NSW police officers are likely to be fighting over the keys the newest member of the state’s patrol fleet – a Porsche 911 Carrera.
The 911 looks, ahem, arresting in its blue and white livery complete with sirens. A 911 Turbo S would be better suited for police chases, of course, but the Carrera is more focused on catching the eye of the community than catching criminals.
“Although the 911 might make an ideal Police response car in some people’s eyes, the true value of the sporty Carrera in police decals is that it will draw attention and curiosity with younger folk especially which is exactly what we aim to achieve,” said NSW Police Force Superintendent Alan Sicard.
Replacing a Panamera sedan as the Harbour Local Area Command’s Porsche police car, the 911’s livery scheme was inspired by entries from local and international students from various NSW universities, campuses and high schools.
The Porsche 911 Carrera has a top speed of 289km/h and can reach 100km/h from standstill in 4.8 seconds.