When it comes to police cars, Dubai is by far the city with the coolest fleet of paddy wagons. The local police department is packed with vehicles such as the Aston Martin One-77, Brabus G63 AMG, Lamborghini Aventador and the Ferrari FF. Definitely not a city in which you would want to break the law or attempt to evade the boys in blue. But Dubai isn’t the only municipality patrolled by sports cars or insanely-fast sedans. Italy has a police-spec Lambo Huracan, and the Brits use a Lotus Evora S and a McLaren 12C.

Australia, who has its own cool police cruiser in the Holden Commodore-based HSV GTS, has just received a brand-new toy in the form of a Porsche 911 Carrera. Provided by the company’s Australian arm as part of a partnership with the New South Wales Police Force, the German sports car won’t be used for highway duties, as its performance numbers might indicate. Instead, it will be used to raise awareness among younger drivers and as a show car during various events. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s a shame this gorgeous sports car won’t get some proper highway action.

Click past the jump to read more about the Porsche 911 Carrera NSW Police Car.

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Porsche 911 Carrera NSW Police Car in detail

2014 Porsche 911 Carrera NSW Police Car High Resolution Exterior
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2014 Porsche 911 Carrera NSW Police Car High Resolution Exterior
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Like most NSW police cars, the Porsche 911 Carrera is finished in a white-and-blue livery with a checkered pattern, as well as the obligatory graphics. However, half of the car is wrapped in bright shade of blue, making it more spectacular to look at than the rest of NSW’s vehicle fleet. Other than that and the blue-and-red police bar on the roof, the coupe is essentially a stock 911 Carrera.

The same applies to the 3.4-liter, flat-six engine, which sends a bone-stock 350 horsepower and 288 pound-feet of torque to the wheels. It might not be as fast as a Turbo S, but the Carrera is good for 0-to-60-mph sprint of 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 179 mph. That should be more than enough to put on a good show for National Police Day.

Porsche 911 Carrera

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The seventh-generation 911, commonly known as the 991, was unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and went on sale in the United States for the 2012 model year. As with previous generations of the 911, the 991 too comes in a wide range of models, including Carreras and Turbos in both coupe and convertible guises. A track-spec GT3 was introduced as well, with a Targa iteration joining the ranks for the ranks in 2014.

Three different engines are available as of 2014. A naturally aspirated, 3.4-liter flat-six pumps 350 ponies into the entry-level Carrera, while Carrera S and GTS are motivated by all-motor, 3.8-liter units rated at 400 and 430 ponies, respectively. Same goes for the GT3, which is the most powerful of the naturally aspirated pack at 475 horses. As for the Turbo and Turbo S, both come with turbocharged 3.8-liter six-bangers that crank out 520 and 560 ponies, respectively.

Pricing for the 2015 Porsche 911 starts from $84,300 for the base model and from $151,100 for the Turbos. For a GT3, customers need to fork at least $130,400.

Source: PerformanceDrive

Ciprian Florea
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Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read More
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