Not unlike GTA, these police cars are seriously cool.
The relationship between lawmen and their hyper-tuned vehicular fleet has always been an action-packed affair. Apart from their expertly skilled and dedicated squads, law enforcement departments from across the globe also take pride in their street speedsters, which are sometimes known to become things of great extravagance.
While adrenaline-fuelled road chases have always been a staple in action movies, in real life police cars have got some serious updates in order to keep up with the requirements of their jobs. Here are the five fastest police cars used around the world.
Bugatti Veyron – Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Don’t mess with the police in Dubai because if you do, they’ll be on your tail at a blistering speed. The Abu Dhabi Police Force as well. Both squads are on the roads with Bugatti Veyrons. The car can run at 261 miles per hour, which probably makes it the fastest car in this list, valued at US$2.5 million (approximately RM10 million). Although, since it became a part of the force in 2014, the Veyron has never really left its shed on official pursuit or even a patrol run. We presume there hasn’t been a worthy chase to unleash this beast yet.
Dodge Charger – U.S.A.
Often referred to as the Interceptor, the Charger has been an apex in the American on-road law enforcement. Thumping out nearly 300-HP, Dodge fine-tuned and bred this police variant to go up to 149-mph. Criminals are in serious trouble if they think they can get away from this beast. If you’re looking to purchase this type of vehicle, be prepared to pay a base price of around US$46,000 (approximately RM185k) well worth the money because there is great luxury appeal as well.
McLaren 650S – UK and Dubai
Back in 2013, to assist the Queen’s Guard and the Men in Blue, McLaren specially engineered a police model by amping out the F1. Fast forward to 2016, and law enforcers of both regions had a vastly growing supercar cult, for which they inducted the new 650 S from McLaren’s Sport Series to keep up to speed. The 650S came with the power of 641 horses with its V8 engine, placing this in super-sport territory.
Lykan HyperSport – Abu Dhabi
This is one of seven. Abu Dhabi recently extended their fleet of police speedsters with a stunning US$3.4 million hypercar. Capable of reaching speeds of 400-kmph, the HyperSport boasts a sinister 740-hp engine. Contrary to popular belief, the fleet of hypercars with the Dubai/ Abu Dhabi police forces are not just for show. With average speed limits on freeways being 140–160 kmph, fast cars are needed to catch any possible offenders on the roads. In an official statement, the U.A.E police force also stated that they’re considering hoverboards next.
Lamborghini Huracan — Italy
The Italian police were fortunate that one of the world’s most extravagant sports car manufacturers is based locally. Lamborghini actually decided to donate a Huracan to the police force back in 2016. They also fitted the vehicle with the standard police car features such as the lights, sirens, video camera, radios, and gun rack found in police cars. The Huracan has a V-10 engine that pumps out 602 horsepower and reaches a top speed of 201 mph.
(Main image credit: Lykan)
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India.