The new Detroit cop cars with Top Gear license plates

Exclusive: Top Gear USA caught testing next gen Detroit cop cars

I recently came across a trio of next generation police cars sporting Top Gear license plates and when we caught up to the new cop cars, the three were driven by none other than Top Gear USA’s Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara and Rutledge Wood – and we have plenty of pictures.

Last night, I noticed a pair of Michigan State Police cars with a new Ford Taurus-based Police Interceptor, a new Chevrolet Caprice PPV and a new Dodge Charger Pursuit all in tow. It seemed odd for the three brand new cop cars to be cruising together so I hurried to catch the trio and when I did, rather than the Michigan manufacturer’s plates or state municipal plates, all three of the vehicles had the plain Top Gear license plates out back. Also, the vehicles had cameras visible inside and out so we knew that this had to be something special. Once we caught up to the fast-moving convoy of cop cars cruising down M-53 near Romeo Michigan, we were elated to see that the rear-most car, the Dodge Charger Pursuit, was driven by Mr. Adam Ferrara of Top Gear USA.

As a big fan of the show…color me excited.

As we continued to pass the vehicles in the Top Gear convoy, we saw that the new Chevrolet Caprice PPV was driven by Rutledge Wood and the new Ford Police Interceptor was driven by rally racing legend Tanner Foust. What we had stumbled across in our daily commute was the cast of Top Gear undoubtedly out driving the next generation Detroit police cars and we can only imagine that these vehicles are being used for an episode for the recently announced third season of the American Top Gear series.


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I saw the video, but since it was taken off, I don't remember if they mentioned Adam Ferrara or that conversation.