14 Craziest Police Supercars From Around The World

Think of a police car you have in your state, you would never imagine a supercar. But in some parts of the world high-end supercars costing more than most homes are being used as police cars.

This is not a norm in any society and is usually a conversation starter when you see a Lamborghini or Ferrari performing patrol duties. Some people have even gone as far as requesting rides in these cars and you can’t blame them. These are dream cars for many and some of these officers are fortunate to be able to drive in them.   

1. BAC Mono: Isle of Man

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The BAC Mono is the world’s first single-seater, road-legal formula 1 like car. It has a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine tuned by Cosworth making 280 horsepower. It is one of the most hardcore track cars and can hit 60 mph in 2.8 seconds to the top speed of 170 mph.

This car is part of the Isle of Man police fleet. It is being used to promote safe driving as their roads do not have speed limits. The mono will definitely be a conversation piece for the residents who get to see this.

2. Ariel Atom: UK

Another track day car makes the list as part of the UK fleet. This one doesn’t feature the F1-inspired design like the mono but at least has two seats for an extra officer. It has a 2.0 liter naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder making 245 horsepower and weighs just 1300lbs (612 kg). It is being used to promote bike safety.

3. Lamborghini Huracan: Italy

This is not the first time the Italian police have made use of a Lamborghini. In December 2004, two Lamborghini Gallardos were donated to the Italian police. They were mainly used during emergencies. Both of these cars were destroyed in the course of duty.

The Huracan is currently part of the Italian police fleet. It has a naturally aspirated V10 making 610 horsepower. It is used as a patrol car and has been used to transport a kidney for an emergency transplant.

4. Nissan GTR: Japan

The Nissan GTR is one of the fastest sports cars of its era. It has a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V6 making as much as 600 horsepower. This car was given as a gift by a wealthy Japanese resident in Tochigi.

5. Lexus LC500: Japan

The Lexus LC 500 is a luxury Gran tourer made by Lexus. It has a 5.0 liter naturally-aspirated V8 making 477 horsepower. It was donated to the police by a Lexus executive. He stated that he wanted the police to use the car to prevent accidents. Using an LC 500 for such a purpose may cause many distractions. It is one of the most luxurious and most beautiful Lexus ever made.

6. Honda Civic Type R: Australia

The Honda Civic Type-R is one of the best hot hatches on sale. It has a 2 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder making 306 horsepower. It is so good that the Australian police use it in their fleet.

But the best-case use of this car in Malaysia. It is being used as part of the King’s personal police convoy.

7. Porsche 911: Austria

The Austrian police are no strangers to using the Porsche 911. In the 1960s and 70s over 500 Porsches have worn the Austrian police livery. Porsche 991 911 is currently being used for active duty in the Austrian police fleet. The car has a 3.8 liter naturally aspirated flat-6 making 400 HP.

8. Lotus Evora: Italy

The Lotus Evora is a British sports car with a 3.5 liter supercharged V6 making 350 horsepower. The Italian military makes use of one. Another lotus Evora can also be found in the UK police fleet.

9. Audi RS4-R ABT: Germany

The normal Audi RS4 has a 2.9 liter twin-turbo V6 making 444 horsepower. The RS4 Avant would make for a great police car since it’s a wagon. The German tuners ABT built an upgraded 530 HP version for the German police. This guy never saw active police duty. It was used as a campaign to promote the tuning of cars safely.

10. Brabus Rocket: Germany

When Mercedes AMG is done building their cars, Brabus gets their hands on them and makes them even faster. Back in 2006, Brabus made the CLS V12 S Rocket with a 730 horsepower twin-turbo V12. A special police version was made for the German Police and had a top speed of 225 mph.

11. Spyker C8: Netherlands

The Spyker C8 is a sports car produced by Spyker cars in the Netherlands. The company gifted the Netherland police with a one-off special version. The car has a naturally-aspirated 4.2 liter V8 making 400 HP. The top can also be taken off for an open-air experience.

12. Tesla Model S: USA

The City of Fremont police department in California has an electric police car in its fleet. It went to regular police patrol testing before being put on the road. It was in service for well over a year. In that time it was found out that the cost of operating the EV was less than that of a gas-powered vehicle by $4,000.

It almost runs out of charge during a pursuit initiated at 11 p.m. But this was not because the car was inefficient but because it had not been charged before use.

13. Bugatti Veyron: Dubai

The Dubai police car fleet is known all over the world. It consists of many of the world’s finest supercars from Lamborghinis to Ferraris. Even limited edition cars like the Aston Martin one-77 of which only 77 are produced. But the most expensive and powerful car in their fleet is the Bugatti Veyron.

The Veyron costs over a million dollars when it was brand new. It has a quad-turbocharged 8-liter W16 engine making 1001 horsepower. The supercars in the Dubai police super fleet are used to promote tourism.

14. Lykan Hypersport: Abu Dhabi

The most exclusive police car still comes from the UAE. The Abu Dhabi police have a Lykan hyper sport of which only seven were made. It has a 3.7-liter twin-turbo flat 6 making 780 horsepower. Customer versions of these cars cost as much as $3.4 million each.

Conclusion:

Most of these cars may not be used for patrol or pursuit purposes but are great marketing and awareness tools. But what are your thoughts on such cars being used as police cars? Do you like it or do you feel some of them are a waste of such fine engineering? Either way, many of us look forward to seeing such cars on the roads even though we know it will be a rare sight.  

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