UK Police Eyeing Mustang GT for Street UseJune 13th, 2016
For many years, the Texas Department of Public Safety used Mustang LX 5.0 notchback cars as patrol vehicles. These days they use big four-door cars for pursuit and patrol like the Dodge Charger. In the UK, the police are currently considering using the latest generation Ford Mustang GT as a patrol car.
The car looks very cool in that high-visibility Battenburg police livery. The vehicle in this photo is a show car, but the Mustang is being trialed by the UK police right now. Apparently, they are considering the car thanks to its affordable price, paired with a big 435 hp V8 needed for high-speed pursuits. Though they’re certainly not going to be transporting any prisoners in that back seat.
Police in the UK already use a range of other Ford cars, and adding the Mustang would be cheaper than bringing in another brand from a maintenance standpoint.