Motoring fans have often seen the type of car used in a high-speed chase as a key part of the classic police drama and it’s something that has really boosted the popularity of certain models over the years.
Now, Top Gear has asked 1,000 British adults to rank their most iconic TV cop cars from their favourite programmes over the years.
Top of the charts was the Jaguar Mark 2, used by Morse in the famous TV series Inspector Morse, closely followed by Gene Hunt’s Audi Quattro, which has become immortalised by its appearance in Ashes to Ashes over the years.
In third place was the Ferrari 308 GTS used by Thomas Magnum in Magnum PI, followed by Ray Doyle’s Ford Capris used in The Professionals. Rounding off the top five was the Ford Gran Torino cop car, used by Dave Starsky in the hit ‘70s American TV action series Starsky and Hutch.