- March 30, 2018
Top Five Most Unusual Police Cars
A police car often called a police cruiser radio car or radio mobile patrol (RMP) ) is a ground vehicle used by police for transportation during patrols. Police cars usually have rooftop flashing lights, a siren, and emblems or markings which clearly indicates that the vehicle is a police car. Some police cars are reinforced with bumpers and alley lights, for illuminating darkened alleys. Let’s have a look at some of the unusual police cars:
Launched in 2010, Jaguar’s XF is now used to patrol motorways and main roads across Staffordshire and the Midlands in the UK. It appears relatively subtle to other motorists but has a reliable and unimaginable level of performance should it be needed. The XF is a prestige vehicle that is considered ‘King of the Road’ for the police and while sensibly patrolling one area, the XF’s level of performance makes it much easier for officers to reach their destination.
Since Ford is a manufacturer widely trusted throughout the UK, it makes more sense for the police to invest in a car that is sure to never let them down at the worst possible times – because unfortunately, underneath the yellow and blue check pattern, police cars are just like the one you drive; meaning they’re just as susceptible to a breakdown! The Mustang offers a very high level of performance for a rather affordable price, when you factor in the discount you’d expect the police to receive, the Mustang doesn’t seem that far out of the question when looking at replacement cars for our traffic officers!
The Caparo T1 would have without doubt been the coolest police car on our roads. With the T1’s unveiling at the Autosport International in 2015, police applauded at the sight of this mean machine. “Brace yourself, the Caparo T1 can accelerate from 0 to 60 in around about 2.5seconds, thus, a getaway driver that can somehow force their way through heavy motorway congestion would still be caught in no time at all”, Nathan Watson of California Car & Commercials. “However, there are often hidden truths covered from the ears of the public. The T1 was donated to draw the attention of
motor enthusiasts to allow the police the opportunity to interact with them and get them to understand the importance and enforcement of road safety laws.”
In 2009, Humberside police were called out when it was revealed that they invested in one petrol car that left them with a bill of £81,000 – but since that car was a Lexus, can you really blame them? The police then introduced the IS-F as the ‘command car’ for the force’s Vehicle Crime Unit thanks to its capabilities on the road, even the busy city ones for that matter. This top-of-the-market sports car is capable of achieving 0-60mph in just 4.8seconds with nothing to thank but its 416bhp five-litre engine.
Lotus Evora S
The Midlands police service certainly loves a good supercar, don’t they? In 2011 they included the Lotus Evora S too, what seems like, their never-ending fleet so they can patrol the major routes in the UK and more importantly for them, to engage with the public and reinforce road safety awareness covering the laws of driving dangerously. Its 3.5litre V6 engine can do 0-60mph in just short of five seconds.