Police officers don't nearly get enough credit for all they do to serve their communities. Every day, law enforcement officials selflessly risk their lives to keep their communities safe, and its residents protected. Despite all cops do, police officers often don't get paid enough and their departments don't get enough funding.
Cops have to work long hours, late at night, always be at their sharpest and often have to do it all sitting in a beat-down car with no air conditioning that can barely hit 100 miles per hour. However, it’s not all bad, and some communities have stepped up with some great machines. With that being said, let us take a look at the ten best police cars ever seen, around the world.
10 Dodge Charger
The Charger is an iconic car and defines the peak of American automobile engineering. This car has been featured on the screen in movies and has earned a reputation on the racetrack as well for being a powerful, and efficient vehicle.
The Charger is currently the fastest police car in the United States and is certainly the sweetest police car anyone has ever seen in this nation. This stunning automobile has been modded with a V8 engine and puts out 292 hp. The Charger police interceptor can reach a max speed of 147 mph and was introduced by the company in 2005.
9 Porsche Carrera 911
The Porsche Carrera 911 is currently the most beautiful police car in the Austrian police department's fleet. The Carrera 911 is currently on temporary loan to the Austrians by Porsche, which aims to benefit from the free publicity gained by the patrol car. In exchange, the Austrians get a powerful sports car patrolling their streets that has been modified to contain a light bar, radio, and can reach speeds of up to 186 mph.
The goal of this campaign, according to the Austrian Director for Public Safety, is to prove that people can drive responsibly even when behind the wheel of a powerful car such as the Carrera.
8 Porsche Panamera
Another Porsche on this list, the Porsche Panamera is currently in use by the Qatari Police. The Australians currently have the V6 equipped Porsche on loan from a dealership whereas the Qatari's not only own the Porsche, but also a Porsche Cayenne.
The Qatari government, as it turns out, is a shareholder in the German automobile manufacturer, and have no issue shelling out the high costs to get a supercar amongst their police fleet. The Qatari Panamera is currently the world's fourth-fastest police vehicle (with a top speed of 300 miles per hour) and can go from 0-60 in 4.1 seconds.
7 Nissan GT-R
Next up we have the Nissan GT-R. The GT-R is currently used by the Abu Dhabi police as well as the Japanese. In Abu Dhabi, the Nissan GT-R is only used for promotional purposes, whereas in Japan, the GT-R was donated to the police fleet for use as a powerful cruiser.
The GT-R in Japan was donated by a resident of Tochigi Prefecture. The local chief of police was ecstatic with the donation and even organized a ceremony to inaugurate the acceptance of the car into their fleet. The GT-R can go from 0-60 in 2.7 seconds and puts out 565 hp.
6 Mercedes-Benz Brabus Rocket
Next up in the land of supercars, the German police fleet contains a Mercedes-Benz Brabus Rocket. The Rocket cost the fleet a whopping $580,000 but is well worth the money. Not only is the Benz equipped with a 6.3L V12 engine, but the car can also reach a top speed of 228 mph.
This seemingly ordinary-looking car has been modified to stand out as a police car. Some of the alterations include the light bar and custom coloring. In addition to patrolling the Autobahn, the Brabus police cruiser has also been seen on the racetracks. In 2006, during a street-legal saloon, the Rocket set the world land speed record in Southern Italy.
5 Tesla Model X
Next up, "the police patrol car of the future." In Victoria, Australia, the Tesla Model X is now being used as a police cruiser, and the company is working effortlessly with the local police department to ensure the Model X serves to be an efficient police patrol car.
The Model X has been heavily modified, and its pre-built computer technology has also been altered to serve police purposes. For example, the Tesla main screen will connect with the Victoria Police department's main terminal and police officers will also be able to play body camera footage on the main screen.
4 Lotus Exige Cruiser
Next, from British manufacturer Lotus: presenting the Lotus Exige Cruiser. This car can reach a top speed of 140 miles per hour and is currently in use as a police cruiser in Sydney, Australia, and Sussex, UK. The Sussex police department has reportedly been using the Exige for diplomatic purposes, versus patrolling the streets for speedsters.
According to the cops, the Lotus Exige is a stunning sports car that draws teens to it. By advertising the Exige, the thinking is that teens will be drawn towards it, at which point the police can educate them about safe driving habits. In Sydney, however, the Exige is used for one purpose alone: catch those who break the law and get them off the streets.
3 Lamborghini Gallardo
Next, we have a series of Lamborghinis, starting with the Lamborghini Gallardo. The Gallardo is in use by numerous police departments around the world, including those in London, Italy, and South Africa. The Italian Gallardos were donated by the manufacturer and are only used for emergencies on the highway or organ transportation.
Recently, a police officer driving the Gallardo had an accident. As a result, the Italian Police were forced to destroy the automobile. The Gallardos in London are also fully functional but serve more of a decorative purpose than anything else. The Gallardo has an incredible V10 engine and is one of the most powerful police cars to ever exist.
2 Bugatti Veyron
Next, the classic Bugatti Veyron. It's the world's most expensive and the world's fastest police cruiser. Coming in at an estimated $4 million, the Veyron also clocks in as the fastest police cruiser with a top speed of 253 mph, as featured by Guinness World Records.
The Veyron also puts out 1,000 hp and can be powered from 0-60 in just 2.5 seconds. The purpose of the Veyron is not to chase down criminals, but rather to chase down tourists. The Veyron can be seen patrolling shopping centers where tourists can 'hail' the cop car and snap a selfie with it. In addition to promoting tourism and local business, the Veyron also serves to make a point about gender equality, as female officers are in charge of driving Dubai's most expensive police cruisers.
1 Lamborghini Murcielago
Another car from the Italian automobile manufacturer, Lamborghini, the Murcielago. The Murcielago costs $380,000 and can be seen patrolling the streets in England. The Murcielago has a V9 engine and can reach speeds of up to 199 miles per hour. The name Murcielago is derived from the Spanish for "bat," but was also the name of a popular Navarra fighting bull.
The name was chosen for Lamborghini's latest car by the company's owner, the Volkswagen Group, who used the animal on advertisements across Europe. The story of the bull, which reportedly survived 90 stab wounds, was relentlessly popularized, and the resilience of the bull was emphasized in the advertisements. Although grossly inaccurate, the marketing strategy succeeded in making the Murcielago a popular choice.