In Cannonball Run, Burt Reynolds gave the police chase a certain panache: the porn star mustache, the 400 cubic inches of Trans Am iron. Outrunning the law is a piece of cake when the sheriff is driving a wheezy Pontiac LeMans. How would Burt have fared fleeing from a 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4?
The famed Sant’Agata automaker has donated a bespoke Polizia edition of its new 5.2-liter V10supercar to Italian authorities. This siren-clad Huracán is kitted out with all variety of law enforcement tech, from real-time video logging to an automatic license plate recognition system. As far as we know, it’s the only Lamborghini that’ll do 202 mph and has a refrigerated trunk for transporting vital organs.
Fast, radical, and downright cool: here’s a rundown of our all-time favorite squad cars.
Mercedes-Benz CLS Brabus “Rocket”
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Germany’s Federal Traffic Ministry rolled out this tuned 730hp four-door to discourage speeding. That makes sense… Top speed: 227 mph
AMC Javelin 401
The Alabama Highway Patrol bought a fleet of coarse, humpbacked muscle cars in the early 1970s. Somehow, they fit the Yellowhammer smokeys perfectly. Top speed: 141 mph
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Japan always has serious law enforcement rides, but nothing beats Tochigi Prefecture’s first-generation Honda NSX. Because Ayrton Senna. Top speed: 168 mph
Daimler SP250 Dart
In the 1960s, Scotland Yard used Hemi-powered SP250s to curb the “menace” of “hooligan motorcyclists” disturbing teatime by doing top speed runs. London problems. Top speed: 130 mph
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In the affluent suburb of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, cops drive around in a 556 hp Cadillac. Don’t ask why. Top speed: 179 mph
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Dubai’s exotic police fleet has several exotics capable of doing over 200 mph. We’d say this McLaren is the pick of the litter, though. Top Speed: 214 mph
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