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A police car is the description for a ground vehicle used by police, to assist with their duties in patrolling and responding to incidents. Typical uses of a police car include transportation for officers to reach the scene of an incident quickly, to transport criminal suspects, or to patrol an area, while providing a high visibility deterrent to crime. Some police cars are specially adapted for certain locations (e.g. work on busy roads) or for certain operations.
2011 Dodge Charger Enforcer
The Canadian police have added a new vehicle to their fleet starting 2011. The new Dodge Charger Enforcer features performance suspension tuning, heavy-duty anti-lock vented-disc brakes (ABS), front- and rear-stabilizer bars, 18-inch performance tires on steel wheels, and two-mode police-specific Electronic Stability Control (ESC) calibration, allowing the police to be ahead of the game when chasing the bad guys.
For the interior, the Charger Enforcer adds a Police Interface Module for easy equipment integration, police-duty front seats, column-mounted automatic transmission with Auto Stick, red/white LED interior lighting for night-vision equipment and more. The police officers will be protected by standard advanced multistage driver and front-passenger air bags, seat-mounted side-thorax air bags, supplemental side-curtain air bags for front and rear outboard passengers, driver’s knee bag, tire-pressure monitoring and more.
Under the hood, there is a standard E-85 capable 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine, or if that’s not enough, the good guys in blue can opt for a 5.7-litre HEMI V8 engine with fuel-saving Multi-displacement System (MDS).
2011 Lotus Evora Police Car
Time and again, we’ve all been thrust into the same unflattering scenario of driving over the speed limit on a highway without a care in the world - at least until a police car begins to give chase. That’s where we start quaking in our boots. In some instances, we make a break for it, hoping that our trusty steed can outrun the galloping highway patrol car as it tries to keep pace. Unfortunately for the residents of the West Midlands in the UK, trying to outrun the new highway patrol car just became a more difficult task. As a donation by Lotus and presented at the Autosport International Motor Show, the UK police force will be getting a Lotus Evora police car to facilitate the chase..
Oh yes, dear criminals. A 280 horsepower sports car will be stuck in your rear view mirrors until you cry ‘uncle!’ and pull over on the shoulder of the highway. The Evora police car will be given a two-week trial run on a stretch along the West Midlands highway that covers 450 miles, together with a number of major routes, including the M5, M6, and M2 motorways.
So the next time you find yourselves in these areas, you might want to keep watch of the speed limit because you know never know when the Evora police car will jump out of the bushes and give you chase. Most likely, you wouldn’t’ even stand a chance.
Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Polizia
Let me tell you, when you foolishly decide to drive your cars way past the speed limit in Italy, this is one police car that you don’t want to be chasing you. Trust us, unless you have a rocket of a supercar in your hands, you’re not going to be able to last in a car chase.
It’s not often that we get to see a Lamborghini police car, although there are a number of them in police departments all over the world. This particular one, though, is a Gallardo LP560-4, one of two Lamborghinis that were donated to the Italian police by the supercar maker. Moreover, this is the only one left of the two as the other one suffered a pretty serious car crash about a year ago.
So as you can see, the mere sight of the car draws either pained expressions of fear if it’s chasing you down the highway or wide-eyed glee if you get a chance to see it stretch its legs in a racetrack like Monza.
Fortunately, the ever reliable Marchettino was able to capture the Lambo super police car in action at the track doing what comes naturally to it: rocketing around the pit lane and the track while being joined by its supercar brethren.
2011 Stealth Ford Police Interceptor concept
Security coverage at SEMA? Check! Ford has taken its Interceptor to a whole new, wickedly awesome level with their new Stealth Police Interceptor, a concept car based on the Police Interceptor sedan. The Interceptor may be where this car originated, but the SR-71- the original stealth airplane - is what inspired this car to become so much more.
The exterior of the vehicle says it all with its solid black paint job, mesh grille from the original Interceptor, and its aggressive spoiler with matching black bead lights. Even the area around the lights get blacked out to add to the flow of the vehicle, only becoming apparent when illuminated.
Under the hood, Ford kept the same 3.5-liter V6 engine as found in the original Interceptor, so no boost in power for this airplane inspired ride. The Stealth Interceptor will produce the same 280 hp and will still have E85 compatibility.
"The headliner is black, we wrapped the B-pillars in black, and then we started looking at, ‘Where can I hide this? How can I conceal this?’ We repackaged the console – it looks like a production console with the waterfall of the instrument panel. But when you start opening doors and panels, that’s when you see everything."
We hate to be the ones to burst anyone’s bubble, but this vehicle will be just about anything but stealth. With all of the tricked out rides out there, and the fact that a lot of tuned up super machines also feature a matte black paint job, this vehicle will be the first thing people notice. Good luck featuring this vehicle in a stakeout.
2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Car
The Chevrolet Caprice last served as a police car in 1996, but after 14 years of absence, Chevrolet has decided it was time for a comeback. For 2011, the Caprice will once again help catch the bad guys.
The Caprice Police car is powered by a 6.0-liter V8 engine rated at 355 HP and 384 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment list will include 18-inch steel wheels with bolt-on center caps, large, four-wheel disc brakes with heavy-duty brake pads, police-calibrated stability control system and special equipment packages such as spotlights. Other features are lockouts for the power windows and locks and an “undercover” street-appearance package (9C3).
"The new Chevrolet Caprice police car is the right tool at the right time for law enforcement," said Jim Campbell, general manager for GM Fleet and Commercial Operations. "We asked for a lot of feedback from our police customers, which helped us develop a vehicle that is superior to the Crown Victoria in key areas."
Carbon Motors’ revolutionary E7 police car
The future of the next-generation police interceptor took a significant step towards reality after Carbon Motors announced, in their latest newsletter, that it has received over 14,000 reservations for the custom-built E7 police car.
While the figure is pretty significant, it’s still wise to temper expectations in the actual sales volume of the car especially since nobody has given any indication that they have signed up to buy the E7. The biggest reason behind the lack of firm orders for the E7? The price tag for one unit has yet to be revealed by the boys over at Carbon Motors.
Given what we already know about the car and its multitude of unique and high-tech features, it goes without saying that the price for one will be significantly more expensive than any of the new police cruisers out on the market today.
As of now, the 14,000 reservations have come from over 400 police agencies all over the country and, given the expected gargantuan cost to pick up one of these Demolition Man-like cruisers, we’re not pinning our hopes on having all of those 14,000 reservations turn into firm orders.
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Police
For those of you who thought that all you had to look out for was a Crown Vic, Chevrolet has just given the fuzz something new to consider for their fleets. The American automaker has just announced that the 2010 Tahoe Police has the lowest life cycle cost of any vehicle in the law enforcement market. The cost efficiency analysis evaluated seven different factors including: depreciation expense, fuel costs, finance costs, opportunity costs, maintenance costs, repair costs, and cost to insure. After all the numbers were laid out between the Chevrolet Tahoe 2WD, Chevrolet Impala, Ford Crown Victoria, and Dodge Charger; it was the Chevrolet Tahoe that came out on top due to its strong residual value.
Mercedes may be the epitome of class and luxury, but make no mistake; the German automakers are far more diverse than most people think.
Using the all-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz Acros 3341, Mercedes was part of a collaborative project with Rosenbauer International AG in the creation of the Water Cannon 10000 – or as it’s more endearingly called, the WaWe10.
Not exactly a figure of luxury, is it? In fact, it actually looks like a Decepticon. Ok, we digress.
The WaWe10 is a new anti-rally, water-spewing vehicle that is capable of unleashing a 1,400 gallon-per-minute water fury that should corral even the most hostile of rioters.
What makes the WaWe10 so unique is that it’s more than just a glorified water hose; it comes with a 408 hp BlueTec Euro5 emissions-passed turbo-diesel engine and it can also refill as much as 2,641 gallons of water from open water and fire hydrants at the same time as its blasting away at those belligerent folks that are hard to shake off.
"As far as we are aware this is the most modern vehicle of its kind in the world", said Achim Friedl, Divisional Head at the Federal Ministry of the Interior for Federal Police and State Riot Police Technology and Logistics, of the $1.3 million-dollar water hoser.
And after a hard day in the job, the riot police can kick back and relax, thanks to a ‘refrigerated’ compartment inside the WaWe10 that stores ‘refreshments’ of any kind.
North Carolina police to use Corvette Z06 as its new police interceptor
The next time you decide to drive around Wake County, N.C., we must warn you that if you get caught by the cops, chances are that you’ll have a tough time outrunning them.
The police department of Wake County has a new - and sneaky - speed limit enforcer – an unmarked black Chevrolet Corvette Z06, which by the mere mention of the name should serve as a warning to those who decide to push their vehicles past the speed limit: it’s no fun being chased by a Corvette Z06. The PD’s new police interceptor was recently seized in a drug bust and being the vigilant purveyor’s of the law that they are, the police decided to turn the Corvette Z06 into its very own chase car.
According to Gary Buchanan, a Raleigh resident who owns a 2007 Corvette, he told The News & Observer that he recently saw Wake County officers last week cruising in the unmarked Z06 on I-40 in Cary. "It had blue lights in the back and blue lights in the front," he said. "It was the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen. Something like that is so extreme. I mean, if my wife was out driving and this thing came up behind her and the light’s started going off, man, she’d be scared to death."
Nissan GT-R Police Cars for South Africa
The Johannesburg and Tshwane Metro Police departments have just acquired six brand new Nissan GT-R Terminators – one of the fastest highway patrol cars in the world today. Developed by the gurus over at Nissan Motorsport (NISMO), these one-of-a-kind cop cars not only boast 447 kilowatts worth of turbocharged power but can also rocket up to 100km/h in just 3.5-seconds. This radical performance will allow a select group of specially trained officers to pursue and apprehend even the most brazen of speedsters – no matter what they might be driving. As you would expect, the interior of the new GT-R Terminator has also been substantially redesigned to meet the needs of the modern policeman and woman. Indeed, swing open one of its Kevlar-reinforced doors and you’ll find extra cup holders, quick-release gun holsters and a special centre console for carrying handcuffs. Yet despite all this convenience, the lithe new Terminator is still 200 kilograms lighter than its showroom relatives. Already out prowling our roads, expect to see these badass machines on all major routes in and around the Johannesburg/Tshwane areas. You have been warned.
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