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Mr.Tweak
11-18-2002, 07:18 AM
We just had a new Australian Police Highway Patrol commodore outside of our place doing breath checks. Thought I'd go and take some photos for the people who had not yet seen the beasty looking machines and to give international peoples a look at our cop cars...

Mr.Tweak
11-18-2002, 07:22 AM
Front on...

Mr.Tweak
11-18-2002, 07:26 AM
Side on...

Paul Moredock
11-18-2002, 09:26 AM
So where did they stow the machine guns and rocket launchers?

lars
11-18-2002, 10:00 AM
Do you have the bright yellow monaros as well? The cops in melbourne have a few of them on lease from holden. *******s....

(don;t have a pic unfortunately)

Paul Moredock
11-18-2002, 10:11 AM
No, I don't think so... What is a 'monaro'? I assume it's some kind of really fast car.

About the only time the cops here get a good ride is when they confiscate one from drug runners.

Mr.Tweak
11-18-2002, 10:14 AM
IMO, the Holden Monaro is one of the hottest cars on the road at the moment. And no, I haven't seen any modded Monaro police cars yet.

I know the Monaro is on sale in the United States under a different name, but I'm not sure what it is. It was also intoduced into the uK as well.

Mr.Tweak
11-18-2002, 10:23 AM
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Slamo
11-18-2002, 12:01 PM
I know the Monaro is on sale in the United States under a different name, but I'm not sure what it is. It was also intoduced into the uK as well.

Pontiac GTO ;)

RoSWeLL
11-18-2002, 02:58 PM
whoa thats the brightest Cop (pig) car i've seen in Aus.

dont forget cop cars in ausare modded aswell so this would go harder than it looks :)

:bounce:

JediAgent
11-19-2002, 02:18 AM
dont forget cop cars in ausare modded aswell so this would go harder than it looks

Cop cars everywhere are modded. And in stuttgart they have Highway Patrol 540i's modded with 330Hp, and even thou that sounds less than the Monaro(GTO), think "handling" and "highspeed pursuit".... and i guess thats just another way BMW tries to get in good with the government...

Slamo
11-19-2002, 04:51 AM
dont forget cop cars in ausare modded aswell so this would go harder than it looks :)


Actually, most of them aren't. A fair percentage of cars in the city have some sort of modification but in the country they are just plain old commodores with a bit of a cosmetic uplift.

How do I know this?

The old man is a mechanic and services the cop cars in the surrounding district, apparently they are just standard engines, it's just the way the cops are trained to drive them that makes them so good. Apparently they go through a set of tires every 4000 km as well. :eek:

Olie
11-19-2002, 04:57 AM
In terms of modding, cops can order HSV spec engines for their SS's.

some of the cops over here have them.
Kid from school's dad is a cop, he has one of them. looks like a SS has a HSV V8 under the hood.

:devil:

Raven
11-19-2002, 05:09 AM
Drool. Pontiac GTO. Might be the car I save up to own LOL!

Supposed to come out as early as 2003, but more like 2004.

http://www.pontiac.com/pontiacjsp/passion/concept/main.jsp#gt

JediAgent
11-19-2002, 05:30 AM
Well, most Highway Patrol here in the states have some modification if only to help it breath better...

Moose
11-19-2002, 06:57 AM
Cop cars everywhere are modded. And in stuttgart they have Highway Patrol 540i's modded with 330Hp, and even thou that sounds less than the Monaro(GTO), think "handling" and "highspeed pursuit".... and i guess thats just another way BMW tries to get in good with the government...

Germany use a lot of BMWs and they are totaly crazy.


Remind me never to speed in germany :p

JediAgent
11-19-2002, 08:49 AM
That a moddified 3-Series, bu yeah...
Not gonna get in trouble there.

Moose
11-19-2002, 01:51 PM
That a moddified 3-Series, bu yeah...
Not gonna get in trouble there.

That be an M3 E36.

Pitty we don't have them here as cop cars :)

And the Holden Monaro is a cheap "sports" car, a Bogan mobil in my opinion :p

JediAgent
11-19-2002, 07:31 PM
You are right... Took me a minute to realize that that front end WAS an M front clip. Kinda threw me with the front end height being so high. I knew the clear lights, wheels, and side skirts were M3 material. But nice all around for a cop car.

Also, remember over there they have euro spec M3 motors pushing 263hp rather than our 240hp motors. But id still take an E30 M3 over an E36. More flashy, better handling, more power to weight, and now almost worth more... 240hp in the weight of an E36 over 228Hp in the weight of an E30, and the E30 now sells rather consistantly (if you can find them) for 15,000$US, which is about 75-85% the price of most E36 M3's, and the E30's only go up while the E36's only go down...

... i'd be a real plus if that cop car said "Dinan" on it reflecting a change in Natural Aspiration, maybe not so natural anymore, maybe a change to Forced Air Induction, maybe say a 9psi change...

lusty1981
11-24-2002, 08:21 AM
The Holden Monaro is due to go on sale in the US badged as the Pontiac GTO (albeit with cosmetic changes) next year. They also sell other holden models of the same base (mainly Statesman/Caprice) to the middle east. As all Commodores are rear wheel drive, I reckon they'd kick ass in the US.

I myself like the new AV Falcon. It is way better than the old one. 182kw out of the normal 6, 240kw out of the turbo six (thats about 320 hp). It also has a tiptronic auto, and drives really well. I reckon this would kick ass in the US as well (certainly as a replacement for the dodgy Taurus that failed miserably here)

Moose
01-30-2003, 08:15 PM
Well it looks as though Australia have some new police cars on trial.


1. HSV GTO Coupe *shudder*
http://news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,3600,233171,00.jpg

2. Saab 9-5 Aero:
http://news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,3600,233175,00.jpg

imo the Saab makes a nice neat looking police car :cool:

Valkyrie
01-30-2003, 10:58 PM
heres our fine police force at work finding crooks in a bakery


maybe they should check the car park eh

mondogenerator
01-31-2003, 05:43 PM
The Holden and the HSV GTO Coupe look like GT cars, not police cars!

Wiggo
01-31-2003, 06:01 PM
They'll use anythin' here to catch us, well they'll try anyway. :D

:beer: :beer: :beer:

dirtydog
02-01-2003, 04:52 AM
A few police cars from the USA.

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Wiggo's-sister
02-01-2003, 08:44 AM
Where do they put the arrested criminals, in the boot?

weta
03-02-2003, 05:24 AM
In the UK they take a more relaxed view of law enforcement, comfort is paramount for the modern police officer.

RP Racing
03-03-2003, 08:56 AM
Where do they put the arrested criminals, in the boot?


Generally they call for another unit. A friend of mine is a WI State Trooper and had a special Ford Mustang pursuit car. Had teh IMSA fenders (real wide fenders for BIG tires), a blown 428cid big block and all black. No marking. Lights were hidden behind the grill and windshield. Even had standard tags. Nothing short of some very $$$ Lamborghini's would outrun him.


BTW North Carolina had 2 Countach's for their state patrol. That was back in 91 or so though.