6 of the world's coolest police vehicles

6 of the world's coolest police vehicles

- Every country has its own livery for police cars

- Over the years different police forces in various places have attached blue lights and a siren to some amazing vehicles.

- Here are some of the more interesting ones and some background information on them

Ford RS200 Police Car

Ford RS200

This iconic shoot took place on a closed section of motorway – and was recently recreated with a new Focus RS police car pulling over a Sierra Cosworth. Photo: The Press Association

Right from the good old days of the late 80s police officers in the UK got to drive a Ford Sierra or Granda. However this lucky traffic cop was given a police-liveried RS200, powered by a 250bhp 1.8-litre petrol engine.

Lamborghini Huracan Polizia

The Lamborghini Huracan is a V10-powered, mid-engined supercar capable of 60mph in under four seconds

The Lamborghini Huracan is ideal as a high-speed response car for the Italian Highway Patrol in Rome.Photo: The Press Association

The Huracan Polizia was put into action as an everyday police car, as well as for the urgent transport of blood and organs on Rome's Highways. With the touches os Italian design flair the exterior of the car was finished in the Italian police’s colours and even the tyre sidewalls were tinted in to match.

Carabinieri Alfa Romeo Giulia QV

Carabinieri Alfa Romeo Giulia QV

This stealthy Alfa Romeo Giulia QV was delivered to the military arm of the Italian police force, the Carabinieri. Photo: The Press Association.

A smart choice for a police car, the Giulia QV is a powerful turbocharged V6 which packs plenty of punch with it's performance. It also has sharp, nimble handling making it ideal for changing lanes and nipping in between traffic quickly as The Carabinieri tend to need to do.

BMW i3

BMW i3 photo by The Press Association

BMW i3 may not be the most visually-appealing police car available, but the fundamentals of the BMW i3 make it well suited to the job. Photo: The Press Association

This BMW has a surprising amount of punch, torque levels which help it out-sprint more cars than you’d expect. It’s also is kinder to the environment producing zero-emissions while providing an all-electric range of 97 miles, more than enough charge for daily duties too.

Dodge Charger Pursuit

The Dodge Charger Pursuit

The American made Dodge Charger Pursuit uses either a V6 or V8 petrol engine providing it with plenty of power. Photo: The Press Association

The Dodge Charger Pursuit boasts performance-tuned suspension with load-levelling shocks, as well as ballistic door panels for the best passenger protection.

It cab also be specified for all-wheel drive making it idea for a wide range of driving conditions and terrain.

Porsche 911 Targa

Dutch police used this Porsche 911 Targa

Dutch police switched to this Porsche 911 Targa in 1967 after finding the Porsche idea for their open motorways. Photo: The Press Association

In the 1960s the Dutch police were on the hunt for a vehicle capable of policing its then derestricted motorways. In operation until 1996, over 507 Porsche cars have been adorned with the Dutch police livery – making it the largest historic Porsche police fleet in the world.

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