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  1. Nodz86 is offline ____________
     
    Location: Essex, England
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    Sussex Police get lightweight Lotus Exige


    Boy racers beware – Sussex Police have a new member on the force: a 140mph supercharged Lotus Exige.

    But don’t expect to see it careering around your estate – Sussex Police are showcasing the lightweight Lotus at events to get keen young drivers to talk to them.

    The police-liveried Lotus Exige – capable of topping 140mph and accelerating from 0-60mph in just 4.1 seconds – is touring Sussex to attract young drivers so police can drive home the dangers of reckless driving.

    Sergeant Paul Masterton said: “Many places in Sussex have a problem with youths speeding around, with their stereos blaring, making a general nuisance of themselves.

    “We get calls about it every weekend, but when we turn up they usually speed off in the opposite direction as soon as they see us. It means we can never engage directly with these young people, and tell them about the dangers they’re causing.

    “When we pull up in this Lotus, however, it’s usually them that are approaching us to have a look at the car!”
    Specialist Lotus dealer Dream Machines, based in East Sussex, has equipped the force with the Exige – complete with the Sussex Police insignia and flashing blue lights.

    Sergeant Masterton is keen to engage with youths in language they understand – the £35,000 Exige is one of the most sought after and highly respected sportscars on the market.

    He said: “A huge number of 17 to 25-year-olds die or cause other deaths on the roads each year, and even more suffer serious injury.

    “Any initiative which can help reduce these numbers must be welcomed with open arms.”
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  2. Speed is offline Can You Feel It?
     
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    Wow nice find +Rep Reminds me of this:

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  3. Nodz86 is offline ____________
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speed »
    Wow nice find +Rep Reminds me of this:

    If you like fast police cars heres some more I found in another thread that I was going to make on Forza 2.

    http://forum.tdu-central.com/showpos...01&postcount=7

  4. Nige is offline Buy American ....
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    LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Do Sussex Police really think showcasing a Lotus Exige would make the boy racers think about going slower ?????

    NO Way !!! The Lotus Exige means about has much to them as Classical FM does = IT MEANS NOTHING TO THEM !!!

    They might take notice if a Saxo in police livery had a chavvy bodykit, a sound system producing 1billion watts and a HUGE 50inch exhaust and stupidly big 19" alloys from Halfords then they might take notice but I can't see it myself !
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  5. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
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    They need to make a Reventon Police Car! or a Buggatti

    Plus, the video has been removed from YouTube - the one from you're post link.

    Still, very nice shots! - I highly doubt that the cops use these cars for chases, as the cost of damage would be too high!
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  6. Nodz86 is offline ____________
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by nige7 »
    LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Do Sussex Police really think showcasing a Lotus Exige would make the boy racers think about going slower ?????

    NO Way !!! The Lotus Exige means about has much to them as Classical FM does = IT MEANS NOTHING TO THEM !!!

    They might take notice if a Saxo in police livery had a chavvy bodykit, a sound system producing 1billion watts and a HUGE 50inch exhaust and stupidly big 19" alloys from Halfords then they might take notice but I can't see it myself !

    I think they will take notice of it, they do of the EVO's and Scoobies round here, well, when they are around that is.

    I can't see them justifying an exige, I can understand EVO's and scoobies but its like the MET with the Lambo's, I can't see how they justify them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Iced_Bullet »
    Plus, the video has been removed from YouTube - the one from you're post link.
    probably has the post is quite a few months old.

  7. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
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    Surly people will just make there cars quicker so they can beat it? Its probably just so the higher up poilce people can take it for a blast up the motorway or somthing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pherelas »
    Surly people will just make there cars quicker so they can beat it? Its probably just so the higher up poilce people can take it for a blast up the motorway or somthing.
    Lets be honests how many car chases req a lambo or an exige, not many unlesss its a properly tuned car, 9/10 times it will be a hot hatch with an extra large baked bean can welded to the exhuast or a nicked car thats quite old so wouldnt be able to go that fast.
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  9. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
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    A lot of Police forces have Lancer Evolution VII and VIII's to catch speeders. Speaking of high speed pursuits, anyone read about the one the Italian Polizia Gallardo got into with a Porsche 911? hehe 280km/h+
    I'm a bit mental.

  10. Nodz86 is offline ____________
     
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    I never read about that, bet that was a good chase to watch

  11. Baldy is offline Wibble Wobble
       
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    My local police have, vectra vxr's, a range rover sport supercharged, and a few mondeo st's.
    Another insightful post by Baldy!!

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  12. Iced_Bullet is offline Cheese=Milk's Death Route
     
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    We have the
    - several Volvo V70 Estates,
    - 1
    Volvo XC70,
    - a few
    Ford Focus Estate and normal (old models),
    - 1 Mercedes Sprinter,
    - and we have a new addition of a BMW X5
    - and the good old range rover sport (ive only seen that once thoguh)

    - oh and loads of undercover cars (mainly toyotas, and ford's main stream family cars)


    http://www.policecaruk.com/new/photos.htm I found
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  13. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
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    All i've seen in Hampshire is Skoda Octavia VRs, 3 series, and your normal focus's and stuff. Nothing intressting. Oh yer i've seen a couple of Evo's aswell, there quite rare though.
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  14. Nige is offline Buy American ....
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    I have only actually seen West Midlands Police traffic division use the V70 T5's and Volvo S60's.

    The usual cops use Vauxhall Astra diesels () and Peugeot 307 diesels () How cheap can you get lol ????
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  15. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
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    Drive on the B roads leading upto Loch Ness and you will come arse to face with either a Subaru Impreza WRX Sti (Silver unmarked), BMW 535i (prev gen) with Sport Package (Silver unmarked) and recently I heard they got hold of an Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII, can you guess the colour and markings?

    It's mainly due to the bikers and caravans though but they are always up for a chase and these guys can drive fast. It's like their Nurburgring!
    I'm a bit mental.

  16. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
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    Unmarked cars tend to be large executive cars, big Audis and stuff whenever I've seen them. Suppose roads are different to scottish b-roads.
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    In Holland they have multiple V70Rs, Passats with Golf R32 engines & R32s with diesel look. Would love to see one of those in the mirror lol.

    It doesn't matter how much horsepower your car has, it's about the smile on your face when you drive it.

  18. RB26DETT is offline Banned
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    gee. your police force have great cars.

    our police:
    * toyota corolla
    * toyota innova (i think this van was meant for the asian market only)
    * toyota revo (asian market too i think...)
    * nissan frontier

  19. Car Freak is offline loves dirt too
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    Nothing much here either. Toyota Corollas (new and old), Mazda 323s (new and old), Subaru Impreza 1.6s, Toyota Hiluxes, Mitsubishi Lancers (old old old ones), Mitsubishi Space Wagons, and some Isuzu pickups for off-road. Oh, and many Ford Tranists and Ivecos. For the highway patrol (we call it the Traffic Police here), there used to be E36 BMWs and Volvo V40s, but now they all use the MY05 Subaru Impreza WRXs


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  20. Car Freak is offline loves dirt too
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    Oh, and some department in Australia also received an Exige not too long ago


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