We’ve all seen and heard from Tune It! Safe! over the years for their rather ambitious projects in turning just about every car - exotic or otherwise - they get their hands on into something dressed in police livery. Or in their case, "Polizia".

So it really wasn’t all that surprising to see these guys at the Essen Motor Show proudly displaying their latest work, one that involves an ABT Sportsline-tuned Audi R8 GTR that has been dressed with - what else? - police regalia.

Taking the police livery - which, by the way, was done by Foliatec - out of the equation, this R8 GTR does come with plenty of enhancements on its own, including an extensive carbon fiber body kit, an "RTK-7" police lights from Hella, a sports-tuned suspension system, a new set of 19" wheels wrapped in Hankook tires with carbon ceramic brakes, Recaro seats, and a fully-prepped rollbar.

Since Tune It! Safe! went and used an ABT R8 GTR - one of the 25 available units, we suppose - it goes without saying that the police-dressed supercar comes packed with plenty of performance upgrades, one that ended up bumping the 5.2-liter V10 engine’s output all the way up to a mouth-watering 620 horsepower and 406 lb/ft of torque. These numbers translate to a 0-62 mph time of just 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 202 mph.

Quirkiness aside, we actually dig what these guys did with the ABT R8 GTR. And if we were running away from the cops, this is one police car that we wouldn’t want too see in our rear-view mirrors.

If it was an actual one, that is.

  • 2012 ABT Audi R8 GT "Tune it! Safe!"
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  (503) posted on 04.30.2012

Even the police can also have a stylish car! Moreover, it isn’t just fashionable; it’s equipped with security features too.

  (580) posted on 02.3.2012

Wow, even the police car has the angst to be in the trend. As the cars evolved, these police cars follow the flows. They also have the need for speed most especially upon chasing the people committed in crimes. 

  (399) posted on 01.9.2012

What a police car! If a were a cop, I will sure own this car, and those bad doers will end their habits. smiley Wow!! I am really amazed on its wheels. Very stunning and really fits the design of the car.

  (474) posted on 11.27.2011

It’s a police vehicle, right? Well, it looks so cool and exotic with its abstract design, which is very noticeable with it and its V10 engine is absolutely great with it. However, I wonder if what are the other nice features of it?

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