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Recently, the Australian Victoria Police got its hands on a Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe to add to its fleet of patrol cars. Not wanting to be outdone by its peers, the New South Wales (NSW) has gotten itself a new set of wheels as well – a V8-powered Lexus RC F.

The new police car will unfortunately be relegated to become a multi-purpose vehicle for the NSW Police, participating in roadside campaigns to promote road safety, as well as featuring as a static display at community engagement activities. Therefore, there won’t be a real life Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit scenario being played out here.

The coupe will operate in the NSW Police’s Southern Region, which is based in Wollongong and encompasses a vast area from Deniliquin Local Area Command in the west to Goulburn and Griffith at its northernmost points.

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“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 – a critical issue for all road users as we enter the Easter Period and colder months of the year,” Lexus Australia chief executive Peter McGregor said.

Though the RC F will probably not be pushed to its limits in the pursuit of justice, NSW Police still dubs the sports car as a “potent new weapon to its arsenal.” Which is apt, considering the 5.0 litre naturally-aspirated V8 under the bonnet dishes out 470 hp at 7,100 rpm and 530 Nm from 4,800 to 5,600 rpm.