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Lexus RC F sports coupe is your weird cop car du jour

This one belongs to the New South Wales police force, all the way down in Australia.


When a police car ends up on an automotive site, it's usually there for one of two reasons. One, it's a ridiculous sports car, like Dubai's McLaren 650S. Two, it's involved in some neat video, like the one where Ford displays its new ballistic armor. The New South Wales Police are here for the former.

The car in question is a Lexus RC F, a 467-horsepower coupe positioned as a grand-touring alternative to the BMW M4 and the Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe. The one you see here belongs to the New South Wales Police, in the southeastern part of Australia.

While it might seem like the perfect vehicle for high-speed pursuits and dispensing speeding tickets, it won't be on active duty at all. Instead, it'll be used as a marketing vehicle, helping bring attention to roadside campaigns and community activities. It also worked on-track during the Bathurst Six Hour endurance race over Easter weekend.

You probably wouldn't want to see this car engaging in chases, anyhow. There's no reinforcement up front, so any sort of PIT maneuver or physical contact in general would result in some gnarly battle scars that wouldn't be cheap to fix. Considering the car is a gift from Lexus Australia, it's probably best not to wreck it.

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