For more than a century, cars have been used by various security services to quickly reach the scene. Today, a car with a flasher and special color is an indispensable attribute of any modern city. Usually for the police, traffic police and other services all the same serial cars are used, which are modified by special third-party companies to meet the needs. Sometimes, however, an order for the production of special vehicles comes directly to the manufacturer.
It would seem that utilities can not have expensive cars. The police, equipped with “Lamborghini” or “Jaguar” – just a fantasy creators of computer games like “Need For Speed”. But no, the modern police seeks to maintain their image, possessing quite unique examples of cars. We will tell below about the most interesting and expensive police cars, which the world auto companies have created specially for the corresponding order.
Alfa Romeo 159 Polizia.
It was decided to replace the Italian police Fiat Marea in 2006 with something new. The choice was a stylish sedan of the middle class – Alfa Romeo 159. The refinement provided the car with an armored body, sound and light signals, giving a special coloring. Under the hood of the police car is a gasoline engine-six, with a power of 260 hp. The car can accelerate to 100 km / h in 8 seconds, and its maximum speed is 240 km / h. Such a car was in service with the police from 2006 to 2008. Now the law enforcers moved to the Alfa Romeo MiTo, which costs half as much.
Ford Police Interceptor.
The creators of this machine were tasked to create a perfect interceptor car. For the first time such a machine appeared in police uniform in 2010. Her concept was shown at the exhibition in Las Vegas, but by 2011 they promise to receive the first installment to the police service. Under the hood of the interceptor is a powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine with 365 hp. The machine has four-wheel drive. The All-wheel-drive system allows you to carefully and independently distribute power between all wheels depending on the road, thus preventing dangerous traffic situations. It is said that the designer of the car, Melvin Betancourt, was inspired by the SR-71 Blackbird military aircraft used in the US Air Force in the 1950s and 1960s to create his brainchild. Salon Interceptor makes it clear that the car is unusual. In the central part there is a powerful radio station, and in the glove compartment there is a compartment for pistols and cartridges. Specialization of the machine requires special qualities from it. So, its frame is strengthened enough to withstand the impact behind the other car at a speed of 120 km / h. The airbag system is designed in such a way that even after the crash criminals could not escape. That the driver could be completely given to driving, the technology of voice control is realized. BLIS technology is introduced here, which warns the driver about dangerous situations on the road and objects outside the field of vision.
Jaguar XF Police.
If before 2008 in Britain, the role of police cars performed the Jaguar X-Type, then they were replaced by XF sedans. The power of a three-liter diesel engine is 270 hp. The manufacturer claims that the machine spends about 7.5 liters per 100 kilometers. Up to 100 km / h police car accelerates in 6 seconds. At the presentation of this machine, Jeff Cousins, the manager of Jaguar Cars, said that this development is the best combination of price and quality. Jaguar XF meets all environmental standards, its power and performance are fully justified. For the company, this is the first XF upgrade to police needs. During the alteration the car received additional light and communication systems, repeating the rest of the serial samples.
BMW 530d Police.
In 2010, BMW for various security services in the UK introduced a whole line of police cars and even one motorcycle.Among them is a sedan of business class 530D or F10. Under the hood of the car is a three-liter turbodiesel with a capacity of 245 hp. The car can accelerate to 100 km / h in 6.1 seconds, the maximum speed is 250 km / h. The same engine is put on the police “troika”, which is supplied to the British police along with the model 530D. The main function of the BMW 330d Police is to be an interceptor. This modified model also comes to the country. By the way, all police cars BMW in England have diesel engines. The fifth series of BMW has always been considered a symbol of luxury. The police cars of this unit are engaged in escorting diplomats and politicians.
Lexus IS F Police.
The UK is famous for its stylish police cars. One of them is the Lexus IS. This sports sedan is equipped with a five-liter V8 engine with a power of 417 hp. Only 4.6 seconds the car needs to accelerate to 100 km / h. The maximum speed is 250 km / h. The manufacturer reports that each copy of such a police car costs the state 50 thousand dollars. This amount is also due to the presence of on-board computers, communications and light. This sedan became the choice of officers from the police departments of Kingston, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. The law enforcer believes that it is the Lexus IS best suited for their service. The car was in the service of the police from 2008 to 2010.
Dodge Charger Pursuit.
At the end of 2010, the US police began to receive at their disposal a brand new Dodge Charger Pursuit. The impressive sedan has a new V6 Pentastar engine. Its volume is 3.6 liters, and its power is 253 hp. The engine is allocated by a system of variable phases of gas distribution. In addition, you can re-equip the car with a 5.7-liter Hemi engine, it is more powerful – 344 hp, and has an integrated fuel economy system MDS. The police car received reinforced ABS brakes, front and rear anti-roll bars, 18-inch wheels. Especially for persecution, the electronic stabilization system ECS was introduced. Such equipment is the most appropriate for the police for a machine-pursuer of violators of the law.
Chevrolet Camaro Police.
In 1998, the American North Lake saw the “retirement” of Chevrolet Caprice police sedans. The police faced the problem of ordering the next car from General Motors. Preference was given to the sports coupe Chevrolet Camaro. Its petrol engine V8 has a volume of 5.6 liters and a capacity of 314 hp. Up to 100 km / h the car accelerates in 5.5 seconds, its maximum speed is 254 km / h. But the fuel consumption of such a handsome man is appropriate – 18 liters per 100 km. Specially for the police version of the car, a four-speed automatic was installed on it. The machine was in service for four years. The last batch of the modification Camaro Police came off the assembly line in early 2002.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Police.
In 2008, Mitsubishi, the Lancer Evolution X Police Edition, developed its own car designed specifically for London policemen. This sports sedan has a turbocharged two-liter DOHC MIVEC engine with a capacity of 300 hp. The model has a six-speed gearbox with two clutches and an S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) system. This allows you to control the transmission of braking force and torque to each individual wheel. Machines began to serve in the British capital since 2008. If there are such cars for bad guys, why should not the authorities get the same? From the serial model, the police version is distinguished by a special body painting and a flasher on the roof.
Lotus Evora Police.
And again a tough British police car.In the city of West Midlands there probably is not any Street Street after the local police received the first batch of Lotus Evora Police at the end of 2010. The sports car under its hood has a 3.5 liter V6 engine with a power of 280 hp. The low weight of the car (1350 kg) allows it to accelerate to hundreds in less than 5 seconds, and its maximum speed is 261 km / h. British police believe that the car will serve them for at least a couple of years. Considering the fact that there are only a couple of places in the Evora, a police sports car is designed primarily for the pursuit of fugitive cars. To transport a dangerous criminal in handcuffs, there is simply no place. By the way, do not place it in the trunk, its volume, by the way, is equal to 160 liters. Externally, the car remained the same as the serial Evora. Lotus only changed the car into a firm police coloration, installing police lights on the roof, changing the grille and the interior of the dashboard. The cost of such a machine at current prices is about 80 thousand dollars.
Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia.
It is this machine that is the most famous among all modern police officers. It seems that some car fans are ready to join the traffic police of Italy, at least for the sake of the opportunity to travel on this sport car. In the car there is a rich equipment – a computer, a video camera, a radio station and a compartment for storing weapons. Powerful movement is provided by the 5.2 liter engine-ten with a capacity of 552 hp. The car can accelerate to 325 km / h, reaching a mark of 100 km / h after only 3.7 seconds. Curious is the fact that, in addition to standard police equipment, the Gallardo Polizia is also equipped with a medical model. There is a cardiological unit that allows you to give an electric shock, a defibrillator that restores the normal rhythm of heartbeat after resuscitation and even a refrigeration unit for the transport of donor organs for transplantation. This is not surprising, because the machines are used not only to pursue the offenders, but also for emergency assistance on the roads. Such a unique sports car at the disposal of the Italian police since 2008, only a few. But one of them the police already managed to break. The driver recalled how, when patrolling the streets together with his partner, they suddenly saw another car jumping out of refueling. The policeman, trying to avoid a head-on collision, sharply turned to the parking lot and crashed into the cars standing there. People got off with small bruises, but the car can not be restored.