Humberside Police Gets 168mph Lexus IS-F

Wed, 29 Jul 2009

Humberside
Police has taken delivery of a Lexus IS-F in order to make life more difficult
than ever for those looking to travel to the region to commit crime.


Specially
trained officers spent 12 months evaluating a number of high performance
vehicles that are set to replace the current Subarus which have proved highly
successful in enabling the Roads Crime Section to target organized criminals in
the area.  Following a stringent evaluation process the decision was taken to
purchase the Lexus IS-F after the vehicle proved to be exceptionally capable of
remaining stable in high speed operational policing environments, despite
carrying the extra weight provided by the £30,000 worth of on-board computers
and communications equipment.  


Sergeant Mike
Peck of the Humberside Police Roads Crime Section said: “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.  The final product
provides a most formidable package and is undoubtedly one of the most advanced
police vehicles in the world which in turn enables my officers to deal with the
criminals who use the roads for serious and organized crime.”


The Lexus
IS-F has 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 and was supplied
by Steve Kelly, Centre Principal at Lexus Hull who has been working closely
with the Humberside police regarding the sale.


 


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