Us’we have all tried to defend our irresponsible acquisitions. If you’rereading this website, which The purchase was probably a project car. You and I just have to justify our vehicles to family, friends, or maybe co-workers. Now TCzech police face a bigger challenge, trying to justify to an entire country why they seized a Ferrari 458 Italia and refitted it for patrol.
The Police of the Czech Republic, the country’s national law enforcement agency, announced this week what you have added a Ferrari 458 from 2011 to its fleet. The 458 has about 1,240 miles on it, and can exceed 200mph thanks to its 4.5-liter V8 producer 560 horsepower.
this particular Italian sports car was seized during a kind of Czech police raid. The agency explained what else took over vehicles They are usually sold, but this Ferrari is different. A video released by the police service covers three of the most common possible uses of the agency’s new supercar, and it’s all too familiar to anyone who’s found themselves justifying their latest vehicle.
First: try to impress people. The agency was decked out the ferrari in czech police livery, which certainly looks great. Additionally, the ad video begins with an eight-second crackle of the car in a dark room, illuminated only by their own lights headlights and police lights of course but also an LED panel mounted in the engine compartment. The panel reads “Nasleduj me,” Czech for “f”follow me The intro is a bit over the top for my taste, but I respect it.
Second: try to explain the practical uses of his new sports car. Colonel Jiří Zlý, Director of the Traffic Police Service, explained that the Ferrari 458 will be assigned to a national unit tasked with patrolling highways, chasing down stolen vehicles and stopping illegal street races. Zlý added that the agency usually has to deal with vehicles that can outrun most police cars. faster than your usual police vehicles. Though it’s hard to see how a single can of ferrari adequately patrol the more than 780 road miles covering Czech Republic.
Finally: try to minimize the cost of your trip. Police in the Czech Republic say they only spent $14,000 to repurpose the Ferrari 458, mentioning that the cost was less than buying a new example of the agency’s standard car, the Škoda Scala. This ignores the fact that the police service could have sold the Ferrari. A 458 Italia with similar mileage is currently for sale in Las Vegas, Nevada for $279,990.
The Czech police could have used the proceeds from the sale to purchase vehicles much better suited for the role. The Federal Police in neighboring Austria previously had a Porsche 911 Carrera in service, but withdrew it after the agency could no longer justify high maintenance costs. The Austrian Bundespolizei also noted that Carrera did not have space to transport the arrested drivers and that the agency would need a second Carrera to adequately fulfill the assigned tasks. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Czech police finally came to the same conclusion.
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