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While American law enforcement agencies use D.A.R.E. cars like the ridiculous BUSTang for parade duty and public relations, their European counterparts redefine the entire concept of one-upmanship with their special vehicles. In Italy, there's the full-dress Lamborghini Gallardo, while Germany has a TechArt-prepared Porsche 911 Carrera S (photos of both after the jump).

Now you can add the Netherlands to that list, as Dutch supercar manufacturer Spyker created a C8 Spyder with all the proper markings and even a light bar for the Flevoland police. You can check out the story and look at a full photo gallery over at AutoWeek.nl. (You can use this to translate it.)

Thanks to Miki for the tip!

(More police exotica after the jump)

[Source: AutoWeek.nl]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Lotus just donated an Exige to the police in Sydney, Australia:


      Not sure how long it will last. Years ago they were donated Subaru WRX and Volvo V70 T5 cars and both were crashed and destroyed within weeks.
      warren m
      • 8 Years Ago
      Spyker's are sweet. The UK police make do with EVO's and Subaru Impreza's to catch the pieces of crap car thieves.
      • 8 Years Ago
      You gotta love the helmet in photo #2 on the autoweek.nl page linked. LOL.

      Anyhow. I'd love to go for a ride in that car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      As far as usability goes, the Charger police cars are pretty sweet. Too bad they usually have the V6. That Gallardo is quite nice, however.
      • 8 Years Ago
      In fairness, Green Lotus Elise, the Vettes you see in KY are probably real, bona-fide pursuit cars, whereas the Spyker (and the Lambo and Porsche) are show ponies. That's why I compared them to the D.A.R.E. cars and not real "working" cruisers.
      • 8 Years Ago
      there´s nothing like being chased by a Pathfinder running on kerosene....
      • 8 Years Ago
      "1. well... in sweden we have volvos and saabs :P"

      Don't forget Koenigsegg, that would be a damn fun police car!

      The "best" I've seen around Kentucky are a few Corvette police cars, which needless to say is kinda sad while looking at the photos above.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "It was presented on "Police Day" as an item to spike interest and draw crowds..." -Js

      Dont you mean "spyke interest"?

      Alright, i'm done.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Negative, both the Lambo AND the Porsche are used regularly. The Porsche to catch super car speeders on the Autobahn and the Lambo to do the same on the Autostrada...
      • 8 Years Ago
      They need to put that Gallardo in the next Need For Speed.

      Man I miss those old NFS games with the Lambo and 'vette cop cars. Stupid ricer-tuner games.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Is this just a one time promotional thing that Spyker put together or does that police department actually own it? If they actually bought it sounds like a great way to waste the tax dollars.
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