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    rolleyes Question on Vectra Cop Cars

    Hey all.....I have been watching "Brit Cops" and noticing a few years ago they were scooting around in marked and unmarked Vectra's....

    I am curious as to whether these are modified from standard as the cop cars here in Oz have usually been re-mapped, lower harder suspension and cold air intake as standard issue.

    Anyone on here got an ex-copper Vectra ?

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    A lot of the facelifted Vec cop cars are 2.8T's with VXR 345mm brakes and stiffer suspension on the earlier preface models they were the 3.2 v6 with SRI spec 314mm brakes and stiffer suspension.

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    I think they fitted them with blue flashing lights too

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    Quote Originally Posted by chewy71 View Post
    I think they fitted them with blue flashing lights too
    And radio's I expect

    Cheers Porkballs... I was just curious mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PORKBALLS29 View Post
    A lot of the facelifted Vec cop cars are 2.8T's with VXR 345mm brakes and stiffer suspension on the earlier preface models they were the 3.2 v6 with SRI spec 314mm brakes and stiffer suspension.
    Oh,and boy do they goooooooooo!!!!.If any of you know Sale Water Park in Stretford Manchester.Well a mate of mine who owns a garage near J7,took one onto the M60 anti clockwise.It has a long climbing "on slip"to join,and he floored it as he got onto the slip,as he joined the carriage way,he looked at his speedo and he was doing 130!!!!!. Although he had accelerated it hard,he was surprised how quickly it had picked its feet up. FELiXX.

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    Mine was owned by Greater Manchester Police before i bought it. Apparently it was only used to taxi officers between police stations. Apart from the holes where the radios & grille lights were fitted its extremely standard. It can't have been used as a squad car cos it couldn't catch a cold!

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    Had the chance to take a ride out with West Mercia Police around 2 years or so ago from their driving school at Defford. Was out and about in a 3.2 V6. on National speed limit road and M'way I was allowed a top speed of 95mph. Was an unmarked vehicle but if I remember it was equipped with blue lights behind rad grille and on front quarter of bumper. 3.2 certainly did pickup very well indeed.

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    Pre -face cars were GSi's with sri interiors and wheels known as the 3.2v6 sri

    Facelift cars have an sri bodyshell and bumpers, sri interior, VXR engine, VXR suspension, VXR brakes and late elite spec 17" alloy wheels

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    The previous owners of my vec c, was "London Metropolitan Police", mine was stripped and lettered with all the lighting and antennas etc.. Its completely standard with no modifications to engine [Y30DT] output, it as a "tiptronic [automatic g/box], 6 speed fully automatic and 5 speed when driven manually. Standard SRI eqiupment had been removed i.e the cruise control, radio, interior lighting, on board computer switched off, and it had and still as the police calibrated speedometer. Most of the missing eqiupment as been fitted/replaced now, and reactivated with Vauxhalls Tech2, its great fun to drive, and goes like "stink" when you it the GO!!!! pedal.....

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    my auto is 6 speed manual or tip 1.9cdti 150

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