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23828The United Kingdom's venerable Autocar magazine has been on something of a roll lately when it comes to Lexus-centric news. Just a few days after two Lexus hybrid stories that were the focus of <A HREF="http://my.is/forums/f42/autocar-smaller-lexus-hybrids-394499/">our previous Front Page story</A> comes word that England's Humberside Police Force, which throughout this decade has developed an on-again, off-again reputation as the <A HREF="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humberside_Police">Blunderside Police Farce</A> has decided to replace at least one of its aging Roads Crime Section (RCS) Subaru Impreza STis with a Lexus IS F.

<A HREF="http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/Lexus-IS/241857/">The Autocar story</A> quotes Sergeant Mike Peck as saying, “The purchase of the vehicle was far from an easy decision and involved research and advice from the force fleet manager, financial managers and a vehicle dynamics expert. The Lexus was tested during a 12-month period, along with similar vehicles, and proved itself to be ideally suited in providing a dynamically safe high-performance chassis along with an electronically stable platform for the computer equipment. In the past this equipment has placed huge demands on vehicles, but the Lexus IS-F easily met with our requirements." Meeting their requirements also involved adding £30,000 worth (US$49,489) of on-board computers and communications equipment for use by the police, an eye-popping figure that almost equals the IS F's selling price in the U.S.

This is certainly one Lexus IS F you don't want to see looming in your rearview mirror...

Our thanks to my.IS member wlk20 for bringing this story to our attention in <A HREF="http://my.is/forums/f136/police-force-buys-lexus-f-394597/#post5943456">a thread in our IS F Forum.</A>
 

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Good luck running from that!!... However, I feel there is no need for police cars that fast.. the fact that most car chases are shitty cars and does the IS F hold a lot of gas? Anyway... hell, I'd be a cop just to have an IS F as a work car.. and abuse the power on the highways!!
 

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Fighting crime in Luxury is the way I see it...!!!

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=O omg... BALLERS!!! Cops over here drive poopy Chargers and Crown Vic Interceptors... proves how cheap and lame American society is...
 

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Pretty cool, but not much room for perps in that tiny back seat...

-Mike
 

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Seems like the Japanese have been making other people think...
<a href="http://www.japanesesportcars.com/galleries/img969.htm">
<img src="http://www.japanesesportcars.com/galleries/data/media/48/police_gtr.jpg" width="550" height="367" border="0" alt="Japanese Police Nissan Skyline GT-R" title="Japanese Police Nissan Skyline GT-R" /></a>
 
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