Abandon your dreams of setting a land speed record on the second longest straightaway in the world, Porsche has just bestowed Australian police in New South Wales with a 911 Carrera. Thing looks straight out of a Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit game. Or my dream journal.
Aussie cops (fun fact: colloquially called "Mr. Plod") have had a relationship with Porsche since 2012, and have used their vehicles at some "300 public relations events" over the last two-plus years.
This 911 might strike fear into the heart's of would-be speeders, but its duties will be restricted to parading and posing.
"Although the 911 might make an ideal Police response car in some people's eyes, the true value of the sporty Carrera in police decals is that it will draw attention and curiosity with younger folk especially which is exactly what we aim to achieve," said Police Superintendent Sicard, undoubtedly disappointed he won't get a chance to open it up on the Eyre Highway or the gut-twisting curves of the Blue Mountains.
Porsche is maintaining ownership of the car; the cops are just allowed to dress it up and drive it around as long as they keep it out of harm's way. At least the New South Wales police are only on the hook for "fuel and tollway costs."
The design is the result of a contest– students from local and international high schools all submitted ideas, this striking deep-blue-and-white won out.