To Protect and Swerve: the World’s 10 Fastest Police Cars

Source: Facebook/Dubai Police Super Cars

Source: Facebook/Dubai Police Super Cars

Here in America, we’re well-aware that police departments are constantly upgrading their hardware, getting the newest, biggest and baddest technology available. It’s not terribly uncommon to see local and state authorities putting powerful muscle cars to use patrolling the highways, like Ford Mustangs or even the occasional Chevy Corvette.

But while most police departments in the U.S. stick to models like the Ford Explorer, Chevy Tahoe, and Dodge Charger for most tasks,  some departments around the world look to be gearing up for a street race rather than fighting crime. In certain places around the world – like Dubai for example – money has completely changed the cultural landscape. With supercars a fixture on seemingly every street, speed limits suddenly begin to feel like suggestions, and bad ones at that. As a result, police departments have stacked their arsenal to combat it.

But we could devote an entire list to Dubai’s insane motor pool (matter of fact, we already have), so for this list, we’re taking a trip to find the ten fastest police cars around the world. Some are used as actual patrol vehicles, others merely for show, but one thing is for sure: these departments aren’t cutting any corners in their battle to keep dangerous driving at bay. Read on to see the world’s ten fastest police cars.

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