Luckily for getaway drivers, though, the vehicle – which can hit 60mph in 2.5 seconds – is not destined to make an appearance on our streets.
No contest: the Caparo T1 in Metropolitan Police colours
It has been specially assembled by manufacturer Caparo to impress visitors to the MPH motor show, based at Earls Court, London, this weekend before moving on to the Birmingham NEC.
“A car thief would be a little concerned if they saw one of these in the mirror,” said a Caparo spokesman. “Nothing would get away.”
Beneath the police stickers, the vehicle is a standard Caparo T1 racing car.
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Dream car: The Caparo T1 is capable of 220mph
The spokesman said it had been adapted for regular road use, but admitted it was still “bloomin’ noisy”.
I just love something as outrageous as this car 8)