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World’s fastest police cars

"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.

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    Jaguar XF Diesel S, UK

    "It's only a diesel, it'll never catch us", are the last words spoken by many criminals before they're arrested by the quick arm of the law.

    0-60 mph: 6.7 seconds

    Top speed: 149 mph

    (Image: Jaguar)

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    2010 Ford Mustang GT, USA

    You can't outrun the law in the USA. Unless you go round corners, or are driving anything remotely economical.

    0-60 mph: 5.1 seconds

    Top speed: 149 mph

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    Porsche Cayenne, Russia

    Standard issue to Russian metropolitan police forces, the Porsche Cayenne must loom pretty large in a bad guy's rear view mirror.

    0-60 mph: 7.3 seconds

    Top speed: 150 mph

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    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, UK

    South Yorkshire Police keep the roads of God's county safe and secure with a number of these beasts. It would be a very brave (and foolish) boy racer who fancied themselves at the lights against one of these.

    0-60 mph: 4.3 seconds

    Top speed: 155mph

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    Chevrolet Camaro, Dubai

    Looking fabulous in Dubai's green and white colours, the Camaro is actually one of the cheapest cars in Dubai's head-turning fleet of police vehicles.

    0-60 mph: 4.6 seconds

    Top speed: 157 mph

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    Lexus IS-F, UK

    Some eyebrows were raised when it was announced that Humberside Police would be purchasing a Lexus IS-F at £71,000. Most of those eyebrows belong to the faces of criminals driving anything less powerful.

    0-60 mph: 4.7 seconds

    Top speed: 168 mph

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    Porsche Carrera S, Germany

    Of course the German's have got a Carrera S panda car - how else are you going to have fun policing the autobahns?

    0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds

    Top speed: 188 mph

    (Image: Flickr)

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    Cadillac CTS-V, USA

    Outwardly, the Cadillac CTS-V might look like a large lump of family-friendly metal. Inwardly, its V8 powerplant makes for the shortest chase video on Police, Camera, Action.

    0-60 mph: 3.9 seconds

    Top speed: 198 mph

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    Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia, Italy

    Lamborghini are generous souls. When they launched the Gallardo LP560-4 in 2008, they donated one to the Italian State Police, decked out in the force's blue and white livery. It replaced a 2004 Gallardo, which had clocked up 87,000 miles of justice.

    0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds

    Top speed: 203 mph

    (Image: Lamborghini)

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    Bentley Continental GT, Dubai

    A favourite of footballers, the Continental GT adds a touch of class to an otherwise overly flashy Dubai line up.

    0-60 mph: 4.3 seconds

    Top speed: 198 mph

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    Aston Martin One-77, Dubai

    You'll start to see a pattern emerge now. Ever since the Dubai police force realised that "expensive cars make for great PR", their collection has become a supercar wish list. Take the Aston Martin One-77; one of only 77 to have been made, costing a cool £1,150,000. The police are able to decreases speeding just by parking it up at the side of the road (traffic slows down to take a look).

    0-60 mph: 3.5

    Top speed: 200 mph

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    Ferrari FF, Dubai

    If having a Ferrari FF in your police fleet wasn't opulent enough, the Dubai forces upped the ante by unveiling the FF in front of the tallest building in the world. Take that, all other police forces.

    0-60 mph: 3.7 seconds

    Top speed: 208 mph

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    Mercedes SLS AMG, Dubai

    The German representative on the Dubai team, the Mercedes SLS AMG features gull wing doors - a design which offers no additional criminal catching capacities whatsoever. But they do look pretty.

    0-60 mph: 3.8 seconds

    Top speed: 211 mph

    (Image: Imgur)

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    Lamborghini Aventador, Dubai

    So what if it costs around £250,000, no crook will ever see the Dubai police slicing their way towards them in the Aventador. The vehicle was purchased in order to help the Dubai police with "high-speed chases". No kidding.

    0-60 mph: 2.9 seconds

    Top speed: 217 mph

    (Image: Dubai police office/EPA)

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    Brabus CLS V12 S Rocket, Germany

    To arrive at the Brabus Rocket, some engineers took a Mercedes-Benz CLS, stuck a ruddy great v12 under the bonnet, found room for two turbos and did some other boring things to the suspension. The result: the fastest four door ever made.

    0-60 mph: 3.5 seconds

    Top speed: 217 mph

    (Image: Wikipedia)