• Nov 2nd 2006 at 1:50PM
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Exactly how fast are British motorists driving, anyway? Apparently the Renault F1 car just wasn't enough for their highway patrol, so the London Met Police have procured a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 into their motor pool.

Unlike the Italian police who received a patrol-prepped Gallardo pursuit vehicle from Lamborghini, it looks like (as with the F1 car) the London bobbies won't actually be keeping or using this car, admitting (or reassuring British taxpayers) that the exotic was not actually paid for with public funds. Most of the Lambo's grey paintjob was left in tact, with yellow and blue checkers pasted down the sides and lights on the roof.

The car is part of an exhibition at the MPH '06 car show in Birmingham. The photo shoot reportedly had to be hurried as the spectacle was in danger of causing traffic accidents, and during the eight miles the constables drove it, it was pulled over twice by other curious cops.

[Source: Piston Head]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      loving it,
      by now I wish I was one of the cops on the department that is going to drive this baby, even if it was only once a month
      • 8 Years Ago
      Outrageous in every way, right down to the checkerboard robin's egg blue and chartruese side paint! Probably one of the most beautiful production supercars ever produced and the cops get to run with it! Sweet and sad, depending on whether you're looking out the windshield driving this bullet, or looking in the rearview mirror seeing it fly up behind you. Great post, thanks!
      • 8 Years Ago
      For a few secs I was Terrified
      Was Afraid I would not be able to Outrun the Motorway Patrol Anymore,
      It seems Im Still Okay
      Wonder for how long though ??
      • 8 Years Ago
      lmao, awesome :P
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wouldn't it be great if the license plate had a 'D' instead of 'Y'?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yawn... they do the "Police" thing with so many cars nowadays. Pure marketing ploys. Wise up people!
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is police car or a graffiti car ?

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