Austrian police add a Porsche 911 to their fleet

The Austrian police force has taken delivery of a brand new car to their fleet, with a difference.

The Stuttgart-based sports car company partnered with the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior to provide a Porsche 911 Carrera to the country's police force - continuing a long history with them that spans back to the first ever Porsche they were given in the 1960s.

Finished with the police livery and LED blue lights, it made its debut on June 19 at the Sportwagentreffen – or Sports Car Festival, held in Velden, Austria every year.

Director of the Porsche brand in Austria, Helmut Eggert said: "Our partnership with the police force has a long tradition. In the 1960s and '70s, it was not unusual to see a Porsche police or gendarmerie vehicle, with a flashing blue light, and in 2006, the Federal Ministry of the Interior received a Porsche 911 to use for motorway policing."

The Porsche 911 Carrera has a 3.0-litre flat six engine that produces 365bhp, can propel the car from 0-60mph in just 4.4 seconds and has more than 450Nm of torque – making it the ideal car for patrolling on motorways and chasing criminals.

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