Yup, vast majority of the leathermen still drive SS's around here, but this 1 Turbo is definately a new arrival. I was just under the impression that the HWP decided on the XR8 instead of the Turbo, hence my asking.
Cos it's a pig on petrol. The main factor going against the SS was the 18" wheels - cops replace their tyres every 10,000kms (or is it 5?), so when youve gotta pay for 18" tyres that often it soon racks up - and we get the bill for it!
Compaired to what Steffo ? If your on that logic then the SS Commodore should have been the only choice for a long time. The reason many of the AU HWPs were pulled from service was their poor resale value and diff/braking reliablity when "cop driven"
Yes the police are using XR6Ts, prefered area of operations are the suburbs - there are at least 2 in my LAC, a couple of Xr8s and 3 SS'es. Oh yeah, they use Magnas as well - some are now marked. That spoiled your quickest car theories !
Don't know about NSW, but here in vic it seems that every 2nd cop car i'm seeing is a BA XR6 I remember reading somewhere that vic were very happy with the XR6s. They got the base T model and just optioned on the premium brakes
FORD FALCON ED XR6
Polynesian Green with 5spd, Car Sound by Pioneer, everything else stock.
Coming Soon - Respray, Exhaust/Extractors and RUST REPAIR!
XR8 is faster then XR6 Turbo. If it were up to me, every police car would be an FPV GT and HSV GTS. Or modded XR6 Turbo's or something. What's the point in High Speed Pursuit cars if you can't catch high speed criminals? (I've heard cop stories of not being able to catch WRX's in their Bombadore SS's.)
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