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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3518 posts, RR: 17
Posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4449 times:
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http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/04/11/...-lamborghini-aventador-patrol-car/

Lets see who can outrun this police vehicle.


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User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12807 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4430 times:
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Ha ha. I give them a week before they total it.


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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7685 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4341 times:

and here's what happened to one of the Italian Polizia Gallardos.



User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20246 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

It's all show.

High-speed chases are rare and usually unnecessary if the police are working well together. No car can outrun a radio signal and roadblocks can be set up ahead of the chase.

This is merely an opulent display of wealth by a wealthy Middle-Eastern kingdom. I may think it's tasteless, but it's their money.


User currently offlineRomeoBravo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4204 times:

Another vulgar display of wealth from Dubai.

User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3307 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4163 times:

Let's see them try a PIT maneuver with that.


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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4074 times:

But the Italian police are using it too, whats that? in the 80s US had contemplated the idea as well for highways.

User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15812 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4068 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 6):
in the 80s US had contemplated the idea as well for highways.

There was a Mustang police package called SSP and a corresponding Camaro program in the 1980s and into the 1990s. Performance was a consideration for sure, given the lackluster driving qualities of the contemporary sedans, but was also largely driven by the desire to save money. Using a pony car was seen as a balance that used less fuel than a full size squad car but allowed police to carry more equipment than a motorcycle. As sedans achieved better performance and fuel economy, they died out.

Edit: You do see the cool police cars from time to time but they are usually promotional only and seized from drug dealers.

Also, to illustrate what I said above, I should mention the evolution of U-2 chase cars. For a while the USAF used SSP Mustangs, then police Camaros, then GTOs and now Pontiac G8s (similar to the Chevy Caprice and SS police car) with a few new Camaros mixed in too I think. I know that NASA now uses police package Chargers but might have other stuff too. There's no real need for sportier models when modern sedans are plenty fast.

[Edited 2013-04-11 20:31:39]

[Edited 2013-04-11 20:32:04]


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User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4051 times:

Quoting RomeoBravo (Reply 4):
Another vulgar display of wealth from Dubai.

Well the Metropolitan Police in London did have a Lamborghini Gallardo for a while. Of course that was hardly a vulgar display of wealth because the Met couldn't afford it and the car was on loan - a cheap form of advertising.

Another, probably not vulgar display because the Koreans are far from vulgar, impressive police vehicle was the Enzo Ferrari used by the police in Seoul.

Here in Western Australia our poor police force has to make do with souped up Commodores and Kawasaki Bolkow BK117 (B2) and Eurocopter AS365 N3 + Dauphin helicopters. High-speed chases often have to be abandoned due to the risk to other road users. Aerial observation and where possible tyre killers are stretched over the road in advance of the offender's car.


User currently offlineTWA772LR From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4005 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 6):
But the Italian police are using it too, whats that? in the 80s US had contemplated the idea as well for highways.

But that idea was scrapped because cops started doing drug busts and confiscating the Corvette ZR1s from drug lords!    



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3975 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 7):

They were looking at European cars too, that's why I mentioned it forgotten the brands though, Porsche was amongst them.


User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6845 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3865 times:

I just read the other day from an UK expat in Dubai that she thought she was going to die each time she took her car, since many there drive without any consideration for their life or that of others. Traffic accidents and deaths are very high.

I doubt that car will change things, I wouldn't be surprised if it was used similarly to the civilian ones...

What lacks is real enforcement and real penalties.



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12263 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3809 times:
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My only issue is that they should have gone with interior LED lights...that light bar, although low profile, still creates a lot of drag (and noise...)


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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8709 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3768 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 3):
This is merely an opulent display of wealth by a wealthy Middle-Eastern kingdom. I may think it's tasteless, but it's their money.

Oh, but Dubai has unique realities. making this kind of thing totally cost-effective, just like Emirates Airline and the Burj tower. Not like other places. Everyone there including cops is made of magic.

   


User currently offlineRomeoBravo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

Quoting Flighty (Reply 13):
Emirates Airline

EK probably is a sensible investment tbf.


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3753 times:

That's ridiculous. It's a highly impractical Police car. A pointless and ostentatious bit of boasting. If there's something *that* fast to chase, get a helicopter.


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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7554 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3733 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 7):
There was a Mustang police package called SSP and a corresponding Camaro program in the 1980s and into the 1990s. Performance was a consideration for sure, given the lackluster driving qualities of the contemporary sedans, but was also largely driven by the desire to save money.

IIRC, the Mustang police package was pretty much offered throughout most if not all of the lifespan of the Fox-body era models ('79-'93).

Police packaged Camaros were available up until the final year of the F-body models (2002).

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 7):
Using a pony car was seen as a balance that used less fuel than a full size squad car but allowed police to carry more equipment than a motorcycle. As sedans achieved better performance and fuel economy, they died out.

  
Basically, those pony-car police packages were essentially used as 'enclosed' motorcycles and only carried one person... the driver. Most agencies that used them were highway patrol/state police agencies.

Lack of 'prisoner' space was the primary reason why ponycar police vehicles weren't as widely used. As you correctly stated, once engine performance (across the board) started to improve; the demand for such police vehicles pretty much dried up.

Any current Mustangs, Camaros and/or Challengers that might be used be law enforcement agencies are essentially retail packages that anyone could buy (minus any aftermarket police-gear (lights, siren, etc) add-ons).



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2450 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3671 times:

I just can't imagine a Lamborghini being very reliable as a daily driver and on the streets instead of on the racetrack. The maintenance bills must be astronomically high especially in the long run.

User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7859 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3524 times:

Oil Money.


*bows and walks out the door*


Seriously. Not worth it.

I once saw a lambo get pulled over before by Indiana State Police and their undercover Ford Mustangs.

Not worth it  



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User currently offlinenickh From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3517 times:
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Quoting kiwirob (Reply 2):
and here's what happened to one of the Italian Polizia Gallardos.

Proof that some people have way more money than they have brains:

http://www.wreckedexotics.com

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User currently offlinevoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2098 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

Some of the cops in Italy and Dubai simply watched too much Miami Vice when they were kids.


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User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4126 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3311 times:
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Didn't Hollywood police have a Rolls-Royce for its chief at one time? I believe it was a gift from residents, but very ostentatious nevertheless.


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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6365 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3250 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 11):
I just read the other day from an UK expat in Dubai that she thought she was going to die each time she took her car, since many there drive without any consideration for their life or that of others. Traffic accidents and deaths are very high.

I have driven all over the world, and in Dubai a couple of times. I honestly didn't think they were all that terrible. Fast and a bit crazy, yeah, but not as bad as other places I've driven in and visited.


User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10807 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3245 times:

A Lambo police car is nothing but a show-off and PR stunt. They certainly have far too much money in Dubai.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 3):
High-speed chases are rare and usually unnecessary if the police are working well together. No car can outrun a radio signal and roadblocks can be set up ahead of the chase.

I remember a car chase between a Ferrari and a Dutch Police Porsche 911 about twenty years ago. The Ferrari won, crossed the border before being caught. I saw the disappointed Dutch policemen at the border, a great sight!

Quoting nickh (Reply 19):
http://www.wreckedexotics.com

On that site you´ll also find crashed luxury cars dumped near the roadside in various filthy rich Arabian Emirates. Just walk away an buy another toy to destroy, as dad has more than enough money.


User currently offlinethunderboltdrgn From Sweden, joined Jan 2012, 713 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3227 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 3):
roadblocks can be set up ahead of the chase.

Maybe in the USA but in Sweden (especially during nights) there are rarely enough
polices on duty to set up a road block even if they would want to.

However the Swedish police once had 911's as police cars:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PolisBilPorsche.jpg



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25 L-188 : I just saw another report that they have also acquired a police Camaro too. IN this case the local Chevy dealer put the lights and decals on a white c
26 Post contains links and images PHLBOS : Price is roughly 1/10 of that fore-mentioned Lamborghini.[Edited 2013-04-16 10:48:36]
27 777way : You say. And yet present this as an example. I don't know if running from Dubai into Sharjah or Abu Dhabi prevents Dubai police from entering those pl
28 na : For one because there´s a big difference between a megaexpensive exotic Aventador and an everyday sportscar like the 911. Also a 911 is far more pra
29 Aesma : Well if you're comparing to the anarchy in India and similar countries then yes, it's not that bad. But being crashed into by a moped is far less dea
30 zkojq : Isn't part of the reason for police forces procuring such supercars to attract young people to join?
31 777way : But folly can apply to many countries whose Police use BMW, Audi and Mercedes, when they can use regular brands.
32 BMI727 : In many of those countries BMW, Audi, and Mercedes are the regular brands.
33 777way : Sorry but that's irrelevant, if you have regular brands to use why use those that are sold separately as luxury cars too, Germany exempted obviously.
34 BMI727 : They don't have "regular" brands. The BMW is the BMW and those police (sometimes) use larger, rear wheel drive cars for the same reasons that America
35 777way : AFAIK the three a luxury brands in every corner of the world including Germany and Europe.
36 Post contains links and images GrahamHill : Dubai police also has a Ferrari FF: http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/d...d-ferrari-ff-police-car-2013-04-17
37 Post contains links and images zkojq : It seems from the article below that only female officers have been assigned to drive the Ferrari and Lamborghini. Probably wise so as to preserve th
38 777way : States ' The Italian sports car, which has a top speed of 208 mph, will be used for patrolling the tourist areas of the city" so it does seem like an
39 Post contains images qf002 : We've got a Porsche here in NSW (though it's only used for publicity). Shame they picked the ugliest one, and gave it an even uglier paint job...
40 cptkrell : Im my area of the U.S., one occassionally sees a police car derived from a dedicated high-performance vehicle (such as a ZR-1, Z-28, SRT Challenger, e
41 KHI747 : First of all they dont just have the Lamborghini Aventador - as one of our fellows posted above, they have a Ferrari FF as well. But hey guys i think
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