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.
Lexus IS-F – (UK) – 4.7 seconds; 168 mph
In 2009, a Lexus IS-F was built to help policemen in the UK tackle citizen’s speeding habits, and with a top speed of 168 miles per hour, it’s capable of keeping up with most other cars. Used in northern England by the Humberside Police, this 416 horsepower beast is mostly used as a deterrent, but is also used to run down criminals and speeders in super high-speed sports cars. The next time you find yourself resisting the urge to hit the gas in northern England, trust your instincts.