Tasmania Eyeing One of Australia’s Quickest Police Cars


In a bid to boost its law enforcement capabilities, Tasmania is set to introduce one of Australia’s fastest police cars to its fleet. The new vehicle, a high-performance sedan, is expected to significantly enhance the state’s policing efforts, particularly in high-speed pursuits and emergency response situations.

The Tasmania Police Force has announced that it will be adding a limited edition, specially modified Holden Commodore ZL1 to its fleet. The ZL1, which boasts a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, is capable of reaching speeds of up to 250 km/h, making it one of the quickest police cars in the country.

According to Tasmania Police Commissioner, Darren Hine, the new vehicle will provide officers with a significant advantage when it comes to responding to emergencies and pursuing suspects. “The Holden Commodore ZL1 is an exceptional vehicle that will enable our officers to respond quickly and safely to a range of situations,” Commissioner Hine said. “Its impressive acceleration and handling capabilities will make it an invaluable asset to our fleet.”

The ZL1’s impressive performance is matched by its advanced safety features, including a sophisticated traction control system and high-performance brakes. The vehicle has also been fitted with a range of specialized police equipment, including sirens, lights, and communication systems.

Tasmania’s decision to introduce the high-performance sedan follows a trend among Australian police forces to upgrade their fleets with faster and more capable vehicles. In recent years, police forces in New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland have all introduced high-performance vehicles, including the BMW M3 and the Mercedes-AMG C63 S.

The introduction of the ZL1 is also seen as a response to the growing threat of high-speed pursuits in Tasmania. In recent years, the state has seen an increase in the number of high-speed chases, which can pose a significant risk to both police officers and members of the public.

According to Tasmania Police, the new vehicle will be deployed in a range of roles, including highway patrol, pursuit management, and emergency response. The force has also announced plans to provide specialized training to officers who will be operating the vehicle, to ensure that they are able to get the most out of its capabilities.

The introduction of the Holden Commodore ZL1 is a significant investment in Tasmania’s policing capabilities, and is expected to make a tangible difference in the state’s ability to respond to emergencies and keep its communities safe. As Commissioner Hine noted, “The Tasmania Police Force is committed to providing our officers with the best possible tools and resources to do their job. The Holden Commodore ZL1 is an exceptional vehicle that will help us to keep our communities safe and respond to emergencies quickly and effectively.”


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