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I don't know a lot about Omega's [despite previously owning one]. But i was speaking to someone the other day who swore blind that all omega MV6 police cars are a minimum of 300hp - he claims they are 'chipped up'. With that in mind it smelt like :turd

BUT. I am open minded - so anyone know?
 

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I knew that much - but I thought that he was using a general term. But I was unsure as to whether they change the cam's, crank, pistons etc etc to add maybe 40bhp? But as I said - seems odd. Especially when police cars need to be durable as much as anything........
 

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There is no evidence to support claims that the ol' bill have anything other than standard engined cars.
 

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There is no evidence to support claims that the ol' bill have anything other than standard engined cars.
The difference is, especially the traffic officers, know how to drive them properly.
 

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:lmao: mmmmm'kay :lmao:


Actually, there is rumour that ex-plod Senator A's were a higher output (C)30NE than standard.
Well, surely they're trained how to get the most out of the car, while being safe and not running into people, are they not?
 

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The best rumor I heard was down here in the S.West the motoway cars where being fitted with NOs.... :smile:
 

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The RUC did buy some Courtenay turbo converted V6s quite a few years ago.

They were definately producing more power than standard!!

They still sell the multi groove brake discs (at £225/pair!!!) that was part of the conversion :D
 

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Found this on the Thames Valley police website. Doesn't look too modified in terms of performance:

Vauxhall builds the Omegas for police use to a specification not available to normal retail or fleet customers. The police specification includes:
  • heavy-duty brakes and suspension
  • heavy-duty battery (72Ah) and a 120 amp alternator
  • police equipment mounting board and specialist wiring harnesses
  • ABS and driver/passenger airbags for safety
  • close-ratio gearbox with limited slip differential
  • calibrated speedometers and specialist emergency response equipment
  • basic level trim (i.e. no normal radio/CD player or high level trim)
  • a 3.2V6 24v (210PS) engine, providing a 0-60 time of under eight seconds and a top speed of 144 mph.
I would also point out the joke about hire cars being the fastest cars in the world. I'm sure that you put a highly trained driver with a licence to speed (ie. no fear of being nicked for speeding!) in a powerful car that doesn't belong to him and he doesn't pay for maintenance, you will always get seemingly better performance.:lmao: I know my old company Diesel Vectra seemed to have excellent performance (I wouldn't have driven it the same if it had been my own!)
 
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