In movies that glamorize crime groups or similar illegal activities, there will almost always be scenes when the police seem helpless in giving chase to suspects running away from the scene. In real life, this would not happen in places where the cops have access to some of the fastest cars in the world. Super cars are not necessarily the domains of the rich and famous; there are police forces that have these vehicles as well. Here are the top 10 countries with the most expensive police cars.
10. United States – Dodge Charger, $46,000
In New York, the city’s finest can ride in a Dodge Charger. The Chargers are equipped with either a 5.7-liter EZD HEMI or 6.4-liter ESG HEMI V8 engine. The engine is mated with a five-speed W5A580 automatic transmission system. The first engine can deliver 370 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque, while the latter has 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 4.3 seconds and can go a quarter mile in 12.8 seconds.
9. Australia – Lotus Exige, $84,300
The Lotus Exige is a two-door and two-seat sports car. This is the coupe version of the Lotus Elise, the mid-engined roadster from the same manufacturer. Based on the MR layout, the Exige has a 1.8-liter Toyota supercharged I4 engine mated with a six-speed manual transmission system. It can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 3.88 seconds and to 100 miles per hour in 9.2 seconds. It has a top speed of 158 miles per hour. It is one of the cars used by the police force in Australia.
8. Austria – Porsche 911, $99,000
Austrian cops have access to the Porsche 911. This grand tourer made in Germany is a rear-engine vehicle with independent rear suspension. Known for its unique design, the car has a 3.8-liter H6 engine that can deliver up to 475 horsepower. It is mated to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual clutch transmission system.
7. Abu Dhabi – Nissan GT-R, $100,000
Abu Dhabi is actually one of the emirates in the country of the United Arab Emirates, but since these emirates practically have their own rulers, they are worth discussing separately. Police in Abu Dhabi have the Nissan GT-R, a Japanese sports car that first came out in the last quarter of 2007. Based on the Premium Midship platform, this two-door coupe has a front-engine, all-wheel drive layout. It has a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 engine mated with a six-speed automatic transmission system. It is worth noting that Abu Dhabi police also have access to vehicles like Camaro, Ford Raptor, and Carbon Motor E7. They also have a custom-built bike from Orange County Choppers, as well as an F1 car that it calls the F999.
6. Qatar – Porsche Panamera, $175,000
Qatar police has a huge fleet of Porsche in its arsenal. This five-door fastback Gran Turismo has a front engine layout with choice of either rear-wheel or four-wheel drives. The top of the line version has a 4.8-liter V8 engine mated with either a seven-speed dual clutch or eight-speed Aisin Tiptronic S transmission system.
5. South Africa – Lamborghini Gallardo, $248,000
South Africa has a pretty high crime rate, so it is great to know that once the cops spot criminals, the chance of making an arrest is quite high. That’s because in case the criminal decides to flee, police can easily pursue him with their Lamborghini Gallardos. This is the most produced vehicle of Lamborghini. The two-door vehicle has a mid-engine layout with choice of either an all-wheel or rear-wheel drive. It has a 5.2-liter V10 engine mated with a six-speed transmission system of either manual or automated manual variety.
4. Italy – Lamborghini Gallardo, $248,000
Just like South Africa, Italian cops have the Lamborghini Gallardo. These cars are made in their own backyard, so it just makes sense that they would use the brand in their quest to capture suspects. The top of the line version of the vehicle can deliver up to 562 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. It can go from zero to just over 60 miles per hour in just three seconds, with a top speed of 202 miles per hour.
3. England –Lamborghini Murcielago, $380,000
Cops in England have a variety of super cars at their disposal. These include the Lotus Exige, the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, and even a proposed F1-like vehicle in the Caparo. They also have the Lamborghini Murcielago, the company’s flagship model from 2001 up to 2010. The car has a mid-engine and all-wheel drive layout. The top of the line model has a 6.5-liter V12 engine that can deliver up to 670 horsepower. This engine is mated to either a six-speed manual or e-Gear semi-automatic transmission system.
2. Germany – Mercedes Benz Brabus Rocket CLS – $580,000
In the fifth installment of The Fast and the Furious entitled Fast Five, the previously thought as dead character of Michelle Rodriguez was said to have been spotted in Germany hijacking a military convoy. So how do you run after such suspects that go around in modified vehicles? German police have the Brabus Rocket, a super car based on the Mercedes Benz CLS C219. Based on an FR layout, this four-door saloon has a 6.3-liter V12 engine mated with a five-speed automatic transmission system. It set the world record in 2006 for the fastest street legal saloon and the fastest police car in the world when it zoomed by at 227.2 miles per hour.
1. Dubai – Bugatti Veyron, $4 million
Police cars in Dubai can probably be mistaken for a high-end international car show. Cops there have a Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari FF, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, Bentley Continental GT, Chevrolet Camaro SS and an Aston Martin One-77. They also have the Bugatti Veyron, which has an eight-liter quad-turbocharged engine with 1,184 horsepower mated with a seven-speed DSG sequential transmission system. Dubai’s main tourist attraction one day won’t be the tall buildings and man-made islands, but their fleet of police cars.
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