French cops buy Alpine sports cars to chase robbers

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French criminals will have to think twice about trying to outrun the cops, now that the police force is equipping itself with 26 high-speed Alpine 110 sports cars. Manufacturer Renault announced the deal on Twitter and two of the cars with a top speed of 252 km/h have gone into service with the Gendarmie’s rapid deployment unit, the Brigade Rapide d’Intervention. The Alpine can bound from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds. The remaining cars will be delivered over the next four years, all finished in the Gendarmie’s trademark blue, with striped red and yellow warning panels fore and aft along with …

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