Amazing Police Supercars : Reasons Not to Speed From Around the World : Part 2
Well, in case none of the Police Supercars from the previous list caught your attention, maybe some of these will. Again, in no particular order.
Lamborghini donated one of these to the Italian Police back in 2004. About a year later, the department ordered another one for just over $166,000. Powered by a 5.0 liter V10 making 510hp, it has a top speed of 190mph and I don't think you will out run that.
Another car you would hate to see in your rearview mirror. Not only because it's the police, but also because it has an decent paint job despite the first part. A 350hp V8 lie waiting under the hood for someone who is neglecting the posted speed and the sport tires are more than ready for the challenge.
Alfa Romeo GT
Why does Australia get all the fun toys? Alfa Romeo turn over one of their top-o-the-line GT's to the Sydney police, for "official use" of course...sure. The 3.2 liter V6 is good for 240h and 280ft/lbs of torque to the front wheels. 0-60 comes in 6.7 seconds.
It only makes sense than when a new sports car is born, law enforcement are among the first to get to play with it. 475hp comes from a Twin-Turbo V6 and goes to all 4 corners through a dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII
A single turbo inline-4 making 300hp is responsible for moving this 4-door crime stopper. Power hits all 4 wheels compliments of a 6-speed manual transmission. I can't say I agree with the paint job though.
Dodge Viper GTS
The sign in the background says it all. One of the last American supercars, the Viper houses a massive 8.0 liter V10 that makes 450hp and over 500ft/lbs of torque. I don't think you would even try running from this when those lights came on.
Not exactly a car, but still very impressive. The 7.0 liter supercharged V8 cranks out 700 horsepower to the rear wheels, which aren't that bad looking. I would assume this is more of a transport vehicle than anything else.
Spyker C8 Spyder
The only vehicle on this list that I couldn't immediately picture in my head. An Audi built 4.2 liter V8 is used to make 400hp and can blast the vehicle to 60mph in 4.5 seconds from a standstill and will keep pushing up to 186mph. Some Lamborghini doors complete the image.
So next time you decide to let your right foot make the wrong decision, remember that even the higher ends sports cars can't outrun some of these machines.
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