Police cars are getting ridiculous.
When we cruised from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in a LaFerrari, a trio of local cop cars made sure we arrived safely and in consummate style. That’s because the Arabian fuzz drive Ferraris and Lambos. While we’d be happy to be pulled over by a cop supercar, this Rolls-Royce Ghost wearing British police livery would be equally appealing. Based on a Ghost Black Badge, the car was apparently donated to the Sussex police department on a temporary basis and was unveiled at the Chichester Police Station Open Day on Saturday.
For the record, that’s in the vicinity of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where spectators often arrive in something suitably powerful and where Rolls-Royce builds its cars. Next year, perhaps the local police should be gifted the Rolls-Royce to keep them in order? Just an idea. Finished in Andalusian White with a carbon-trimmed black and tan leather interior, the Ghost Black Badge came wearing emergency lights for added drama and authenticity. The car was used as part of a fundraising event for the Chestnut Tree House, a local hospice that cares for children and young adults.
The Ghost Black Badge utilizes a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 upgraded to deliver 603 horsepower and 620 lb-ft of torque, enabling the full-size luxury sedan to sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds. Talking at the event, Rolls-Royce Global Communications Manager Andrew Ball said: "As a proud member of the local community, Rolls-Royce recognizes the importance of the emergency services, including the police. We were particularly pleased to see a number of our employees visiting the event with their families, and sharing their pride in the motor car they built.”