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virividox
May 14, 2004, 05:41 PM
http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/ns/news/story.jsp?floc=FF-APO-1120&idq=/ff/story/0001%2F20040514%2F1158199036.htm&sc=1120&PhotoID=20040514ROM01D

makes me wanna join the force

Ozi
May 14, 2004, 05:49 PM
*drools*

I bet there is pretty intense competition over who gets to drive that! :D

takao
May 14, 2004, 06:06 PM
well german autobahn police have only porsches, bmw M5, and some pretty fast audis,mercedes etc.

i guess somebody in italy said: "we need a faster one!!"

virividox
May 14, 2004, 06:25 PM
m5, mercs, audis are luxury cars

porsche sports luxury

lamborg...well thats like in another level (of course theres the maybach etc etc) but still

THIS IS LIKE OVERKILL...hehe i like the idea for organ transplants, cuz DAMN its gonna go fast...but this would be way cool to chase down criminals, although imagine how much trouble a cop would be if he damaged it pursuing a suspect or even worse; spiling espresso in it haha

Frohickey
May 14, 2004, 06:29 PM
I think that is just a recruitment tool.

Everyone knows that you can't outrun the radio...and the helicopter.
If you are in the LA area, you can't outrun the news copters ;)

pivo6
May 14, 2004, 06:45 PM
What happens when the cop makes an arrest and tries to put the perp in the back seat? :confused:

michaelrjohnson
May 14, 2004, 07:41 PM
wow... that's awesome.. yet at the same time, seems impractical

Macmaniac
May 14, 2004, 07:58 PM
This means the British need to start using Aston Martins in their police force, complete with heat seeking missiles:)

Chip NoVaMac
May 14, 2004, 08:55 PM
Some police departments in the states have exotic cars like that. They generally end up with after a drug bust. Most are put in to service as "community awareness" vehicles. Though the Virginia State Police does have some Camaros for speed enforcement.

Makosuke
May 14, 2004, 09:02 PM
That's pretty funny, though it'd be something of a deterrant for those "I can make it!" idiots who try to run. Or the really stupid ones would take it as some kind of a challenge and kill somebody trying to outrun a car that can do 192.

It's interesting, a few years back there were some Highway Patrol Camaros and Mustangs in the area I live, which seemed to make a lot of sense; if you're just chasing down speeders and drunk drivers, they probably get better gas milage than a Crown Vic, and certainly handle better than even the police versions, so they seem ideal for a highway cruiser.

Ozi
May 14, 2004, 09:22 PM
I've seen pics of Dodge Vipers being used as cop cars... thats pretty full on! :)http://www.acay.com.au/~jbartok/Wrx.jpg here is a very quick Aussie cop car, AWD, turbo. :) 0-100km in around 6 seconds, 0-400 meters in maybe 13 seconds? :D

wdlove
May 14, 2004, 09:47 PM
That is what I call a donation. Speeders and criminals are now on notice, at the speed of 0 - 60 in four seconds. :eek:

Counterfit
May 15, 2004, 01:21 AM
Well crap, I'll have to be in an Enzo, McLaren, or Murcielago next time I drive in Italy :p

Abstract
May 15, 2004, 02:08 AM
I think some people may even become criminals just to ride in that thing. Holla!!

jared_kipe
May 15, 2004, 02:13 AM
Reminds me of playing Need For Speed with all the sweet ass cars being chased by equally sweet ass police cars.

Blackstealth
May 15, 2004, 05:19 AM
This means the British need to start using Aston Martins in their police force

IIRC some forces used to use Lotus Esprits, but mostly it seems to be heavily tuned Volvo V70s these days for motorway patrols (well, around here it is, rest of UK can differ wildly)

iGav
May 15, 2004, 05:46 AM
IIRC some forces used to use Lotus Esprits, but mostly it seems to be heavily tuned Volvo V70s these days for motorway patrols (well, around here it is, rest of UK can differ wildly)

There was also a marked Porsche 911 used in the early '90's too ;) along with a marked Escort Cosworth and a marked Subaru Impreza Turbo. :D

Remember that BBC TV show 'X Cars'... Manchesters undercover high performance section used to have a Sierra Saphire Cosworth an Astra GSI and a Renault 19 16v.

But ever since the Volvo T5 was launched and replaced the Vauxhall Senator, Volvo estates seem to be the way to go for most forces, although the odd Omega crops up. heheh.

The Audi/Lambo Gallardo though isn't a bad choice though when you think about... it's quite a compact car and with 4WD it's got to be dead handy around those Italian mountain roads... especially in the wet! :eek: :D

Sparky's
May 15, 2004, 03:59 PM
What happens when the cop makes an arrest and tries to put the perp in the back seat? :confused:

It would suck to be him :D

I guess if your local traffic runs about 120mph then you need to match it. Here in Up-State New York all we need to look out for are the NY and NJ state politicians doing 80 - 100 on their way up the I-87 to the Adirondacks. The state troopers have the hottest cameros available to catch the never ending line of BMWs, Mercedes, Porches, etc.

Chip NoVaMac
May 15, 2004, 04:18 PM
What happens when the cop makes an arrest and tries to put the perp in the back seat? :confused:

In this area they get the embarrassment of being handcuffed, generally leaning against the car with their faces facing the flow of traffic that is flowing by till transport can come by.

krimson
May 17, 2004, 09:30 AM
wow, that makes our CHP Camero's look like Hot Wheels.. :(

Hemingray
May 17, 2004, 01:19 PM
So much for the days of The Dukes of Hazzard... can you imagine Sheriff Rosco driving one of those?! :D

Frohickey
May 17, 2004, 04:44 PM
It's interesting, a few years back there were some Highway Patrol Camaros and Mustangs in the area I live, which seemed to make a lot of sense; if you're just chasing down speeders and drunk drivers, they probably get better gas milage than a Crown Vic, and certainly handle better than even the police versions, so they seem ideal for a highway cruiser.

Not anymore.

Chevrolet cancelled Camaros not too long ago. I heard that the CHP or some highway patrol ordered the last batch of Camaros to be outfitted as police cruiser models "BC4". Dunno how long these are going to be around though. Since these cars are usually high mileage cars, unless they are never driven, expect to see the last of the Camaros in city auctions, in about 3 years time.

Sparky's
May 17, 2004, 05:04 PM
So much for the days of The Dukes of Hazzard... can you imagine Sheriff Rosco driving one of those?! :D

I couldn't imagine Sheriff Rosco even trying to get into one of those :eek: :eek: :eek:

Chip NoVaMac
May 17, 2004, 05:39 PM
Not anymore.

Chevrolet cancelled Camaros not too long ago. I heard that the CHP or some highway patrol ordered the last batch of Camaros to be outfitted as police cruiser models "BC4". Dunno how long these are going to be around though. Since these cars are usually high mileage cars, unless they are never driven, expect to see the last of the Camaros in city auctions, in about 3 years time.

ell at least there will be the Mustang

windowsblowsass
May 17, 2004, 05:58 PM
ell at least there will be the Mustang
screw mustangs how about vettes and vipers thats a good detterent for kids in jap cars who think they can outrun the cops :D

Sparky's
May 17, 2004, 07:22 PM
screw mustangs how about vettes and vipers thats a good detterent for kids in jap cars who think they can outrun the cops :D

obviously you haven't seen the "New" Ford GT! It's being totally rebuilt from the ground up to match the original (complete with the Gurney bubble) but with modern day engineering. It was said that while running at 70 mph accelerating to 130mph happened in 1.3 seconds, lets see a viper do that! :cool:

PS not to stray from topic, but how does one spell check in FireFox? :confused:

King Cobra
May 17, 2004, 07:25 PM
Everyone knows that you can't outrun the radio...and the helicopter.
If you are in the LA area, you can't outrun the news copters
And if you've had issues with banks, you know you can't outrun a bad check. http://www.thetechpub.com/phpBB2/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif http://www.thetechpub.com/phpBB2/images/smiles/new_shocked.gif http://www.thetechpub.com/phpBB2/images/smiles/new_snipersmilie.gif


obviously you haven't seen the "New" Ford GT! It's being totally rebuilt from the ground up to match the original (complete with the Gurney bubble) but with modern day engineering. It was said that while running at 70 mph accelerating to 130mph happened in 1.3 seconds, lets see a viper do that! :cool:
Yeah, that's what I was trying to think of, the new Ford GT. I saw the new Ford commercial during the superbowl, and it's supposed to compete with the "top dogs" McLaren and the rest, I heard.

Sparky's
May 17, 2004, 07:38 PM
Just for the record:
http://www.fordvehicles.com/fordgt/bulletin_detail.asp?type=news&id=2&bhcp=1
Ford makes the first '05 Ford GT available for sale at the famed Christie's Auction, held in Pebble Beach the evening following the Concours on Sunday, August 17. Proceeds from the sale go to Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance designated charities, which include The Pebble Beach Company Foundation, United Way of Monterey County, The Wheelchair Foundation, and Boys & Girls Club of Monterey County.

BrianKonarsMac
May 17, 2004, 08:34 PM
wouldn't a helicopter do a much better job in terms of delivering organs? also, chasing a perp at 190+ mph would be quite dangerous, once again, the helicopter would do a much better job. at least they get to say they have an italian made cop car.

virividox
May 18, 2004, 07:21 AM
they are italian, using a sexy car is just so much funner than using a chopper

iGav
May 18, 2004, 07:44 AM
screw mustangs how about vettes and vipers thats a good detterent for kids in jap cars who think they can outrun the cops :D

A Viper or Vette wouldn't stand a chance against a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8 or a Subaru Spec C on anything other than the driest and straightest of straight roads. ;)


and it's supposed to compete with the "top dogs" McLaren and the rest, I heard.

The Ford GT wouldn't get anywhere near a McLaren F1 or an Enzo... it's heavier and gives away 100BHP to the Enzo. Which incidently trounced the McLaren LM from 0-100-0 by almost a second. ;)

That Ford GT is a cracking bit of kit though... but the GT40 is cooler ;)

jayscheuerle
May 18, 2004, 11:56 AM
...jap cars...

Surely you can do better than that... :(

edesignuk
May 18, 2004, 01:30 PM
meh...they need a Merc McLaren SLR :cool: