January 13th, 2011

OK, you can drive today

Posted in The Job - General by 200

One can just imagine the scrabble for car keys at the start of shifts in the Central Motorway Police Group, famed via their alter-ego BBC One’s Traffic Cops.

Their latest toy is the below Lotus Evora, a £50,000 168mph sports car.

Sadly for the guys & gals who patrol the motorways of the Midlands, the vehicle is only on a two-week loan.

You wouldn’t want to be the one who booked annual leave this January.

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5 comments

  1. Simon says:

    Does any Police Force really need a Lotus Evora ?

    January 14th, 2011 at 14:52

  2. Faulcon says:

    Similar in function to the Daimler Darts used by MetPol in the 1960s to combat speeding by bikers – worked then, would probably work now.

    January 14th, 2011 at 18:25

  3. john says:

    Assuming they get filled with the right fuel…….
    Mind you, looking at the ‘spec for the cars I doubt they are up to the job…..
    Composite body panels mean you cannot park it anywhere near anyone with a vindictive streak….and the alloy front chassis connected to the alloy central section means it will be very repairable, and just as easily damaged.
    Chasing a 4WD would be a bit silly…..

    January 14th, 2011 at 18:27

  4. john says:

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/06/08/bungling-cops-cost-taxpayers-1million-a-year-by-filling-cars-with-wrong-fuel-115875-21423189/

    January 14th, 2011 at 18:30

  5. Tony F says:

    GT40 anyone?

    January 14th, 2011 at 19:10

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