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Friday, May 27, 2016

May 27: Those lucky cops!

We've all seen this dreaded view in our rearview at sometime over the years. Hard to do anything but pull over and give the officer a, "What me?" look. But what if you decided to give him a "go"? What if you decided that, the high powered motor under your hood and that race tuned suspension, you are so proud of, would have no competition from that cruiser? You could easily make a clean get away. Right? Maybe, just maybe. But take a look at what some police departments around the world have in store for you.........

Sure, you knew I'd show the Dubai police cars, since I've shown them before. Just think of any exotic supercar, even the electric BMW i8, and you'll find it in green and white livery, being driven by this desert kingdom's police. But what happens when their oil money runs out?

Other police agencies have decided that, they need something a little special, but don't have the big bucks of Dubai. Cities like Tokyo.........



..........which has recently added three Nissan 370Z's to their fleet. Sure, they say that they are PR cars, but who are they kidding? You don't think that, these speedsters won't find their way to the nearest expressway to haul over the local speed jockeys' rides? Think again, friendo.

Or how about the Aussies? They must have bedlam on their highways, based on the rolling stock that they are using to overhaul their scofflaws. Something about their Mad Max future? Lucky is the copper to be behind the wheel of what the New South Wales police recently took delivery of........


A nice practical wagon from Audi. Smart move, except this one is the RS4, which any car person knows is
the ne plus ultra of the A4 line. Pretty slick and very fast. You'd think that this RS would be enough, but that's obviously not the case, when you see what else has joined their fleet.......



At the top is a Lexus, but you know that it's not just any old Lexus, this is the kinda powerful RC-F. Terrorize those Aussie roads and you'll see it in your rearview. Now, you think that your ride is possibly a bit quicker than that RC-F? Ok, point taken, so the NSW police can haul out their new Falcon XR8 Sprint. With just a titch under 500 hp, this one will hunt you down like a starving cat after a fat mouse.

Europe has always been the home of the fast exotics and the autobahn in Germany gives those lucky citizens a chance to really exercise their powerful rides. But, not everyone who drives the autobahn is 100% responsible, so the local police might need to pull them over for a brief educational chat..........


......but, you have to catch them first. What's better than this Audi? With the power under that rear spoiler, even those wickedly fast 911's, would give trying to make a run for it, a second or third thought.

Now in North America these days, having anything but the standard bread and butter sedans is unusual. The reason? Even those plain Jane police sedans are packing big power, making the days of the manufacturers offering police package Camaros and Mustangs, but a memory. Yet, as always there are exceptions to the rule, like this Challenger being used by a sheriff's department in south Florida........


.........or in Texas, where the highway patrol has this killer SRT version.........


But, in this case, this super hot Challenger was donated by NFL star, Mario Williams. Nice gesture, eh?Maybe Sidney Crosby might want to consider buying something interesting for his local police in Nova Scotia?

No police package on the Camaro, but the New Jersey state police felt they needed one, at least for evaluation.......


Mustang? Couldn't find anything over here, but of course, our friends in Dubai have that covered as well......


......with this Shelby to go along with their hotted up Camaro. Hey, based on what they are paying for the big iron in their fleet, these cars cost chump change. Cheap and quick.

Lucky cops? You bet, if you are the one with the keys to one of these wild rides. Thinking of speeding? Ok, so be ready to suffer the consequences, but in the cases above, don't even think for a moment of making a run for it. But maybe you should, just to make the copper's day.

Until next time.......



3 comments:

  1. I sometimes wonder why the police go to such extremes to catch speeders, etc. With all the resources they have at their disposal, they can radio ahead, set up roadblocks, and virtually take the perp out with minimal risk to the officers' lives. The conclusion is: it's a show of force; they do it to intimidate the potential perp and make him think twice. The vast majority of us, even if we're piloting a road rocket, will simply pull over as soon as we see that 'bubblegum machine' in our rearview. Those who don't are just plain stupid; they're going to be caught or killed.

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  2. But, if they did what you suggest, George, there wouldn't be all those "captivating" chase videos on YouTube.

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    1. Ha ha!!! What would we do without those scenes on YouTube, or those 'World's Wildest Police Chases,' on regular TV.

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