The world’s coolest police cars
The Czech Republic is the home of Skoda so it's fitting that the country uses its cars in police roles.
Ford Cortina Lotus Mk2 (Britain):
The Cortina Lotus Mk2 is still a very lovely (and swift) thing with its 1.6-liter twin-cam Lotus engine.Some police forces used the original Lotus Cortina.
Mercedes-Benz SLK (Bulgaria):
The SLK was a stylish and wildly popular cars at launch, but we can’t quite see why an SLK200 would find much to appeal to a police force.
Ferrari 458 Italia (Czech Republic):
Like many police forces, those in the Czech Republic regularly confiscate smart cars bought by crooks with ill-gotten gains.
Porsche 911 (964) (Netherlands):
A Porsche. Check. A 911. Check. A cabriolet. Check check. Yup, this Dutch police car is a cracker.
Ford Escort RS Cosworth (Britain):
This one was run by Northumbria Police in northern England. A total of 7154 Escort Cosworths were built between 1992 and 1996 and survivors are increasingly valuable.
Audi R8 (Portugal):
This car was first owned by Argentinian soccer star Ángel Di Maria. It seems a later owner was a suspected drug dealer.
Renault Megane RS (France):
Not simply a PR stunt, the Gendarmerie’s Renault Megane RS is a common sight on French highways.
Porsche 911 Targa (Austria):
The first Porsche-badged cars were made in Austria, so it's perhaps fitting that the country's gendarmerie used the 911.
Dodge Viper (USA):
When the driver of this 2000 Dodge Viper tried to evade the police in Plainfield, Illinois, by driving at 127mph in a 35mph zone, he failed.