Ever since automobiles first entered the mass market, law enforcement officials have needed the fastest, most dependable, and most durable cars available. Through the years, a number of them have stood out as top-of-the-line cars, mostly for their speed and safety features that protect officers in the line of duty. There are even a few police forces that received some of the fastest and most powerful cars ever built—the ideal vehicles for high-speed pursuit. Let’s take a look at 25 of the best cop cars in history.
25. Jaguar XF Police Special
The Jaguar XF Police Special has the distinction of being the first XF the UK police force used. The car is powered by a 3.0-liter diesel engine that delivers 271 horsepower and puts out 443 pound-feet of torque while averaging 35-40 mpg. Its parallel sequential twin turbochargers and great throttle response allow the driver to go from 0–60 mph in just under six seconds, yet has low CO2 emissions. As a patrol car, it is fast, safe, handles well, and holds its own in high-speed chases.
In addition to all this, it features complete comfort. The XF is outfitted with 3,600 flashing blue lights in a roof-mounted light bar, side-mounted blue flashing LEDs, and white and blue flashing LEDs on the front grille, while red and blue LED flashers are incorporated into the rear light clusters. A custom computerized unit holds a complete array of police equipment. This is a real interceptor with tech, style, and power.