400kW FPV GT RSPEC Joins NSW Police Fleet

Malcolm Flynn | Nov 23, 2012

NSW Police has taken delivery of the most powerful highway patrol car ever to police Australian roads.

The one-off Ford Performance Vehicles GT is part of the limited run of RSPEC models, but the NSW Police version boasts 65 more kilowatts for a very pursuit-worthy 400kW.

The standard FPV GT RSPEC is already one of Australia’s fastest accelerating production cars, but the Police model’s supercharged 5.0 litre V8 uses upgraded fuel injectors and a new exhaust to liberate the new peak figure.

The GT’s badgework has also been suitably upgraded, now reading ‘BOSS 400’ compared to the regular ‘BOSS 335’ moniker.

Funded by the NSW Motor Accidents Authority, the crime-fighting RSPEC carries build-number 150 (of 350), with the number specifically chosen to commemorate the NSW Police Force’s 150th anniversary in 2012.

The unique model is fitted with the full gamut of current pursuit equipment, including police lighting, radar, and number-plate recognition technology.

This joins the RSPEC’s standard list of features, including launch control and the RSPEC-specific suspension tune and wheel/tyre package.

However, the Police RSPEC is mainly intended as a public liaison and awareness tool to be used at motorsport events across the state.

The car made its public debut at Sydney Dragway’s regular ‘Race 4 Real’ event on Wednesday night.

NSW Police’s FPV GT RSPEC will fulfill this role for the next two years, before retiring to the Justice & Police Museum in Sydney.

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  • laurie says,
    3 years ago
    Paid for within a days work on our roads laugh
  • Lightning Rod says,
    3 years ago
    I bet the fuel figures will be horrendous.sad
    • Smart us says,
      3 years ago
      r u for real???
  • Doctor says,
    3 years ago
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    I bet it doesn't make the museum but ends up at Simms.
  • Ang says,
    3 years ago
    haha this still won't be quick enough to catch my gixxer
  • jmac says,
    3 years ago
    Speed kills. dry
  • Proctor says,
    3 years ago
    What's the point? These Falcon / Commodores don't go any faster with all that power anyway, it's simply tyre frying rubbish. A 40k XR6T will at worst keep up (and beat most) with any HSV or FPV on normal roads. Why not give them cars that handle, that don't cost 100k like this thing would have. Good to see our tax money is still being used appropriately.
    • matt says,
      3 years ago
      4.67sec to 100k, as one of our local mags reckon, thats pretty damn quick! it seems you have missed the whole point of the r spec package
    • XRTman says,
      3 years ago
      Don't know why they don't use GS.
      50k for the car. Injectors and exhaust with Tune = 400rwkw
      Mybe $7k max and Nm figures would be still in the thousands.
      Mybe 5k for police gear.
      Turbo can't keep up with V8 off the line. It's the roll that turbos take a advantage on.
      • Monster FG says,
        2 years ago
        Who told you that crap, FG xe6t will be even with v8 if your cant son learn how ti drive
  • DF says,
    3 years ago
    1 like
    Pretty sure it says motor accident authority funded the vehicle not the police.... So it's not funded by ur taxes
    Great job
    • cam says,
      3 years ago
      Where does the accident authority get its money from then?
  • Jo Bloggs says,
    3 years ago
    1 like
    madWhat a waste of tax payers money. If you are going to spend the money on this car at least make it operational and not just use it for a show car. Get your act together NSW police Force and spend the money were the Police need it and will use it.

    Your faithfully

    Pissed off NSW Police officer using run down vehicles as patrol cars and this is bought for show.
    • Joe citizen says,
      2 years ago
      If you think the following is bull*** then I think due be very surprised to learn that it's the complete 100% truth....

      It's great to see that my organisation is wasting money on
      A vehicle that is not even used operationally. What a waste of money.
      How about we give police better handling cars rather than tyre shredding
      Monsters. Oh and while we're at it how about we replace our hwp vehicles more
      Often. Driving flogged out holden commodores and falcons with broken seat mounts engine mounts and ever other damn mount.
      And engines that run rougher than a diesel tractor is a joke. Most hwp cars come back on to fleet for exchange so clapped out its not funny.

      THWP command is a huge tower of ***ers. The do not at all care about their hwp officers.
      And for the record..... Police are not encouraged to catch the bad guys anymore.
      Hwp Is now just a big show. We drive around and sit on all the major roads just so we"r seen. God help us if we're found to be driving around chasing the people doing the wrong thing." You were supposed to be sitting in the middle of the m4 or m7 being seen!! "They say. How about we grow some balls and allow our police to do our job and catch the crooks. People are sick of lunatics on our roads. Thieves breaking into people's houses while they sleep stealing their cars and other property.

      I could be here all day. Enough said

      Frustrated hwp officer
  • Menace says,
    3 years ago
    It's really nice to see where our hard earned tax money is being spent, they really need this a fpv as a patrol car. Tax payers money well spent NOT.
  • HSVVVV says,
    2 years ago
    i thought pod filters were ileagle.this H O S has a pod filter so whats the go????????????????/ok for cops to have pods but not for normal road cars.
  • V8 heart says,
    2 years ago
    To any guy out there who thinks those ford or Holden cars arnt worth being cop cars lets c them put any other car out there, these cars drive 24/7 upto 5 years, they rarely ever turn off and ur calling them crap, let's how long a Toyota or a Nissan or any other car does out there, will break down within 2 weeks and start rattling inside out, why do u think taxis drive those cars cause they last they're comfortable heavy on the road therefore smooth.

    Highway petrols also need v8s that are modded, cars with time are becoming faster and more powerful the police force needs to keep up, what your gonna give a cop a good handling car that will take god how long to each a hundred oh and imagine when your already going 100 km/h what car is gonna help you accelerate, if not a v8 or a turbo charged car.

    All u wingers winging about ur tax money go walk it off and drive a v8 and c what it's like, I bet all of you's drive corolla's or yarises let's c you nudge a decent sized sedan on a highway and c if your car is not upside down,

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