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  • Jun 1st 2012 at 7:29PM
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Policing the streets of Monte Carlo and the outlaying Monegasque countryside (little of it though there is) presents a unique set of challenges. Contrary to popular perception, there is an enforced speed limit in the Mediterranean principality. Enforcing it, however, is another issue, because Monaco has a higher concentration of supercars than 99-percent of the countries on the globe. So while they may get away with patrolling in puny Citroën diesels just across the border in France, the gendarmerie in Monaco needs something a little faster.

Solution: the KTM X-Bow. And not just any X-Bow – the X-Bow R, which tuner MTM has fortified to the tune of 400 horsepower. Considering the vehicle's 1,700-pound curb weight, that's enough juice to give this patrol vehicle a power-to-weight ratio capable of embarrassing most supercars. Of course, the KTM wouldn't be of much use in the rain, but considering the Austrian plates on this car, we get the distinct feeling that the officials haven't actually acquired any of these just yet – as much as KTM and MTM might like to sell them a few. Check it out in the video clip below.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      Most boring pointless video ever
      • 3 Years Ago
      I actually don't care for the sound or the way he is driving on public roads with pedestrians. I have drove all the same roads he is on in this video and unless the course is closed for the race this is too fast for these roads.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Crappy video - Check. Unsafe and stupid driving - Check. Stupid looking car - Check. What is this Jalopnik?
      • 3 Years Ago
      "So while they may get away with patrolling in puny Citro├źn diesels just across the border in France, the gendarmerie in Monaco needs something a little faster." Actually, no. Outside of the movies, high speed pursuits are incredibly dangerous for everyone involved, and anyone unlucky enough to be nearby. What they need are radios, spike strips or immobilizers, and laws which allow the confiscation of vehicles involved in illegal racing. Even a Saudi princeling will think twice about flogging his supercar around if he stands to lose it to the auction block or crusher.
      Jason Ross
      • 3 Years Ago
      From the looks of those streets backed up with traffic, they could patrol on foot with a radio and be just as effective.
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