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NSW Police recruits Lexus RC F V8 sports car

March 22, 2016

It seems like the NSW Police and Victoria Police have some kind of show-off battle going at the moment, with the NSW side recently taking a Lexus RC F on board.

Lexus RC F police car-NSW

NSW Police will be using an RC F as a tool to interact with the public, attending various events and road safety campaigns in the southern regions around Wollongong, Deniliquin and Goulburn.

The car, which was donated to the force by Lexus Australia, will also be used to appear at motorsport events including the Bathurst Six Hour as a race control vehicle, and at public events such as the MS Sydney to Gong bike ride.

Speaking about the new car inspector Jim Fryday from NSW Police Southern Region said the RC F will be a major help in efforts to engage with the public. Fryday said:

“There will be further opportunities at motorsport events to communicate our message to race fans while showing off the RC F in a very appropriate setting.”

What that message is exactly is unclear… buy a V8 sports car? The RC F features a 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 producing 351kW of power and 530Nm of torque. It is specifically designed for speed, capable of 0-100km/h in just 4.5 seconds. Prices start at $133,110 (excluding on-roads).

It’s unclear if the car will be used as a pursuit vehicle, with the press release only stating that it will be a “multi-purpose vehicle”, “playing an active role in roadside campaigns to promote road safety”.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • Michael Persiano

    Hi Brett, my RC F carbon TVD actually runs a 0-60 mph in 4.25-4.3 seconds, so the 0-100 kph is more like 4.3-4.4 seconds.

    • Brett Davis

      Hi Michael, thanks for your input. The best we have achieved is 4.7, although, the official Lexus Australia claim is 4.5 seconds (report edited). I have no doubt it could achieve a lower time in optimum conditions – 0.1 second could be the difference between a full tank of fuel and near empty 🙂

      • Michael Persiano

        I’m a capable driver, but I am no Mario Andretti. );-> Car and Driver achieved 4.3, MotorTrend a 4.3, etc. It must be the rare air up North and our heavy feet! 🙂 The torsen as you know will run it a bit slower.

  • godafoss

    Who said pigs can’t fly. Obviously revenue cam is doing pretty well giving the pseudo cops glorified toys to do exactly the same thing as they book people for,