Ever wonder about cop cars in faraway lands? Ever think about the police cars flashing lights and sirens on international streets? This list of police cars from all over the globe is for you, then. Take a global tour of the vehicles used by police forces here and abroad, each one matched to the country where it patrols the roads. Then vote up the coolest ones so we can settle once and for all just which countries have the slickest cop cars.
There's always been something a little cool about police cars, even the ones that aren't speed missiles. It doesn't take a 300 mph top speed to issue parking tickets, yet cop cars are usually stripped-down mean machines. Plenty of muscle cars and sports cars have worn the badge over the years.
But which is actually the coolest police cruiser? Is it a Bugatti that screams around Dubai, an armored personnel carrier in Colombia, or a futuristic bubble-car from China? It could even be a Beetle or a Smart Car, if that's what you think makes for a sweet cop car.Sure, plenty of the world's most awesome police cars are basically publicity machines. Some of these are parade cars, but it's fun to imagine them in high-speed pursuits, matching velocities with bank robbers and drug smugglers. Don't get hung up on what police departments actually use these for, just imagine which police vehicle you'd most like to drive if you were a cop. Vote up the coolest cruisers so that we can crown one country the king of cop cars!
United States: Dodge Charger Pursuit Special
You've probably already seen more than a few Charger cop cars; this latest version is everything its badass predecessors were and more. Remember these headlights, because they're going to be showing up in rear-views across America for a while.
United States: MRAP
In a not-at-all Orwellian display of police militarization, the National Defense Authorization Act has sent hundreds of these 30-ton armored battle wagons to police around the nation. Departments pay a paltry $2,000 for vehicles taxpayers originally bought for $700,000 each.
United States: Lamborghini Gallardo
The Italians aren't the only ones with access to raging bulls. This Gallardo primarily does PR duty for the LAPD, but it's been known to send speeders home with tickets (and selfies) before.
Colombia: INKAS Unique Armored Personnel Carrier
Built by Central American company INKAS (Get it? "Incas?"), this full-on military style APC will be trolling the trouble streets of Central and South America soon. It probably won't surprise you to learn that the first four are scheduled for delivery to Colombia - where there's a decent chance they'll be stolen and used to transport mountains of cocaine.