In an effort to support the local community, and to partake in youth engagement programs, the Lake Illawarra Local Area Command of the New South Wales Police force — with the help of almost 800 Facebook fans — have developed an incredible, one-off police car.
But this isn’t just any old Falcadore cop car; with 331kW and all-wheel-drive grip this Audi RS 4 Avant is the last thing you want to find yourself running from.
“The RS 4 Avant is the perfect vehicle to support the NSW Police Force in their youth engagement programs,” said Andrew Doyle, Managing Director of Audi Australia. “It commands presence on the road, thanks to its muscular engine and striking looks. The design chosen by our Audi Australia Facebook fans amplifies the RS 4’s dynamic shape to round off what is a remarkably imposing stance.”
The 4.2-litre FSI V8 found under the bonnet generates 331kW of power and 430Nm of torque. The high-revving nat-atmo power plant is accompanied by a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and will reach 100km/h from standstill in just 4.7 seconds. Like all Audi RS models, power is sent to all four wheels with the Quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. With a self-locking crown-gear centre diff, and torque vectoring capabilities, this car is not only a rocket on the straights, but will stay composed around the following bend.
“The Audi RS 4 provides an exciting and visible platform for our community and youth engagement activities,” said Superintendent Wayne Starling, Commander of Lake Illawarra LAC. “Our use of the RS 4 will encourage people of all ages to introduce themselves to local police, using the car itself to help start up a conversation.”
The car will be used at youth engagement programs that ‘aim is to make them an active citizen in the community, to make a difference and have a voice’.
This Audi Super wagon may not be chasing down criminals any time soon, but it certainly is a good way to get the community talking… and the younger generation into awesome rides.