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McLaren 650S & Bentley police cars debut at Bathurst 1000

October 11, 2016

A McLaren 650S Spider and Bentley Continental GT were temporarily donated to the NSW Police force over the weekend, for the V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000 event.

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The stunning cars were donated by Trivett Bespoke, and featured the full NSW Police livery. Standing out like a sore thumb, the two high-powered ‘police cars’ were made to help promote road safety and raise awareness for the NSW Police. Marc Webb, Trivett Bespoke dealer principal, said:

“With the presence of these vehicles at the 2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, we hope they aided the NSW Police Force in drawing attention to key events and promoting road safety during the course of the weekend.”

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In the engine compartment of the McLaren 650S Spider is a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 478kW and 678Nm. This is enough to see 0-100km/h done and dusted in just 3.0 seconds, with a quarter mile coming up in just 10.5 seconds. Prices start from AU$511,000 for the Spider version (excluding on-roads).

As for the Bentley, it receives power from a 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine producing 434kW and 720Nm. It’s able to conquer 0-100km/h in 4.5 seconds, with prices starting at $431,300 in Australia.

Motorists needn’t worry about being chased down by one of these on the public roads any time soon, as there aren’t assigned official police duties and are only temporary. Still, it would be pretty cool to see one hunting along the highway with flashing lights.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.