The German Polizei have a new toy. This tuned Ford Mustang V8 GT. You are unlikely to get pulled over by it, though. Instead, it has been built to promote the Polizei’s TUNE IT! campaign. Local Ford tuning specialist Wolf Racing was engaged to put the Mustang together. Dubbed “Wolf Wide 5.0”, it rolls on specially developed, 20inch wheels wrapped in Hankook tires, height adjustable coilover suspension, a full bodykit comprising front and rear aprons, rear diffuser, side panels and a huge rear wing and a sports exhaust.
Power from the 5.0lt, V8 motor has been bumped up too, from 421horsepower (310 kilowatts) to 455hp (335 kW). That’s enough to drop the 0 to 62miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) time down to 4.3sec. Top speed is 166 mph (268 km/h).
Of course, it wears the full Polizei livery, and has a full complement of blue lights and sirens by Hella. In addition, the side windows are covered in Securlux safety foil, which prevents them shattering. A number of government and industry bodies, parts manufacturers and the Essen Motor Show, where the Mustang was unveiled support the initiative.
A new, Polizei-spec tuner car is built every year to promote the campaign. In previous years they have included a C7 Corvette, an AC Schnitzer BMW 4 Series, a Brabus Mercedes A-Class, an Abt Audi R8, and even an electric Mini. The Mustang will spend the next 12months touring car shows and other event, raising awareness for the campaign.
It seems to be a growing trend that automakers tease police forces with awesome cars that they can never actually have. Like this Renault R.S.01. And this Ford Focus RS. At least the Italian Policia get to use their Lamborghini Huracan on patrol.
Original published at "motor1" website.