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Britain’s wildest police cars

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Aiseam, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Aiseam

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    28 July 2009

    Crims beware – the police will catch you quicker than ever. That’s particularly true in Humberside, where they now have a 168mph Lexus IS F in their arsenal.

    As fearsome as the Japanese M3 rival is, it’s far from the maddest ‘jam sandwich’ on the beat. Stuart Milne and Ian Bartholomew bring you the police cars you’d least like to see in your mirrors.
    It’s not all fast cars and kicking in doors for the nation’s traffic patrol units. Well, maybe just a little bit.
    Humberside police took an incredible 12 months choosing between a number of high-performance vehicles before plumping for the hardest Lexus ever built.
    That must have been a tough year at the office.
    But there is a serious side to it. The car needs to be tough enough for active duty and plenty of space in the back for the local villains. According to Humberside’s bosses, the IS-F remained stable at high speed, despite lugging £30,000-worth of computers and radio gear.
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    We tested the Lexus IS-F last year and found its searing performance devastating. It’ll reach 62mph in 4.8 seconds, before hitting a M3-slaying 168mph top speed. But shy it ain’t, with a pair of vertically-stacked exhausts either side of the rear bumper emitting a pure NASCAR roar on the move.
    However, in the performance stakes, even the Lex gets left standing by some of the baddest police cars in town. Lamborghini Murcielago and Caparo T1 anyone?

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