Lexus RC F joins Aussie NSW police force
It won’t be on the chase, just at publicity events
New South Wales is getting an addition to its police fleet in the form of a new V8-powered Lexus RC F. It will mostly be a publicity vehicle, playing its roll in roadside campaigns and community activities. Still, if you Aussies see it in your rearview, best to slow down.
The coupe will work in the Southern Region of NSW and will also appear at events like the MS Sydney to the Gong Ride, which is Australia’s “most respected and spectacular one day community bike ride.”
“It gives us great pleasure to provide the NSW Police with a stunning RC F coupe to assist them with their important task of promoting safety on our roads,” said Lexus Australia chief executive Peter McGregor. “It’s a critical issue for all road users as we enter the Easter period and colder months of the year.”
Lexus RC F for NSW police force
The curved-wedge RC F gets the company’s 5.0-liter V8 making 467 hp and 389 lb-ft of torque. Power is fed to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters. It’ll get to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 170 mph. We’re not sure how all of that police equipment will affect that sprint, but like we said, it won’t do a lot of normal police work. Getting a perp into that back seat would be easy.
ZF shocks keep everything planted at speed, while Brembo brakes slow it all down.
“The RC F will be a major help in our efforts to engage with the public at major gatherings around the state,” said Inspector Jim Fryday. “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.”