British police could be driving Ford Mustang V8s

The British police are considering using Ford Mustang V8s and have recently revealed that a black Mustang GT is currently being assessed.

News first broke when a police officer tweeted photographs of a Mustang at the National Association of Police Fleet Managers trade fair, but now it has been revealed the police are considering purchasing V8 Mustangs to use them as their patrol cars.

The Ford Mustang is usually priced at around £34,995 in Ford car dealers in Dorset and across the rest of the UK. This, according to an article on Evo, would be a huge strain on public funds and would equip the police force with plenty of power.

The Mustang GT V8 car has a 5.0-litre engine and can go from 0-62 miles per hour in just 4.8 seconds. The vehicle is renowned for its speed and the UK police force are even considering removing the 155mph speed limiter.

A Ford spokesman told the Motoring Research website, “Most forces already run Ford vehicles, so the support network is there and in-use backup will be simple to call upon – which isn’t always the case for high-performance vehicles.”

Another potential reason why a Mustang would be chosen as a fleet car is the affordability of it compared to similar models as well as it being a very reliable vehicle.

Other cars considered

As well as the 5.0-litre Mustang GT V8 car being shown off at the trade fair, there were other vehicles on display.

A BMW M2 and a Renault Twizy were also being displayed at the show, but these vehicles are less likely to be chosen as police cars.

An Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio was recently added to the British police forces ranks and if reports are to be believed then the Mustang could well be joining the line-up as well.

The police have and still use a range of Ford models such as the Mondeo, Fiesta and Focus. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as the models are reasonably priced in Ford dealers in Wiltshire and are well-known for their comfort and reliability.