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LEXUS LC500 POLICE CAR: PANDA-MONIUM ON THE STREETS OF TOKYO

Posted by Glenn Rowswell on 25th November 2020

If you were planning a bank heist in Tokyo, you might want to have a rethink. Because the police in the Tochigi Prefecture are laser-focused on chasing down crims with uncompromising force.

And, get this, they’ve just taken delivery of a fresh new Lexus LC500 as a pursuit vehicle. Yes really!

If you’re unfamiliar with the model, it’s packing a whopping 2UR-GSE 5.0-litre V8 under the bonnet, all 471bhp of it, and it’s just about the scariest thing imaginable to see in your rear-view mirror with red lights ablaze.

So if you’ve really got to act all Ronnie Biggs, prepare an escape route and don’t expect an easy time of it.

Words Dan Bevis