In most parts of the world, the 2015 Lexus RC F might seem like an unusual pick for a police car, but in Dubai, it’s a relatively tame one. Over the last couple of years, the Dubai Police has been touting its ever-expanding fleet of exotic, high-performance cars wearing its signature green-and-white livery, and its latest addition is Lexus’ all-new, 467-horsepower coupe… not to mention a really cool two-door Toyota Land Cruiser.
These two vehicles join an extraordinary lineup of cop cars that include a Ferrari FF, Chevrolet Camaro SS, McLaren MP4-12C, Audi R8, Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Bentley Continental, a pair of Porsche Panamera sedans and even the Gibbs Quadski. These are just some of the vehicles that have been revealed on the police department’s social media feeds or in a promotional video, and that does not include the various helicopters and speed boats the department has at its disposal.
The RC F would actually make a pretty cool pursuit vehicle, but the sport bucket seats and small back seat might limit its usefulness for police officers. So rather than using them for crime prevention, the Dubai Police use these cars more for marketing purposes at demonstrations or as show vehicles. Still, knowing these cars are lurking somewhere in the city, it probably wouldn’t be a wise decision to attempt to flee the police if you’re ever visiting Dubai.
Click past the jump to read more about Lexus RC F.
We don’t know about you, but it might be some time before we dare to drive on the M1 or any other of the U.K.’s high speed thoroughfares. That is because we have just caught wind of the English bobby’s recent addition to their motor pool. Up until now the British traffic squad was using Subarus to chase down the bad guys, that was o.k. because after a few miles with the turbo spooled up would mean that the flat four engine’s top mount intercooler would be suffering from tremendous amounts of heat soak, lose power, and away you go.
However that won’t be the case anymore. Taking a page out of the American Law Enforcement handbook, the Humberside Police Force have decided to trade up for a couple of eight cylinder powered four door vehicles, but these aren’t just any V8s. They have decided to replace those worn out patrol cars with the most powerful Lexus on the market at the moment, the 415 HP IS-F. Aside from the already steep cost of ownership, the police squad also added almost £30,000 worth of additional on-board computers and communications equipment.
The Lexus IS-F has a performance minded modern day 5.0 Liter V8 engine capable of propelling the factory tuned IS from 0 to 60 MPH in only 4.8 seconds and reach an electronically limited top speed of 168 MPH.
Press release after the jump.