With the demise of the locally built Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon sedans, the Australian Police Force have been hunting for a successor to replace their V8-powered Commodore and Falcon pursuit vehicles.
Well, it seems the local boys in blue can draw some ideas from their German counterparts. On display at this year’s Essen Motor Show is a pumped up Volkswagen Golf R from the good guys. All but official, the Golf R Police Cruiser is the work of German tuning and motorsport outfit Oetingger.
Called the Golf 400R the hot hatch gets a full police livery and comes complete with flashing strobe lights, signalling system and policing equipment. The Golf R is dropped on a set of lowering springs and rolls on larger 20-inch wheels.
To standout from the standard Golf R the police version gets an aerodynamic body kit that comprises of a front lip spoiler, side skirts, rear skirts and rear spoiler.
If that’s not enough to make you think twice before running away from the blue lights, the Golf R Police car also gets an uprated turbocharged 2.0-litre engine tweaked to lift output from the standard 206kW and 380Nm to a potent 268kW and 470Nm. The added punch allows the police hot hatch to sprint from 0 to 100km/h in just 3.6 seconds, 1.5 second quicker than the factory’s time.
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