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IS-F Lexus for Humberside Police
Let’s face it. Every one of the nation’s finest joined the police force so he or she can speed along on the blue light, breaking as many laws as the neenarr will allow. Come on, you know it’s true.
But until now, the Range Rover and the Volvo estate was probably the best the aspiring British cop could hope for. But now, Humberside Police have gone and taken delivery of a Lexus IS-F, thereby making the rest of the nation’s rozzers supremely jealous, and setting a new generation of Humberside’s joyriders to quake in their classic Reebox.
According to press releases “specially trained” officers spent 12 months evaluating a number of high performance vehicles in a bid to find the perfect speedster to replace the existing Subarus that the force employs.
Tough work, but someone had to do it.
The Lexus IS-F surely outdoes Regan & Carter’s Ford Granada, and even Bodie and Doyle’s RS 2000. It has, after all, a performance tuned 5.0-litre V8 engine capable of reaching 62mph in 4.8 seconds and a top speed electronically limited to 168 mph.
The question remains: What would you rather be staring at in the rear-view mirror – the lexus or interceptor from Mad Max?
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