The 350bhp Ariel Atom, the world’s fastest police car, has just been delivered to both the Avon and Somerset Police Departments, according to the Bristol Post.
The car can sprint from 0-62mph in just 2.5 seconds and a variant of the model holds the lap record at the Top Gear test track.
That makes it faster than the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia used by Italian cops, the Audi R8 GTR driven by officers in Germany and a Ferrari FF used in Dubai.
With a top speed of 155 mph, the Ariel Atom is expected to deter drivers from speeding during Avon and Somerset Police’s “Safer Rider” campaign this summer, the Bristol Post reported.
“I am really excited that Ariel has joined with us to bring Project Safer Rider to fruition,” Andy Parsons, a Roads Policing Sergeant with the Tri Force Specialist Operations Collaboration, told the Bristol Post. “I hope that the use of the Ariel PL1 with have a positive impact to promote Road Safety in line with our PCC’s Priorities and help us to reduce road death and serious injury within the motorcycling community.”
The Ariel Atom is manufactured by the American-based TMI AutoTech, Inc. Founded in 2008 by David Goadby, Brent Gates and Mark Swain to build the Ariel Atom “supercar,” the company has continued to expand with a mandate to build quality products