ability to go from zero to 60mph, in just under 4 seconds – 3.8 seconds, if you’re counting!
8. Porsche 911 (Australia) 186 mph / 289 kmh- $110,000
Despite being kitted with red and blue LED roof lights and painted with Police signage, the sleek profile and structural curves of this unique car are unmistakable. The New South Wales Police has taken delivery of a brand-new Porsche 911 to assist them with their crime-fighting endeavours. While the legendary car goes from zero to 100 kmh in 4.8 seconds the main aim behind including this car in the NSW’s list of Police vehicles was not to chase after criminals along the highways down under. Rather, the Police thought that it would help build community relations with disadvantaged youths. In fact, the custom Police decals on the car were designed by students hailing from the area. The car is more of a publicity stunt and is expected to attend a large number of local events, where police officers will be able to interact with the public.