"I was only doing 69, officer", is hopefully a sentence you've never had to use. "I was only doing 169", is one you'll never get to use. Surely?
The following gallery contains the fastest genuine police cars (there are plenty of supercars used as promotional gimmicks) from around the world, capable of running down any criminal mad enough to try and run.
From the UK to Germany, via a significant detour through Dubai, these are the fastest wheels of the law.
Know of a car we've missed? Let us know in the comments below.