US police spend money from fines for the purchase of Ford Mustang

US police spend money from fines for the purchase of Ford Mustang

January 23, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

So they want to improve the image of police in the eyes of youth

Police officers in Pasadena, Texas, bought a new Ford Mustang sports car for their fleet. They took money for the car from the child safety fund, which is replenished with fines for speeding.

The cost of the car exceeds 49 thousand dollars (more than three million rubles at the current rate), however, the leadership of the police department considers such expenses justified. According to them, the presence in the fleet of a popular sports car among young people will help to establish relations and can make the image of police officers more positive in the eyes of citizens.

The representative of the city government said that the car will not patrol the streets – now his main task will be to participate in various parades and open days. According to him, the Mustang must break down the barrier between policemen and children: when teenagers see a cult sports car near the school, they will want to come closer and look at it, maybe they will want to talk with officers, which will help to establish contact.

The new Ford Mustang GT, which was purchased by US police, is equipped with a five-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine that produces 466 horsepower and 569 Nm of torque. Paired with this unit can work six-speed mechanics or a 10-band automatic. To accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour, such a car spends 4.4 seconds.