A first generation Audi R8 V8 is now part of the police fleet in Russia. The authorities in Dubai, UAE might have the most impressive police car collection, but St. Petersburg is trying to catch up by taking delivery of a first-gen R8 which now wears the appropriate police livery and is roaming the streets as we speak. It’s not known at this point how the police are using this vehicle, but most likely it’s an actual patrol car unlike the ones from Dubai which are only used for promotional purposes and are exhibited in the most important touristic areas of the city.
With a naturally aspirated V8 4.2-liter engine pushing out a massive 420 bhp, this Audi R8 is certainly one of the coolest police cars in the world and it’s probably one of the fastest and it would be a big mistake for the bad guys to try and evade Ingolstadt’s machinery as in good hands, the first generation R8 is a beast and only a few cars can match its performance.
So the next time you visit St. Petersburg, Russia, try not to break any traffic laws as you will be seeing this Audi R8 in your rearview mirror.