The last ten years has brought us some amazing developments in automotive technology. Bugatti brought us the Veyron, one of the fastest and most advanced cars of it’s kind. Subaru and Mitsubishi brought cheap speed to the masses. And Tata made the Nano, the most affordable car in the world.
Looking forward to the next decade, we are going to have affordable cars that have standard features like lane-assist, wireless internet and voice recognition. The possibilities are endless, but before we look to the future, lets take a quick look at the past.
Here are the Top 10 Fastest Police Car’s of the decade.
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We’ve seen this before, but only during a brief 15-second clip taken with a cell phone, which really isn’t much to go on. But now the day has come where Ken Block shows the world his top secret project. You could say that Ken Block has built the worlds biggest sled, or maybe even that it’s the boldest application of Subaru’s legendary AWD system. If it were me, I’d call it the ultimate ski lift.
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Ken Block is good at driving. By good, we mean epic… and by driving, we mean drifting. Not only is he impressive to watch, but apparently being his co-pilot offers more thrills than the Kingda Ka. At the launch of Dirt2, Ken got to put the pedal to the metal for some video game testers, causing men to silently scream in terror and cry tears of joy.
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That’s right, it’s version 2.1; a minor upgrade? Not really, it’s more like something to keep you happy until the release of Gymkhana 3. Ken Block, master of all things drift, teamed up with Rob Deryk from MTV’s Fantasy Factory to release this 2-part’s crazy, 1-part parody video to show just how safe reckless you can be using a 540+hp STi and a go cart. Looks like fun!
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His 566 horsepower STi is pretty insane. With 590 ft-lbs of torque, his Impreza can sprint to 60MPH in 3 seconds flat. But that torque can be used for other things as well, like towing people on plastic trash cans…
Ken Block and his crew are at it again, but this time they are out setting some land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats using some less-than-traditional methods of transportation; trashcans, big wheels and plastic snow-sled from Wal-Mart. Good stuff, check out the mischief after the jump…
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Ken Block’s Gymkhanna 1 and 2 practice sessions have set the bar for drift stunts, video production and outright lunacy. In his second practice session, Ken used an even more powerful STi on Subaru’s updated 2008 platform. It looked fast, didn’t it? Well, somehow the guys over at Edmund’s “Inside Line” talked Ken into letting them borrow it and they were able to put down some concrete numbers on his STi’s performance. Get this:
- Curb Weight: 2,775 lbs (Stock STi = 3,352lbs, or 577lbs more!)
- Engine Displacement: 2.65-liter (up .15-liter thanks to a Crawford Stroker Kit)
- Turbo: GT35R @ 30 PSI
- Fuel: E85
- Transmission: Six-Speed Dog-Ring KAPS Gearbox
- Power: 565 HP
- Torque: 590 ft-lbs
- 0-60 MPH: 3.0 seconds
- 60-0 MPH: 115 feet
- Quarter-Mile: 10.8 seconds
- Skidpad Pass: 72 MPH
- Lateral Grip: .90g
- Audio: 115.9 decibels inside the cabin
Special Note: the transmission’s 5th gear was borked, so that quarter-mile time above skipped 5th and went straight to 6th, which means it’s capable of putting down an even faster time. :)
There’s a laundry list of performance mods, if you’re interested, check out their post to get the low-down.
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Apparently it takes about 800 hours to transform a stock Subaru WRX STi into the neck snapping, gravel spewing rally car. Check out this 3 minute long time-elapsed video, it’s amazing to see everything they do.