Unless you’re living in Dubai the police cars are not exactly the spiciest examples of the automotive world – but Renault Sport has decided things need to change and they’re delivering the R.S. 01 Interceptor.
First showcased back in 2014, the R.S. 01 is a purpose-built race car with a carbon monocoque chassis and an aerodynamic composite body – the lightweighting procedures have delivered a weight of just 1,100 kg (2,425 lbs). Now the company has taken the track-only racer and morphed it into the R.S. 01 Interceptor – a bad ass cop car that uses the same biturbo 3.8-liter V6 engine to deliver a full pony stable of more than 500 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. The said lightweight construction and powerful mill will deliver a highway chase heart-stopping top speed of more than 186 mph (300 km/h).
Because the model has been taken off its regular duties as a racer and enlisted into the police force, it now sports LED emergency lights, a tri-color police livery, and Interceptor Highway Patrol badging on the doors. We also noticed the bad guy deterring massive rear wing which has a digital message board that allows the cop driver to communicate with other road participants. And for the footage below instead of Robocop (sounds like a pretty fit car, right?) at the wheel we found former World Rally Championship driver Jean Ragnotti manning the R.S. 01 Interceptor.