Fastest U.S. Police Cars Revealed, Will Take You to Jail in No Time

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Planning to hit a bank? Just bought a powerful sports car and you're curious to see how fast it goes on public roads? Got a cramp in your right foot pushing it down just as you went by a Police car?
Well, this article won't give you any solutions to these problems, but it will at least tell you whether you have a fighting chance. We'll tell you which is the fastest Police vehicle in the US, the quickest to accelerate and the quickest to stop, as well as the times needed to beat them.

We're kidding, of course. The police officers should be regarded as friends, even though you might find that rather difficult at times. Besides, even if you are driving a Bugatti Chiron, there's no real point in trying to run away unless you're headed to the Mexican border.

Be that as it may, we bet you're still curious to find out which of the various police cruisers used throughout the country is the fastest, and exactly how fast is it? The Michigan State Police took matters into its own hands and organized a huge test with all the current offerings from Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors, USA Today reports.

If you fall into any of the categories listed in the top paragraph, you'll be happy to know there isn't one car that shines in all categories. Each had its clear winner, and for the one we all care about the most - acceleration - it was Ford's Police Interceptor. The modified Taurus with a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine reached 60 mph (97 km/h) in 5.7 seconds. Second came the Dodge Charger with its 5.7-liter engine delivering a 6.05 seconds acceleration time, 0.06 quicker than the Chevrolet Caprice.

In the outright maximum speed test, the table was reversed with the Caprice coming out on top. It registered a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h), compared to the 150 mph (241 km/h) of the Charger and Taurus. And to make matters even more confusing, it was the Charger who won the stopping distance competition needing 123.2 feet for a complete halt from 60 mph.

In the end, it doesn't look as if the results matter that much since the best-selling police vehicle isn't a sedan, anyway, but an SUV. It's the Ford Explorer which can accelerate to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds and tops out at 130 mph (210 km/h). So we do end this on a positive note after all.
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"Boy meets car, boy loves car, boy gets journalism degree and starts job writing and editing at a car magazine" - 5/5. (Vlad Mitrache if he was a movie)
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