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https://www.thedrive.com/news/42877/french-police-getting-alpine-a110-patrol-cars-for-rapid-intervention-duty

"French Police Getting Alpine A110 Patrol Cars for ‘Rapid Intervention’ Duty
The mid-engined sports cars will be used primarily for rural patrols.

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Police vehicles are normally fairly regular cars. Typically, four-door sedans and SUVs get outfitted with all the law enforcement gear, with plenty of room in the back to stow people in handcuffs. Every now and then, however, a police force lays its hands on something a bit special. The National Gendarmerie in France have done just that, ordering a fleet of Alpine A110 sports cars, as reported by Motor1.  

The National Gendarmerie is one of France's two national police forces, and is charged with the policing of smaller towns, rural, and suburban areas. The force will order 26 examples of the Alpine A110 Pure, as per a French-language press release from the Ministry of Interior. The vehicles will be used to "carry out interventions on the motorway involving high-speed offenders, as a part of road safety or other police missions."

The Alpine A110 is a fine choice for an interceptor vehicle, combining deft handling with quick acceleration. Sporting a turbocharged 1.8-liter engine good for 249 horsepower, the A110 can accelerate to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. It should prove more than capable of apprehending the average Peugeot hatchback that decides to make a dash for freedom. 

Unlike out-and-out supercars, the Alpine A110 is also relatively affordable, coming in at €58,400 Euros, or roughly $68,000 USD for a base model in France. Alpine's parent company Renault won the supply contract in an open tender, and the vehicles are to be customized by French vehicle conversion company Durisotti. Thus, police are probably paying a fair whack over the base retail price in order to get the cars fitted out as needed. 

The hot police car trope is a well-worn one at this point; some are merely for show, while others actually head out on patrol. Florida's Highway Patrol famously put a Mercury Marauder into service, while police in Japan have often found the Nissan GT-R to be a useful platform. More often than not, however, these vehicles primarily serve as a public relations tool rather than a day-to-day police vehicle. 

However, given that the National Gendarmerie have ordered 26 A110s, it seems more likely they'll be doing plenty of real work out and about in rural France. You'd want to be in something suitably quick if you're planning to drop a gear and disappear, but remember: you can't outrun a radio."

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Not that I'd do it, but it would be interesting to speed on the Monte Carlo rally stage just to attract the attention of an officer in one and see what both car and driver are capable of. 🤔😈

Photo above from the article is just an artistic visualisation, so here's more of what it might look like, as koped from Motor1:

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Personally, I think these look more feasible, based on existing Gendarmerie liveries.

 

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Wah, A110 Pure ah? Not even the Legende variant with plusher seats and creature comforts for long days in the driving seat? 

The Pure variant is more stripped out and hardcore with fixed bucket seats.

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The Legende variant with more realistic seats for the patrolling policeman. 

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Maybe the French just love it hard, like their baguette 😁

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French criminals just heaved a sign of relief.... 

Likely pursuits will end up half way with the French police cars breaking down. 

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Got watch the French movie "Taxi"? It has 5 movies already. Driver still get away. 

 

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5 hours ago, Lethalstrike said:

Wah, A110 Pure ah? Not even the Legende variant with plusher seats and creature comforts for long days in the driving seat? 

The Pure variant is more stripped out and hardcore with fixed bucket seats.

image.png.05dc84e23f2d662484cddf9de5039091.png

The Legende variant with more realistic seats for the patrolling policeman. 

image.png.8f588ef4e470f8f8cec5eb1df549ba5e.png

Maybe the French just love it hard, like their baguette 😁

Whatever model it is  , smelly smelly also 200+k without coe here .

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16 hours ago, Lethalstrike said:

Wah, A110 Pure ah? Not even the Legende variant with plusher seats and creature comforts for long days in the driving seat? 

The Pure variant is more stripped out and hardcore with fixed bucket seats.

image.png.05dc84e23f2d662484cddf9de5039091.png

The Legende variant with more realistic seats for the patrolling policeman. 

image.png.8f588ef4e470f8f8cec5eb1df549ba5e.png

Maybe the French just love it hard, like their baguette 😁

There’s a more hardcore version that’s 300 bhp with lower suspension
 

wasted that it does not have DCC 

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21 hours ago, Lethalstrike said:

Wah, A110 Pure ah? Not even the Legende variant with plusher seats and creature comforts for long days in the driving seat? 

The Pure variant is more stripped out and hardcore with fixed bucket seats.

image.png.05dc84e23f2d662484cddf9de5039091.png

The Legende variant with more realistic seats for the patrolling policeman. 

image.png.8f588ef4e470f8f8cec5eb1df549ba5e.png

Maybe the French just love it hard, like their baguette 😁

Gotta have whatever tiny bit of weight reduction when they're gonna add another 789123 tons of police equipment to it lol.

20 hours ago, Volvobrick said:

French criminals just heaved a sign of relief.... 

Likely pursuits will end up half way with the French police cars breaking down. 

Next thing you know, they're gonna use Espace F1s for parts support vehicles: 

 

20 hours ago, Watwheels said:

Got watch the French movie "Taxi"? It has 5 movies already. Driver still get away. 

 

That's why they're movies; suspension of disbelief is always required!

15 hours ago, Ct3833 said:

Whatever model it is  , smelly smelly also 200+k without coe here .

Based on the price of each car mentioned in the article (€58,400), I imagine the fleet will likely cost about €3 mil in total, including equipment and installation. Rich sia their police force.

5 hours ago, Sdf4786k said:

There’s a more hardcore version that’s 300 bhp with lower suspension
 

wasted that it does not have DCC 

Yeah, the S, although the difference likely isn't worth the extra cost especially when the police will be fiddling with the setup themselves to deal with all the added weight from their equipment.

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On 10/26/2021 at 2:44 PM, enzoalec92 said:

https://www.thedrive.com/news/42877/french-police-getting-alpine-a110-patrol-cars-for-rapid-intervention-duty

"French Police Getting Alpine A110 Patrol Cars for ‘Rapid Intervention’ Duty
The mid-engined sports cars will be used primarily for rural patrols.

image.thumb.png.886367f389152b19039debd4e5cf1d6e.png

Police vehicles are normally fairly regular cars. Typically, four-door sedans and SUVs get outfitted with all the law enforcement gear, with plenty of room in the back to stow people in handcuffs. Every now and then, however, a police force lays its hands on something a bit special. The National Gendarmerie in France have done just that, ordering a fleet of Alpine A110 sports cars, as reported by Motor1.  

The National Gendarmerie is one of France's two national police forces, and is charged with the policing of smaller towns, rural, and suburban areas. The force will order 26 examples of the Alpine A110 Pure, as per a French-language press release from the Ministry of Interior. The vehicles will be used to "carry out interventions on the motorway involving high-speed offenders, as a part of road safety or other police missions."

The Alpine A110 is a fine choice for an interceptor vehicle, combining deft handling with quick acceleration. Sporting a turbocharged 1.8-liter engine good for 249 horsepower, the A110 can accelerate to 60 mph in just 4.5 seconds. It should prove more than capable of apprehending the average Peugeot hatchback that decides to make a dash for freedom. 

Unlike out-and-out supercars, the Alpine A110 is also relatively affordable, coming in at €58,400 Euros, or roughly $68,000 USD for a base model in France. Alpine's parent company Renault won the supply contract in an open tender, and the vehicles are to be customized by French vehicle conversion company Durisotti. Thus, police are probably paying a fair whack over the base retail price in order to get the cars fitted out as needed. 

The hot police car trope is a well-worn one at this point; some are merely for show, while others actually head out on patrol. Florida's Highway Patrol famously put a Mercury Marauder into service, while police in Japan have often found the Nissan GT-R to be a useful platform. More often than not, however, these vehicles primarily serve as a public relations tool rather than a day-to-day police vehicle. 

However, given that the National Gendarmerie have ordered 26 A110s, it seems more likely they'll be doing plenty of real work out and about in rural France. You'd want to be in something suitably quick if you're planning to drop a gear and disappear, but remember: you can't outrun a radio."

 

Wahlau. The color and all. Looks like a smiley frog face. And I do like the Alpine 110 a lot, but not this. Hahahaha.

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1 hour ago, BabyBlade said:

Wahlau. The color and all. Looks like a smiley frog face. And I do like the Alpine 110 a lot, but not this. Hahahaha.

Hahaha artist's render only lah, although I'm sure the term "artist" is used very loosely in this case! I'm sure the actual livery will be much more pleasant, likely closer to the ones within my initial comments within the "quote", which you can refer to if you want to cleanse your eyes. 😶

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