Cop cars from around the world

02 Apr
Cop cars from around the world
By Sympatico/MSN Autos
Cop cars from around the world

In North America the good old Crown Victoria, and sometimes a white Chevrolet Impala, sends jitters down the spine of drivers. But on other continents around the world, drivers are stopped in style. There’s no doubt that a siren atop a sexy Italian car takes policing to a whole new level.

Mitsubishi EVO X

The Mitsubishi EVO X is already a fearsome machine. Dressed in a British police suit, this is even more intimidating.

Lamborghini Gallardo

Italians are passionate people, and so are their cops. Just look at this Lamborghini Gallardo.

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti

The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti: Uncompromising comfort for the ultimate high-speed chase.

Honda NSX

The Honda NSX, as a police car, must be a dream to drive.

Lexus GS

Street patrol in the U.K. isn’t only by way of small cars. Here is a larger police car: the Lexus GS.

smart fortwo

For high-speed chases, this one won’t get very far. But for zigzagging through London’s traffic, the Smart fortwo is just the ticket.

Dodge Charger

If Chrysler was the biggest police-car maker in the 1970s and ’80s, the company seems unable to make a comeback in this market, even though the Dodge Charger is well-suited for the job.

Carbon Motors E7

This car isn’t on the road yet but it does exist. It is the E7 from Carbon Motors, a new company specializing in police vehicles.

Subaru Impreza WRX

Here is another example of a dragster that can be used on any terrain: the Subaru WRX.

Volvo V70

Volvo’s V70 wagons are known for their durability. In Canada, police forces in Quebec use them in their fleets. Here is a V70 cop car from England.

Lotus Elise

The British sure seem to have variety in their fleets. This bullet-fast Lotus Exige handles extremely well.

GeigerCars H2

German company GeigerCars specializes in the modification of American dragsters. A Texas sheriff even ordered his own toy from this company. Equipped with a 700-hp V8, he’s sure to have the most powerful Hummer around.

Holden Commodore

Australians love big V8 cars. This Holden VE Commodore is essentially a Pontiac G8, and it is very popular down under.

Nissan 350Z

You can bet that American tuners would love to be stopped by this fantastic Nissan 350Z loaded with Nismo gadgets.

Toyota Prius

Police have to leave their vehicle’s engine running all the time, and this Toyota Prius hybrid is easy on the environment.

Porsche 911 TechArt

This Porsche 911, modified by German tuner TechArt, must have convinced a few kids to become cops.

Brabus CLS

The Mercedes CLS is already a heck of a car. Redesigned by Brabus as a German police car, it’s equipped with everything for the role. And with 730 hp, it’s the world’s fastest sedan.

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Posted by on April 2, 2009 in News and politics


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