Australia’s New South Wales Police this week welcomes the latest addition to its fleet – a Lexus RC F. The V8-powered Japanese coupe is loaned to the police force by Lexus Australia as part of its road safety and community engagement programmes.Unlike Victoria Police’s Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe, which is tasked with highway patrol duties, the RC F will make its presence felt at roadside campaigns and as a display car at public gatherings. The car made its first public appearance at last weekend’s Bathurst Six Hour endurance race, where it was deployed as a race control vehicle.
That’s a shame, considering the potent source of power the RC F has under the hood. We’re talking about a meaty 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated V8, which packs 470 hp at 5,100 rpm and 530 Nm of maximum torque from 4,800 to 5,600 rpm. Equipped with an eight-speed transmission, the car hits 100 km/h from rest in 4.5 seconds, and reaches a top speed of 270 km/h.
“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.”