Highway Patrol videos are usually the preserve of terrible late-night TV… but this one piqued our interest.

It portrays rally legend Jean Ragnotti as a highway patrol ace, chasing down speedsters in his Renault Sport RS 01 patrol car. With a 373kW 3.8-litre V6 and weight of 1100kg thanks to its carbon monocoque construction, the mid-engine RS 01 would have little trouble catching crooks… if only this was real.

In the below video he chases down an errant motor cycle, clocked earlier at 230km/h by his smartphone-wielding colleagues.

Ragnotti then, erm, ‘Ragnottis’ the RS 01 into action, sliding sideways from a standstill before dodging several well-placed Renault products to catch the pesky bike rider, the RS 01’s flashing police lights adding a tease of authenticity.

While the movie is fun, it also had us thinking: Is this the coolest Police vehicle you’ve ever seen? Let us know in the comments.

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