The siren of Gnoo Blas

Drivers aren’t likely to see this tricked-up super-powerful highway patrol car in their rear vision mirrors but they will be able to see it at the Gnoo Blas Classic car show.

 The limited edition Falcon GT R is Ford Australia’s fastest car and is fitted with all the latest technology to catch erring drivers but instead will be used to attract public awareness in breaking down barriers with car enthusiasts.

 The supercharged 5-litre V8 was the 150th built by Ford and will mark the NSW Police Force’s 150th anniversary.

The car is being brought to Orange for the show by Senior Sergeant Mark Stevens of the traffic technology section of the traffic and highway patrol command in Sydney.

 Capable of accelerating from standstill to 100km/h in less than five seconds, it’s fitted with the latest radar unit, number plate reading technology and a swag of on-board computers.

 The car is worth more than $100,000.

People can see it next to a genuine early-model New York police car owned by Orange enthusiast Tony Shepherd.

 The annual car show will be held in Jack Brabham Park on Saturday, February 9 from 10.30am.

 Several hundred cars will be displayed as well as motorcycles.

Special guests include motor racing legends Jim Richards, who will bring two of his cars to Orange, and Colin Bond.

They will be available for autographs through the day.

FLASH COP CAR: The Ford Performance Vehicle GT R Falcon will be at the Gnoo Blas Classic car show.


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