Depending on where you are in the world, the local police force uses different kinds of pursuit cars. In Dubai, the cops there are famous for having supercars in their fleet such as a Lamborghini Aventador and even a Bugatti Veyron.
Meanwhile in Malaysia, the cops are looking to upgrade their pursuit cars as well. Rather than with supercars though, Malaysian police are going with something more Japanese: the Honda Civic Type R.
In a report by Paul Tan’s Automotive News, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) are said to be testing out an FK8 Civic Type R to possibly deploy as their new high-speed pursuit vehicle. In fact, photos circulating on Malaysian social media show an FK8 already fitted with the PDRM livery. However, it is said that the unit is currently on loan for the purpose of field testing.
Should the FK8 pass the test, it is highly likely that Honda’s hot hatch will be the Malaysian police force’s new pursuit vehicle. Given that the Type R’s 2.0-liter turbo engine produces 310 PS and 400 Nm of torque, chasing down the bad guys should be a much easier task.
The report adds that this won’t be the first time the Malaysian police will pick a performance vehicle for their fleet. Previously, the Malaysian police force had 25 units of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X in their fleet with the drivers of these vehicles having to take intensive driving classes.
For the Philippines, the Philippine National Police (PNP) recently got a fleet of vehicles from donations made by Toyota and Mitsubishi. However, they don’t seem to have a high-speed pursuit vehicle like the Type R. The question now is whether the PNP would need something like a Civic Type R in their fleet considering how bad the traffic is.
What do you guys think?
Source: Paul Tan’s Automotive News