Criminals these days parade the best types of automobile in a bid avoid bars, using their driving skills. No wonder the police are equally being matched up to them with big money being spent on the acquisition of exquisite and pacy squad cars. Here Naijauto.com brings you a list of the world's best police cars in use by various police departments. In ascending order:
10. Jaguar S-type - Canada
The Jaguar S-Type cars which have a variety of models, powered by both petrol and diesel engines, are what the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has found some very important use for. This luxury 4-door notchback saloon car comes with a 3.0 V6 powertrain with a thrust of about 238 horse power. It also boasts of transmissions systems like 5-speed manual or automatic or 6-speed semi-automatic and manual depending on the model. This is good enough to handle the day-to-day tasks of speed violations.
For Canadian police, they have nothing to worry about in terms of a high speed chase as such events occur on rare occasions. I bet you whenever it occurs; the cat would live up to its name as a speedster.
- Price: ₦4.3 million - ₦9.6 million
Jaguar S-type is a 5 speed sedan for Canadian Police use
9. Nissan Skyline GTR- Japan
Produced in the East Asian Island of Japan, The Nissan Skyline GTR, renowned for its use in the “fast and furious” film franchise is the car used by the Japanese police force. They fancy its turbo charged engine that powers this car. Nicknamed “Godzilla” by wheels, an Australian motoring publication, the GTR puts you on air with the kind of speed it possesses.
Under the hood is a 2.6L twin-turbocharged engine and a transmission of 6-speed manual. Pitching their tent with a homemade car, the Japanese police are ready to give any Toredo’s fan a run for his wheels.
- Price: ₦40.9 million - ₦75.9 million
Made popular by Fast and Furious movie, the Nissan Skyline GTR is the Japanese squad car
8. Lamborghini Gallardo & Huracan - Italy
The two doors coupe body styled car is a prized possession of the Italian police. Two lamborghini Gallardo LP560 were donated to the Italian Polizia or police force in December of 2004 on their 152nd anniversary, and which were damaged in the course of duty and so were replaced with the Lamborghini Huracan.
You don’t want to be chased on the streets of Venice by the Italian police behind the wheels of this stallion. Surely you will be caught as this car is built for speed with its sporty design.
- Price of Lamborghini Gallardo LP560: ₦72.7 million
- Price of Lamborghini Huracan: ₦73.3 million
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The Lamborghini Gallardo LP560 was soon replaced by the Lamborghini Huracan by Italian Polizia
7. Lamborghini Gallardo - South Africa
A continent which seems to be slow in catching up with rest of the world in terms of development and modernization, makes or list still. With her rich culture and mineral deposits that is now a magnet for the developed countries of the world, South Africa has placed the African continent in this list with the Lamborghini Gallardo model of the Lamborghini brand.
The South African police service employed the services of the Italian car maker to boost the efficiency of its police with supply of the Lamborghini Gallardo as part of their auto fleet, not to mention other auto brands like Volkswagen, BMW and the likes.
- Price: ₦39.2 million - ₦70.7 million
Surprise, surprise! Even Africa made the list with Lamborghini Gallardo for South African Police!
6. HSV GTS - Australia
Australia, another country who patronizes her own home produced cars, joins the likes of Japan and Italy with the one of the best type of police cars, the HSV (Holden special Vehicle) with about 8 series to its name. This is the Aussies' choice when it comes to police cars. This GTS is the strongest of the HSV brand and comes with a 6.2L engine. This vehicle sure lives up to its name as the fastest car produced in Australia.
- Price: ₦22.8 million - ₦36 million
The Aussies like it home made, and the HSV GTS is not a bad choice for a super cop car
5. McLaren 12C - United Kingdom
In the busy streets of UK where crime lurks, the police have been adequately equipped with the McLaren MP4-12C now known simply as McLaren 12C. With its sporty design, This speedster is a 2-door coupe with a 3.8L M838T twin-turbo charged V8 engine and has a 7-speed transmission with dual clutch, generating 592hp. This car, though used by the police, is also a spectacle to be seen in racing.
- Price: ₦50.4 million
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The UK police choose the McLaren 12C for getting the job done
4. Brabus CLS Rocket - Germany
During the “tune it safe” campaign created by the German Federal Traffic Ministry and Association of German Automobile tuners, Brabus introduced the CLS V12 version of the Mercedes car as a police car. It is made up of an engine of 6.3L V12 spec and 5-speed automatic transmission. Keeping up to their reputation of class and mastery and being one of the highly rated police forces in the world, they transferred this into their taste in vehicles .
- Price: ₦138.9 million
Super expensive Brabus CLS Rocket is the car of choice for Germany's elite Police department
3. United States National Police Force cars
For a democratic and free state like the United states you can rest assured that crime is always lurking in the Bronx, alleys and even on the highway. To this effect the united states police has a number of cars to aid her in the reduction of crime.
Top on the list of vehicles is the Nissan GTR, dubbed the “American Ghost,” which is ranked as one of the best when it comes to police cars. It is followed by the Dodge charger, Dodge viper and the Ford Mustang. These vehicles are specifically built to withstand damage from impact from collisions during police chases.
- Price for Nissan GTR: ₦39.6 million
Along with the Dodge Viper and Ford Mustang, the Nissan GTR is a squad car for US national Police
2. BMW I8- Dubai
The Hybrid sports car being part of BMW’s electric fleet is used by the Dubai police. Yes! You heard right, Dubai police. This car has a 7.1kWh lithium-ion battery that delivers an electric range of 37 km.
Having a body style of a 2-door coupe, this vehicle is the latest in the BMW spec. It will amaze you to know that Dubai police also has the Bugatti Veyron among its collection or cars. This is no doubt the best police car on the planet but wait till we get to our No.1.
- Price: ₦59.1 million
Dubai always shows class, and no wonder their Police uses the sexy beast BMW i8 Hybrid
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1. Ariel Atom F1 car - Somerset police Force
Just like the name atom, this car could cause damage as would an atomic bomb explosion due to its speed. This gives it the record as the fastest police car on planet earth. Built like a formula 1 racing car, It has a weight of 612kg and reaches a speed of 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds. It is not one to be taken for a joke. The atom places the somerset police at the top spot in the ranking.
- Price: ₦19 million
Ariel Atom F1 is not just the car or the Somerset Force, it is also top dog in the world
Criminals with fast cars better steer clear of these police departments, right? By the way, what kind of cars do Nigeria Police teams drive? Are they well equipped at all, with cars and helicopters? The government needs to take a cue from these countries then.
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