• 14Dec
    Categories: Ford Comments: 0

    If you are from the U.S., you might have feared seeing a Crown Victoria with blinkers on your rear view mirror. It has been the car of police departments for decades and finally, the Crown Vic will be retiring after 15 years in service. This year, Ford released a police cruiser to take over the job, the 2012 Police Interceptor.

    The new cop car is based on the Taurus and depends on a V-6 heart. Ford offers several iterations of the V-6 in the form of 3.5L naturally aspirated, and the turbocharged 3.5L Ecoboost version. Both versions of the engine can boost the high speed chase capabilities of any police department. The less potent version outputs 265 horses while the boosted powerplant ups the ante to 365 horses.

    2012-ford-police-interceptorThe naturally aspirated engine will be offered with choices for an all-wheel or a front-wheel configuration. The EcoBoost engine will only come in AWD. The all-wheel drive system will be configured to offer better dynamics and handling.

    According to Ford, the interior of the new police car will be 90% new. The cop car version will have a column shifter for its 6-speed automatic setup. The front seats will also not have the lower bolstering so there is enough space for the utility belts of the police officers

    The center console measures the same width as the Crown Vic but is set up to easily carry the computer equipment needed by the officers. The rear of the front seats is equipped with a metal plate to protect the occupants from possible attacks from criminals they have apprehended. The rear doors also open wider compared to non-police commissioned versions in order to allow easy entrance of perpetuators.

    Just like other cop cars, the brakes, tires, and shocks of the Interceptor have been upgraded to fit the job. The electrical elements have also been improved so the system can handle all of the equipment that will go onboard.

  • 24Oct

    You know a good car chase scene when you see one. The equation is simple. You need cool cars, fast machines, and at times, fast enough police cars. Once you have the automotive masterpieces, you need to set the scenery to set the mood.

    You also need a good sound track to make things more exciting. Of course, you need to hear the roar of the powerful engines as the cars try to corner each other. By the way, do not forget the camera angles. Switch angles every so often. It will not hurt if you have a helicopter hovering and trying to keep the good cops on the tail of the fast cars.

    The chase will be more adrenaline pumping when you have the unimaginable stunts, explosions, and crashes. The kind that will make the audience wish that you should have just donated the car t them instead of trashing them. Don’t forget the fruit stand and that obligatory splash.

    You actually do not need drivers, just to state a fact. We will prove that to you in the video below. Take note that no one was harmed during the shooting of this film.

  • 26Apr
    Categories: Cop Cars Comments: 0

    We have featured some of the best modern day cop cars in this blog but it is also part of our responsibility as police car fans to look into the past. So we compiled a list of some of the best police cars in the past few decades. They might not be as fast nor as good looking as the ones that we have now but they were the best police cars during their prime. Here are the best police cars of old:

    1992 Ford Mustang

    It is quite simple to document former police cars especially the high profile ones like the Mustangs tagged as Special Service Package. A lot of these cars are well maintained or easily restored just like the ’92 Ford Mustang above. It’s time of chasing the bad guys may have been over but the blue car still looks ready for it.

    The Mustang makes use of a 5.0L V8 engine that gives out 225 horsepower linked to a 4-speed automatic gearbox.

    This exact car was on the auction block and is said to be a former service of the Michigan State Police and described as a special package and high performance car used as pursuit vehicle during its hey days. This particular vehicle though was well handled and was designated for traffic control so it was not not used during wet and winter seasons.

    1984 Ford LTD

    The 1984 Ford LTD we may say shared an awkward year as the Fox and Panther bodied LTD shared the showrooms during the early 80s. What we have here is the Fox LTD with the police trim. This was later joined by the Panther platform in the for of the Ford LTD Crown Victoria. Looking at it, these were the days when the Mustangs and the Fox variants were inexpensive for the police force.

    This particular police car was recently on the collector’s block with the V8 5.0L engine by Mustang and improved suspension adopted from the LTD LX.

    1962 Plymouth Belvedere

    The Plymout Belvedere above is also on sale online and once served as a service car of the state troopers. It has a generic look for a police cruiser without any identification marks to say what it state in the US it served.

    It goes as a black and white police car with excellent chrome highlights. The interior is in pristine condition plus the V8 is still original and V8 strong.

  • 02Feb

    If ever you have a heavy foot on the gas pedal, be careful when you are on the roads of West Midlands in the United Kingdom. Unless you are driving a supercar better than the 2011 Evora from Lotus, you cannot surely outrun the higway patrols. If you are on the daring side and opt for a chase, be ready to receive a traffic violation ticket plus multiple charges.

    Surely, the Lotus Evora police car will not stay long in your mirrors cause at 280 horsepower, it can easily outpace whatever you are driving. The supercool Lotus police vehicle was donated by the car manufacturer to the UK police force during the Autosport international auto show. The speed monster police cars will patrol the 450-mile stretch of highway in the West Midlands plus major thoroughfares like the M2, M5, and M6 motorways.

    When you look at the 2011 Evora police car, the looks have not been changed much except for the obvious police livery, lights, and badges. Lotus did not release details about the interiors of the police car but we are pretty sure it comes fully equipped with law enforcement must haves like radar guns, computer, holsters, and of course coffee cup holders.

    The Evora will be the fastest law enforcement car in the UK with its monstrous 280 horsepower coming from its V6 3.5L engine. It can blast from 0 to 60 in a matter of 5 seconds. It can hit a top speed of 168 mph. The Lotus Evora has a tag price of around $80,000.

  • 22Jun
    Categories: Police Cars Comments: 0

    The town of Herndon in Virginia gets from Volkswagen America two Passats to beef up the tools of the local authorities. The vehicles were turned over to the mayor of Herndon during a special ceremony held at the Depot Main Stage.

    It has been a tradition for carmakers to give to the local police vehicles which they can use where they have factories, and Volkswagen is one of those car manufacturers which follow this practice. Volkswagen moved from Michigan to Virginia and the police benefited with a Passat wagon and a modified sedan.

    The 2.0L TSI inline four was tweaked so it can live up to its role. Its output was raised from 200 horsepower to 250 hp and its torque from 207 pound-feet to 299 lb-ft.

    The police cars also get a the bigger brakes used for the V6 3.6L versions and also 18-inch rims hugged by performance tires from Pirelli.

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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!

  • 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

    More Audi stuff at Audi Talk.

  • 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.

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    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.