Monday, August 27, 2012

Top Five Police Cars From Around The World

Just because you’re a cop, doesn’t mean you have to drive a bakkie...

Hummer H2
They’ve gone for a unique out-gangsta-the-gangsta approach in this Texan county. With a 7.0-litre supercharged V8 under the hood - and wheels rims that come up to your waist - any criminal with at least a modicum of common sense is going to put his Glock back in his pants and call it a night.

Lamborghini Gallardo
The Polizia first got one of these back in 2004 and unsurprisingly they liked it. So much so that they ordered a couple more – the latest being the LP560-4 capable of 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 325km/h. Just what one needs to flag down an over enthusiastic Ferrari driver. Si.

Holden VE SS Commodore
The bruce’s down in Oz have gone for what they know best – good old Aussie muscle in the shape of this beefy Holden… or as we know it here in SA, the Chev Lumina. It’s not all old skool brute force though, the 6.0-litre can also fire a GPS-embedded dart into suspect vehicles.


MINI Cooper
As pragmatic as ever, the Munich police have opted not for a sledgehammer Porsche, but this nippy little MINI Cooper. Why? Two reasons: 1. It’s perfect for zipping around the city’s tight streets; and 2. MINI is no longer the pride of Britain, but being owned by BMW, in fact a German machine.

Lotus Evora
United Kingdom
You do not want to be speeding through the West Midlands. Because they have new a Lotus and they are just itching to use it. Part of this iconic brand's big revival, the car will do 0-100km/h in a criminal-nabbing 4.9 seconds. Though exactly where they plan on putting said criminals once cuffed and arrested is a little hazy.