• 29Apr

    It seems to be a trend. Almost in line with Ford’s decision to finally let go of its panther platform and give its Police Interceptor a Taurus chassis, Hyundai now releases the Genesis sedan. This sedan is a done up Korean police car which thrills cop car fans out there. It looks especially impressive with the red and blue lights coming out of its grill. If you’re just dying to know, the Genesis Sedan carries either a 4.6L V8 engine or a more modest 3.8L V6. There’s no news about whether or not there will also be an adaptation of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe.

    True to the principles of cop car fans out there, the Hyundai Genesis is driven from the rear. For police issue vehicles, Hyundai is expected to go for the more powerful V8 option. This engine can produce 375 horsepower and 333 pound-feet of torque. That is, of course, if the car is “fed” only with premium fuel. A regular gas will only allow the V8 engine to produce 368 HP of power and 324 lb-feet of torque, tops.

    Hyundai Genesis Police Car

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  • 13Sep

    I have a feeling that Lamborghini might be a photoshop/fake, but the others are real for sure. These cars are creating a great deal of controversy in Belgium, as quite a few people feel their government is throwing money around in the middle of a crisis.

    Not sure I disagree with the people there, but some great cop cars none the less!

  • 07Sep
    Categories: Cop Cars, Lexus Comments: 0

    The police force needs fast cars on the road. It is a good thing that automakers partner with the law enforcement to give the police a much needed zoom during high speed chases.

    We have heard before of the Italian Polizia getting special training to maximize of their LP560-4 Lamborghini Gallardo to efficiently track down bad guys in combo with GPS technology. The police force of Britain and Lexus has teamed up for a more practical option by providing the Humberside constabulary with the quick super sedan Lexus IS-F.

    The Humberside police force will surely make lives tougher for the hooligans in their jurisdiction. There has been a delivery of the Lexus IS-F but it is still not clear if the police will have a whole fleet of the very quick rides to boost their force.

    They currently have vehicles from Subaru making most of their mobile fleet. The decision to switch to the Lexus was not very easy since the Lexus IS-F came with a regular sticker price. This is not the case for the Italian Lamborghini which has been known for their generous donations to their local police force.

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  • 28May
    Categories: BMW, SUV Comments: 0

    BMW has always been behind to Mercedes-Benz when it comes to armored cars and bulletproof police trucks — but this absolutely amazing Security Plus X5 is BMW’s step to closing that gap – and I’m convinced they did a fine job with it!

    With a high-end engine boosting the 355 horsepower necessary to move this hugely heavy SUV, 4.80-liter V8, allowing the X5 Security Plus to get from zero to sixty in just over eight seconds.

    Not sure too many counties will be able to get one — but I do hope to see one asap. If you see one of these anywhere – please do send us an e-mail, we very much look forward to seeing them live…

    Below is the official BMW Press Release:
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  • 26May
    Categories: Audi, Sports Car Comments: 2

    The Hungarian cops driving this Audi TT Police Car are amongst the happy few in their relatively poor country. It is a MK1 TT and not the sexy new version — but still — I kind of like it! :)

    Audi TT Police Car

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  • 23Apr
    Categories: Cop Cars, Hummer, SUV Comments: 1

    GeigerCars tuned this Hummer H2 for a Texas-based county. The Texan Sheriff wanted the fastest Police Hummer in the world, and GeigerCars delivered with a 7.0 liter supercharged engine and a top speed of well over 150 miles per hour (and a spur from zero to sixty in about 6.5 seconds).

    The Sheriff looks like a dumbass, though.

    Hummer H2 Police Car - GeigerCars
    Hummer H2 Police Car - GeigerCars Hummer H2 Police Car - GeigerCars Hummer H2 Police Car - GeigerCars
    Hummer H2 Police Car - GeigerCars

    Press Release – Fastest Hummer H2 Police Car

    GeigerCars.de Builds the World’s Fastest Police HUMMER. Unusual customer requests are the norm at GeigerCars.de, Europe’s leading tuner of American automobiles. But the request from a Texas sheriff to turn his new emergency vehicle into the world’s fastest police HUMMER, represented a special challenge even for the specialists from GeigerCars.de. After the conversion to the GeigerCars.de 7.0- liter supercharged engine with 700 hp / 515 kW and a peak torque of 904 Nm the black and white HUMMER reaches a top speed of 250 km/h. That should be fast enough for the sheriff to catch just about any speeder…

    In order to lend the flashing red-blue light bar and ear-splitting siren more credence the engine specialists from GeigerCars.de installed a supercharged V8 engine with an enlarged displacement of 7.0 liters in the engine bay of the HUMMER H2.

    The GeigerCars.de high-performance engine was fitted with a belt-driven supercharger with generously dimensioned intercooler. But that’s not all: The modifications to the engine also include special pistons, a precision-balanced crankshaft and titanium piston rods. The cylinder heads of the V8 engine were re-machined for optimized gas flow and fitted with a sport camshaft and reinforced valvetrain. A special intake system with sport air filter and a fully stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system with high-performance manifolds and metal catalysts round out the conversion.

    After reprogramming the engine electronics to calibrate the GeigerCars.de power components the supercharged eight-cylinder engine delivers a maximum power output of 700 hp / 515 kW at 5,500 rpm and produces a peak torque of 904 Nm at 4,260 rpm. Power is transferred to all four wheels via a modified four-speed automatic transmission. Despite a curb weight of 3.1 tons the police HUMMER H2 7.0 Kompressor from GeigerCars.de delivers sports car performance: The sprint from 0 – 100 km/h takes just 6.5 seconds, top speed is limited electronically to 250 km/h.

    This level of performance necessitates numerous GeigerCars.de modifications to the suspension. Immediate eye-catchers are the one-piece forged chrome king-size 10Jx28 wheels with Kumho 325/35 R 28 tires.

    In addition GeigerCars.de upgrades the police car with professional suspension and brake tuning. The sport suspension lowers the ride height of the SUV by some 105 millimeters, and offers firmer damper settings. Sport sway bars reduce body roll in fast corners.

    The GeigerCars.de high-performance brake system with 380-millimeter perforated and vented discs and eight-piston fixed calipers on the front axle delivers enormous fade-free stopping power.

    After transporting the GeigerCars.de police HUMMER H2 7.0 Kompressor back to the US the vehicle will be equipped with state-of-the-art police communication technology and will then serve as the personal emergency vehicle of the county sheriff.

  • 24Feb

    The Caparo T1 Rapid Response Vehicle has been officially introduced, and that’s great news for all of us as we now have real life shots of the unveiling! :)

    To me, it looks even more badass than it already did when it was first introduced…

    Caparo T1 RRV, London Unveiling
    Caparo T1 RRV, London Unveiling
    Caparo T1 RRV, London Unveiling

    Here’s our original post about this Caparo T1 RRV Police Car.

  • 10Jan

    While some police departments are opting for Chevrolet Tahoes, Dodge Chargers, or even Lamborghinis, Crown Victorias some go for the greener alternative of using electronic vehicles. Like the public the police departments are feeling the unstable costs of fuel and the bad economy on their budgets.

    The traditional police cars are without any doubt ready for the call of duty. It will bring a team of cops to respond to an assistance call, bring criminals to jail, or go after suspicious vehicles on a high speed chase. One down side of these is high fuel consumption. Getting rid of a Ford Crown Victoria may save a police department a clean $5000 on fuel per year.

    electric police car

    Not all police missions and actions require high power and high speed vehicles. A police department in Pennsylvania converted an Impala to an electric car. Other options like Segway Personal Transporter, electric motor bikes, T3 Mobility cars, and Blue RIDEs will properly equip cops for an effective police presence in a community.

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  • 14Nov

    Chrysler, in collaboration with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, recalls 20,283 Dodge Magnum and Charger police vehicles manufactured between 2006 and 2009. The recall is being made after reports that there is a defect in the gear’s column shifter.

    Safety concern is the primary issue since a wrong gearshift position may displayed on the dashboard panel when the gear cable gets disconnected from the mounting bracket of the steering column. The wrong gear information might cause the police car to move without the intentions of the driver which may cause road mishaps.

    Dodge Charger Cop Car

    The auto manufacturer has not received any reports of injuries caused by the problem but has documented 55 reports of the problem and complaints from 9 customers with regard to the Magnum and Dodge police vehicles. According to reports, the vehicle may display P or parked when in fact it is in drive mode.

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  • 10Nov

    We’ve mentioned the gallardo cop car a couple weeks ago — here’s a news report from ABC!

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