Apparently the law enforcement in UK is finally going to let go of the Vauxhall and Volvo diesels and use more decent cars fighting against crime! A while ago they announced a new fleet of BMWs for the service, and now they are testing Lotus Evora sportscar for the highway Police. The car was first shown at Autosport Show in Birmingham.
After the show it will report to duty at the Central Motorway Police Group (CPMG) and undergo a one week trial. The Evora is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 developing 276 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. So the crooks of Britain, you have been warned. Make sure your getaway car has at least 300 hp!
Gino Rosato, Director of Corporate Operations at Lotus comments: ‘Lotus is proud to take part in this and similar initiatives to help create a safer road culture for our customers and other road users. We believe that you do not have to compromise fun for speed and to that effect we build sportscars that are fun to drive within legal limits! We will be working with Officers from CMPG to teach them how to get the best from the Lotus Evora at our test track to ensure that any high-speed activity is as safe and effective as possible.”
PC Steven Rounds from, CMPG said: “The Lotus is a visually stunning machine which offers us the opportunity to engage with the public, reinforce and promote the life-saving messages of road safety.”