Kia Stinger GTs To Patrol and Pursue on the Roads of Queensland
The cops in Queensland, Australia have had their jobs made easier with the addition of the Kia Stinger GT. The five-door fastback saloon will be used by officers to patrol the streets and it has a formidable V6 twin turbo which produces 365bhp!
Production of homegrown saloons, such as the powerful Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore, has ceased. The Stinger is the first foreign-made police car to join the Queensland Road Policing Command, while other states rely on a mix of Chrysler and BMW vehicles.
“This level of public exposure and endorsement from a high profile government utility is something which wouldn’t have been on the radar just a few years ago,” said Kia Australia’s COO, Damien Meredith. “It is just a beginning, but a very important one for us.”
A combination of great power, versatility and handling makes it an ideal vehicle for law enforcement agencies.
“The Stinger performed very well in all areas and we had nothing but top reports from all the field officers. The result is a road policing first for us, the first foreign car to perform these duties,” said Queenland Police’s Mike Keating.
The Queensland Police Service has initially bought 50, but up to 150 could be put into service in the long run. Lawbreakers don’t stand a chance as this rearwheel drive can hit 62mph in 4.7 seconds.
You wouldn’t want to see this in your rearview mirror.