Plastered in blue chequers, high-vis and sporting a light bar, the white Porsche Panamera able to achieve a top speed of 259km/h has been provided to the NSW Police by Porsche Cars Australia to assist with community engagement and police promotional events.
The free Panamera loan car is part of Porsche's corporate social responsibility program and is the first time Porsche Cars Australia has made any of its vehicles available to law enforcement.
With the intention being to create curiosity and draw people towards the car giving police the opportunity to engage with them on local issues, the 220kW/400Nm $201,400 Porsche Panamera will not be used for chases.
Porsche Cars Australia managing director, Michael Winkler said, “This is the first time we’ve made available a Porsche to any police force in Australia and the curiosity factor alone of a Panamera in police decals should help the NSW Police achieve awareness and engage people in its community programs”.
An initial six-month loan, the fully marked Panamera’s duty could be extended by a further six months should the NSW Police see a strong benefit – or just get used to driving a Porsche over a Holden or Ford.
The Police Porsche will be the responsibility of the Harbourside Local area Command Crime Management Unit in Sydney’s north, so keep a look out.