Last year, the German Federal Traffic Ministry and the Association of German
Automobile Tuners (VDAT) created the Tune It Safe! program, the goal of which is
to encourage drivers to adopt safe and legal tuning practices (and presumably
have them employ established German tuning firms to do so). To highlight the
program, TechArt created a Porsche 911 Carrera S police car for the Essen Motor
Show, where it would be displayed as the world's fastest police car.
With the Essen show coming up again next month, Tune It Safe! had to follow up the TechArt Porsche with something equally impressive, and turned to another well-known supertuner from Deutschland - Brabus - for the assist. The result, as you'd expect, is far from disappointing.
Sporting full police livery in the Tune It Safe! booth this year will be one of Brabus' jaw-droppingly powerful CLS V12 S Rocket sedans. With 730 twin-turbocharged horses stampeding under its hood, the Rocket lives up to its moniker with a 225.19 mph top speed.
God forbid you should ever see one of these things materialize in your rearview with its gumballs flashing, because outrunning it is not on your list of options.