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New contender for world’s fastest police car?

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July 5, 2007

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti in police livery

Ferrari 612 Scaglietti in police livery

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July 6, 2007 We’ve previously examined an array of high-powered police cars from all around the globe and now a new contender may have emerged - the 612 Scaglietti, Ferrari’s flagship Grand Tourer will appear in special Police livery at Salon Privé’s Private and Luxury Super Car Show which opens on Wednesday 11th July in London. Though not in actual use, the car was recently driven over 1,500 miles by Police forces across the UK to lead the UK Leg of Ferrari’s 60th Anniversary Tour and to promote road safety messages.

The Pininfarina designed 612 Scaglietti is capable of scorching performance from its 5748cc engine which takes it beyond 199mph (320kmh). This puts the car a shade ahead of the Lamborghini Gallardo Police car used actively in Italy which reaches speeds up to 309 kmh, but still behind the incredible 362 kmh Brabus Rocket shown late last year in Essen – although as one of the world’s most luxurious GTs with a price tag upwards of £170K, we don’t expect to see UK police to issue the car as standard anytime soon.

In its second year, Salon Privé is a unique high-society event where VIP-guests can admire the most beautiful luxury and sports cars in the immaculate grounds of one of the UK’s most prestigious private members club, The Hurlingham Club.

Other V8 and V12 models from the Ferrari stable taking centre stage at the show include the 4.3 litre, 490 hp Ferrari F430 and the 599 GTB Fiorano, the most powerful production car Ferrari has ever made which produces 620 hp and has a maximum speed of over 205 mph, reaching 0-62 mph in just 3.7 seconds.

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Noel McKeegan After a misspent youth at law school, Noel began to dabble in tech research, writing and things with wheels that go fast. This bus dropped him at the door of a freshly sprouted Gizmag.com in 2002. He has been Gizmag's Editor-in-Chief since 2007.   All articles by Noel McKeegan
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