Today’s police cars are becoming moving fortresses on wheels. Many are big, tough-looking Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) with push bars in the front and all kinds of high-tech equipment inside. Although modern police cruisers are undoubtedly efficient, powerful, and fast, they lack the cool factor of several classic law enforcement vehicles.
So we took a look back at 25 of the most iconic classic police cars from around the world. You could say these are the coolest cruisers ever made. Not all of them are fast or powerful, but every car on this list is fantastic in its own right. Check them out right here:
Citroen SM Gendarmerie
One of the coolest looking, most exclusive Citroen cars was the gorgeous SM, which they introduced in 1970. This elegant coupe had some interesting features. And when Citroen presented it, the SM made the competition look and feel outdated and old. The aesthetics were clearly French with a hydro-pneumatic self-leveling suspension and front-wheel drive.
But instead of an underpowered four-cylinder engine, it had a 2.7-liter V6 Maserati developed. And it provided enough power for a lively performance. The Gendarmerie chose this car because it could cruise at high speeds necessary for catching criminals on the highways of France.