The fully-marked Winter white FPV GT RSPEC, funded by the Motor Accidents Authority, will not be involved in any high-speed pursuits, instead touring the state as part of a 12-month Police road-show focusing on educating regional, rural and metro audiences on the importance of safe road practices before eventually being placed in a museum.
NSW Police force media officer Rory O'Connor told CarAdvice, the Highway Patrol GT RSPEC will make a star appearance at the V8 Supercars Sydney Telstra 500 on Nov 30 – Dec 2, 2012, as part of ‘Operation Paciullo’ – the NSW Police force’s summertime RBT operation, marking the 30th Anniversary of random breath testing.
“It is a non-operational vehicle designed to help police engage with members of the public, particularly car enthusiasts, on important road safety issues,” O'Connor said.
With the standard 335kW/570Nm supercharged 5.0-litre V8 FPV GT RSPEC costing $76,990, the Highway Patrol version, having been fitted out with its new livery, lights and tuned to 400kW thanks to an upgraded exhaust and bigger fuel injectors, is valued at over $100,000.
The Australian muscle car from Ford will join alongside NSW Police’s recent German addition of a Porsche Panamera. Perhaps an FPV RSPEC-influenced special edition Pursuit Ute will be next to get the blue and white treatment.