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McLarens, Aston Martins, and Fine-Tuned Falcons: Australia’s Most Powerful Police Cars

Posted on: October 6, 2015 by Platinum Direct

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I hope you weren’t planning to commit a crime in NSW anytime soon because the long arm of the law just got a whole lot longer.

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A modified AU$450, 000 McLaren 650S supercar, complete with a full police force makeover, was spotted being delivered to a Sydney police station earlier this week, accompanied by a $500,000-plus silver Aston Martin Vanquish Volante.

Criminals are going to have to put the pedal to the metal if they want to outrun the Mclaren’s 3.8-litre V8, twin-turbo engine, but unless they are international crime bosses with their own private jets its unlikely they’ll be able to outpace the McLaren’s top speed of a bum-blistering 333km/h.

Even if the crims see the bright yellow McLaren coming and gets a head start on his getaway, the car’s 641 brake horsepower can get it up to 100km/h in 3 seconds – faster than you can say “Oh no, it’s the Feds!”.

Fortunately for Sydney’s underbelly, the cars will not see much use in the field. It will only be a few short weeks before the felons can sleep easy, as the cars are on temporary loan by a local dealership. Don’t expect to see a McLaren in a high-speed chase during that time either, as the cars are actually being used for one of the few causes more worthy than keeping Sydney’s streets safe.

The cars have been donated in order to raise awareness for local charity Police Legacy NSW, a charity that supports over 20,000 serving and retired police officers and their families in times of need.

The cars have also taken part in a wall-to-wall ride celebrating 100 years of Women in Policing.

This isn’t the first time the force has made this kind of arrangements. Previously an Audi RS4 and a Porsche Panamera have received the full police makeover, complete with law enforcement decals.

None of this is coming out of the taxpayers’ pockets. The servicing, registration, and any maintenance is all being covered by the car’s manufacturers, with only the fuel costs being paid by the police force. However, let’s hope we don’t see a repeat of a previous incident where an unfortunate officer filled a rare limited edition Ford FPV GT by filling it up with the wrong kind of petrol, which ruined the engine, racking up a $5000 bill for repairs.

The most powerful, fully-operational patrol car in the country is also owned by the NSW police force. The Ford Falcon GT, tuned by Dick Johnson, is propelled by a massive supercharged V8 engine that produced over 800 horsepower, making even the McLaren look like a toddler’s tricycle.

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On top of its powerful engine, the Falcon is also equipped with an onboard computer to check out driver history on the fly, front and rear camera that record constantly to a fireproof safe in the boot, and number plate recognition cameras that can pick up banned drivers day or night.

Other powerful police cars currently used are a Queensland Police’s collection of 10 souped-up Holden Monarchs’ 5 HSV Clubsport V8 sedans, referred to locally as the “Fatal Five”.

McLarens, Aston Martins, and Fine-Tuned Falcons: Australia’s Most Powerful Police Cars

I hope you weren’t planning to commit a crime in NSW anytime soon because the long arm of the law just got a whole lot longer.

A modified AU$450, 000 McLaren 650S supercar, complete with a full police force makeover, was spotted being delivered to a Sydney police station earlier this week, accompanied by a $500,000-plus silver Aston Martin Vanquish Volante.

Criminals are going to have to put the pedal to the metal if they want to outrun the Mclaren’s 3.8-litre V8, twin-turbo engine, but unless they are international crime bosses with their own private jets its unlikely they’ll be able to outpace the McLaren’s top speed of a bum-blistering 333km/h.

Even if the crims see the bright yellow McLaren coming and gets a head start on his getaway, the car’s 641 brake horsepower can get it up to 100km/h in 3 seconds – faster than you can say “Oh no, it’s the Feds!”.

Fortunately for Sydney’s underbelly, the cars will not see much use in the field. It will only be a few short weeks before the felons can sleep easy, as the cars are on temporary loan by a local dealership. Don’t expect to see a McLaren in a high-speed chase during that time either, as the cars are actually being used for one of the few causes more worthy than keeping Sydney’s streets safe.

The cars have been donated in order to raise awareness for local charity Police Legacy NSW, a charity that supports over 20,000 serving and retired police officers and their families in times of need.

The cars have also taken part in a wall-to-wall ride celebrating 100 years of Women in Policing.

This isn’t the first time the force has made this kind of arrangements. Previously an Audi RS4 and a Porsche Panamera have received the full police makeover, complete with law enforcement decals.

None of this is coming out of the taxpayers’ pockets. The servicing, registration, and any maintenance is all being covered by the car’s manufacturers, with only the fuel costs being paid by the police force. However, let’s hope we don’t see a repeat of a previous incident where an unfortunate officer filled a rare limited edition Ford FPV GT by filling it up with the wrong kind of petrol, which ruined the engine, racking up a $5000 bill for repairs.

The most powerful, fully-operational patrol car in the country is also owned by the NSW police force. The Ford Falcon GT, tuned by Dick Johnson, is propelled by a massive supercharged V8 engine that produced over 800 horsepower, making even the McLaren look like a toddler’s tricycle.

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Image: http://bmwmblog.com/

On top of its powerful engine, the Falcon is also equipped with an onboard computer to check out driver history on the fly, front and rear camera that record constantly to a fireproof safe in the boot, and number plate recognition cameras that can pick up banned drivers day or night.

Other powerful police cars currently used are a Queensland Police’s collection of 10 souped-up Holden Monarchs’ 5 HSV Clubsport V8 sedans, referred to locally as the “Fatal Five”.

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