Saturday 25 May 2013

The world’s fastest police vehicles

Aston Martin One-77 (UAE)
In Dubai that introduced the most popular seven-star luxury hotel to the world and counts among its beautiful attractions a man-made archipelago and an indoor ski resort brought an Aston Martin One-77 to its police fleet in April. Police officers in Dubai who drive the ultra-exclusive hyper-coupe, which has a high speed of 200mph, will have to write nearly $2 million in tickets just to cover the purchase price. Dubai’s fleet of patrol cars already includes such modest, understated vehicles as the Lamborghini Aventador, Nissan GT-R and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia (Italy)
Officers of the polizia di stato were grinning in 2008 when Lamborghini presented them with the Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia.

Ford Focus ST estate (Britain)
The Focus ST hatchback is Ford’s front-wheel-drive response to decades of hot-hatch dominance by the Volkswagen GTI. In Britain, Ford outfitted the wagon version of the ST – not sold in the US, mind – for police duty.

Spyker C8 Spyder (Netherlands)

Though countries like Germany use their police forces to show off some of their best and strongest domestic-vehicle offerings, the Netherlands has little to draw on. But Dutch sports car maker Spyker gave it a go in 2006, creating a police version of its C8 Spyder for the province of Flevoland, located east of Amsterdam.


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