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After the FBI crashed an ultra rare Ferrari and we learned that the EPA had a Superbird, what other great cars could we expect from today's government agencies? Well, not much at the moment, but they still have some amazing machinery they can use when they get their gas money back.


10.) U.S. Park Ranger Chargers

The Ten Coolest Government VehiclesS

While this is a Charger, Jagvar points out they have Wranglers too!

Amid all the usual Durangos and Rams, a few U.S. Park Rangers luck out and get Wranglers.

moonyock adds Ford power:

Our local Fish and Wildlife office got a Raptor too.

Suggested By: Jagvar, Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons


9.) Secret Service's "The Beast"

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Ok, so the Beast is not really their ride but Obama's, and it's not without its flaws. Still, I'm pretty sure they can get whatever they need.

UncleWalty points at some highly modified SUVs...

Suggested By: UncleWalty, Photo Credit: That Hartford Guy


8.) U.S. Marines Kawasaki KLR650

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How about some down to the basics coolness, asks tbp0701:

The US Marines have Kawasaki KLR650 dual sports that run on diesel. The NY Times has more.

Suggested By: tbp0701, Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons


7.) Homeland Security ICE Special Response Team Armored Trucks

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ICE might be able to seize anything they want, but their Special Response Team can drive through anything they want with these insane armored vehicles.

Suggested By: thedriver, Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons


6.) NASA's Crawler Transporter

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Need transportation for you Space Shuttle? The great news is that you can buy this baby.

Suggested By: My X-type is too a real Jaguar, Photo Credit: My X-type is too a real Jaguar's dad


5.) The U.S. Army's HEMTT

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While European military machinery is impressive, taking down the HEMTT would take a hell of a fight.

Suggested By: Stig-a-saw-us wrecks, Photo Credit: 401st_AFSB


4.) US Customs and Border Control Ford Raptor

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Aw yeah, Border Patrol has Ford Raptors. This makes a lot of sense, since the desert down there is pretty much the Raptor's natural habitat.

Suggested By: cazzyodo, Photo Credit: Mesa0789


3.) The National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Wagon

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Max Finkel knows why they have the classiest ride of them all:

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Virginia has some Checker Marathon wagons powered by Olds Diesels in order to reduce radio pollution that would disturb their research. Pretty badass, if you ask me.

Suggested By: Max Finkel, Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons


2.) U.S. Navy Chenowths

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It's Mad Max all over again.

Suggested By: Combo1234, Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons


1.) U.S. Air Force's UT Pontiac G8s

The Ten Coolest Government VehiclesS

Yes, they need a chase vehicle on the ground to guide down those Lockheed U-2s. So they use Pontiac G8s. It's a landing strip and a 6.0 V8. NASA is using Chargers for the same task.

Suggested By: LyleLanley, Photo Credit: Air Combat Command

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