Besides the lights, antennas, and police decals, the main difference with respect to the other production vehicles is the braking system.
To keep at bay the 270 kW and 530 Nm of torque in the 4-litre turbo engine of the Falcon XR6, the car is equipped with Brembo brakes composed of 4-piston fixed calipers and forged discs. This braking system guarantees a rapid response time and accurate stopping capability, even during long pursuits that are characterised by intense, repetitive braking.
However, the eminent closing of the two production hubs in Australia will force the police to change its supplier: Ford is scheduled to shut down its plant in October and Holden will close up shop by the end of 2017. Different hypothesis are being examined carefully, including vehicles that have Brembo braking systems as original equipment.
Once again, the availability of superior braking systems will make the difference.