Australian Police Now Have a $300k McLaren Supercar!

How do you outrun someone in a road race? Well, you need to be able to drive. And well, too. But it also helps to have a superior machine to them. If your car’s faster than the guy you’re racing (or escaping or chasing), then there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll come out on top. So for the police, the ultimate is to have a car that can’t be outrun. But that never happens, does it?

Does it?

Well, in Australia, apparently it does. Sydney cops have just taken delivery of an awesome piece of kit – their very own supercar – a McLaren 650S…

Aussie Police

$300k’s worth of car, the 650S does 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds thanks to its huge 478kW V8 engine. Which, we’re sure you’d agree, is pretty impressive, no? It’s a little bit more impressive than our old 2003 Geo Metro, anyway.

So why are Sydney Police taking hold of such a car? Well, disappointingly (for them, not Aussie crims…) – it’s just for promotional, fund-raising reasons. They won’t actually ever get to drive them on the roads…

Aussie Police

Not totally convinced that the McLaren 650S is a total beast of a supercar? Then check this out!