Is this Audi RS4 Avant the world's coolest police car?
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At any given moment, there's no shortage of cool police cars in the world, while little old New Zealand might only a collection of front-wheel drive Commodores these days, Australia and Dubai have their fair share of beastly cruisers.
Just yesterday, UK Police revealed that they were planning on enlisting a fleet of Ford Ranger Raptors to tackle the off-road pursuits, but this Audi police car is the exact opposite.
That's because it has been tuned by Audi specialists ABT Sportsline, and the fire-breathing concept wagon would leave a Ranger Raptor for dead during a high-speed pursuit.
Unveiled at the Essen Motor Show last week, this Audi RS4 Avant is part of Abt's Tune It! Safe! program. This is where the German tuner turns a high-performance car into a police concept each year.
To highlight the car's roadworthiness despite the extensive modifications, the police livery has been applied to the exterior of the RS4 along with a set of lights, and sirens.
As it is based on ABT’s RS4-R, this pre-facelift wagon has had its fair share of work under the hood. An upgraded version of the standard 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 pumps out a meaty 390kW and 690Nm, which is sent to all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic, and allows for a 0-100km/h time of just 3.8 seconds.
To help get this massive power figure to the ground, a full coilover suspension system was installed, which brings the body closer to the massive 21-inch ABT wheels wrapped in 275/25 tyres.
Unfortunately, this is just a concept, so it will probably be stripped of its blue and yellow livery after the show, and sold on to an adrenaline-seeking buyer.
It's only a matter of time before ABT gets their hands on the next-generation RS4, and pulls more power from the hybrid power train. As usual, we can imagine that an absolute beast of a wagon will emerge.