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Think you could out-run a police cruiser? Think again. At least not in London.

London Metropolitan Police have apparently "acquired" two Renault F1 cars as pursuit vehicles. A police department spokesman enumerated a number of potential problems, including the noise, fuelling up, the overwhelming performance, no space for equipment, and the fact that none of their donut-engorged officers could possibly fit in the cockpit, let alone drive it.

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[Source: Pistonheads]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      As if the London Police would be allowed to run around in a car in the colors of tobacco maker Mild Seven.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Menice I replied there were only 4 comments ahead of me. Actually looks like comment no. 6 came in after mines (looking at the time stamp.)
      • 8 Years Ago
      heh nice fake? how come the left front tire sort of looks like it's floating?
      • 8 Years Ago
      London must have accidentally been given a Homeland Security grant.

      Someone on the other blog made a pretty funny joke about how this still won't be able to catch Ferraris.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_car

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam_sandwich
      • 8 Years Ago
      Can I sign up for the london police now??
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not a fake, it looks funny because it is sitting on a dolly. Just a publicity stunt by the Met Police, something they can show off at car shows like the Lambo they used before.
      • 8 Years Ago
      squish...did you read #6... it is on a dolly. click the 'read' there are more pics. it's not a fake
      gkz
      • 8 Years Ago
      i'm gonna take a wild guess that this is a joke.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Either the London police are on crack or this is a bad joke. Have any of them ever actually watched F1? Do they know that you don't just turn a key to start the car, and that it wouldn't be able to put around London waiting for a bust?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow. Can you say waste of tax dollars? This brings to mind that bumper sticker that says "Don't steal, the government hates competition."
      • 8 Years Ago
      I've never really understood some of the things that police forces do for attention. Personally, I would be more impressed if they could actually sove some crimes.