If you are going to crash a Police car...

#1
make sure it isn't the departments Lamborghini ( Link it was the departments pride and joy.

Wouldn't want to filling out the FMT3 for that one.
 
#4
Essex Police don't do too bad with the Evo X
 

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#6
My mistake :blush: that one is but this one isn't
 
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re-stilly said:
make sure it isn't the departments Lamborghini ( Link it was the departments pride and joy.

Wouldn't want to filling out the FMT3 for that one.
well we do not do too badly either really.......

edited once for being a technobif!
 

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#9
Bugger....misfire
 
#10
There was a spate a few years ago where a number of drug dealers cars were treated to the battenburg paint job after being seized. Not sure if that is still the case though.
 
#11
King_Chimp said:
re-stilly said:
make sure it isn't the departments Lamborghini ( Link it was the departments pride and joy.

Wouldn't want to filling out the FMT3 for that one.
well we do not do too badly either really.......
OK so we've got three of them, not sure you had to show us the whole fleet though :wink:
 
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duckula said:
King_Chimp said:
re-stilly said:
make sure it isn't the departments Lamborghini ( Link it was the departments pride and joy.

Wouldn't want to filling out the FMT3 for that one.
well we do not do too badly either really.......
OK so we've got three of them, not sure you had to show us the whole fleet though :wink:
Sorry...your right...forgot the Chief Constables car!! :roll:
 

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re-stilly said:
There was a spate a few years ago where a number of drug dealers cars were treated to the battenburg paint job after being seized. Not sure if that is still the case though.
At one time this was common...

...until the plod realised that to keep a Ferrari on the road cost about 8-12,000 quid a year more than a standard car, was not reliable and had huge fuel bills as well (servicing is rather expensive and a copper with an eager right foot = new clutch every 15,000km = 8-10,000 Euros).

Most you see nowadays are for PR purposes: both for the police and the car manufacturer. From personal experience of being hunted down on the autobahn, there is no point in having a super fast car: you cannot outrun a radio, and the cars forming a rolling road-block don't need to be super fast. It is also exceptionally difficult (impossible) to sustain extreme high speeds on a normal road during daylight. On the 2006 Gumball I was caught twice: first was not by the BMW M5 police car that I went past at 2 in the morning (at just under 180mph), but by the 3 Audi A6 diesels 15km further down the road who had been informed that I would be there in a couple of minutes (they were actually very nice about it and after 30 minutes allowed me to proceed).

One of the very few exceptions to the problems about using 'supercars' as police motors are Porsche 911 (and probably Panameras in due course) thanks to having small engines (3.something litres as opposed to 5 or 6 litre Italian and American jobs) combined with practicality (4 seats) as well as one of the most important factors: reliability. They still are not that cheap to service though...
 
#15
Surely theres a psychological factor about the visible appearance of Police cars though?

Doesn't something like an Evo, Monaro or US muscle car have a more dramatic effect on potential lawbreakers than a 1.4ltr Astra diesel?
 
#17
vvaannmmaann said:
Illegal number plate,surely?
Why's that? Do you mean because it's not centrally mounted? They don't need to be... see any Alfa 156 as an example. Or the back of any van with double doors, I thought being a vvaannmmaann you'd know this!
 
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Mugatu2 said:
vvaannmmaann said:
Illegal number plate,surely?
Why's that? Do you mean because it's not centrally mounted? They don't need to be... see any Alfa 156 as an example. Or the back of any van with double doors, I thought being a vvaannmmaann you'd know this!
I believe he means the angle it is at, not its off centre positioning...
The Road Vehicles (Display of registration marks) Regulations 2001

This paragraph requires each plate to be fixed—
(a) in a vertical position or, where that is not possible, in a position as close to the vertical
as is reasonably practicable, and
in such a position that in normal daylight the characters of the registration mark are
easily distinguishable, in the case of a plate fixed on the front of the vehicle, from in
front of the vehicle
and, in the case of a plate fixed on the rear of the vehicle or trailer,
from behind the vehicle or trailer.
 
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theoriginalphantom said:
Mugatu2 said:
vvaannmmaann said:
Illegal number plate,surely?
Why's that? Do you mean because it's not centrally mounted? They don't need to be... see any Alfa 156 as an example. Or the back of any van with double doors, I thought being a vvaannmmaann you'd know this!
I believe he means the angle it is at, not its off centre positioning...
The Road Vehicles (Display of registration marks) Regulations 2001

This paragraph requires each plate to be fixed—
(a) in a vertical position or, where that is not possible, in a position as close to the vertical
as is reasonably practicable, and
in such a position that in normal daylight the characters of the registration mark are
easily distinguishable, in the case of a plate fixed on the front of the vehicle, from in
front of the vehicle
and, in the case of a plate fixed on the rear of the vehicle or trailer,
from behind the vehicle or trailer.
You guys are aware that the picture is of a toy????
 
#20
I screwed up and it is a toy but the one in the post below isn't and it does look a bit offset
 

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