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West Midlands Police get 168mph Lotus Evora

Tuesday 18th January 2011

A Lotus Evora is helping police tackle speeding drivers in the West Midlands as part of a two-week trial (RAC).

The Norfolk-based sports car manufacturer has loaned the car to the Central Motorway Police Group for the trial.

It is thought the vehicle, which can travel at a top speed of 168mph and reach 60mph in less than five seconds, will be a useful tool in situations such as a high speed car chase.

The elite sports car will be used to patrol major routes including the M5, M6 and M42 motorways, and the M6 toll road.

Pc Angus Nairn said: "It's a very quick car and we hope it will prove an effective deterrent to anyone thinking of speeding or trying to outrun us.

"It will attract a lot of attention on the motorways but that is the whole idea."

Click here to read the RAC report.


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