TITLE

Lexus 'first and best' for Wiltshire Constabulary

PUB. DATE
April 2003
SOURCE
Management Services;Apr2003, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The qualities of supreme engineering, power and interior space and comfort, which distinguished the Lexus GS430, have earned the model a new role as the latest addition to the vehicle fleet of the Wiltshire Constabulary of England. Working at the other end of the spectrum from the pushbikes, the Lexus GS430 will be used primarily for patrols along the M4 motorway and will have a service life of around 150,000 miles in three years. The Wiltshire force was introduced to the GS430 with a two-week test, but such was the enthusiasm for the car, it did not want to send it back. Powered by a 4.3 liter 282 brake horsepower V8 engine, the Lexus has the power to move from rest to 62 miles per hour in 6.3 seconds. Top speed is limited to 155mph. The car's exceptional comfort will be appreciated by officers working shifts of several hours at a time, while the 510 liters of load space will ensure all essential equipment can be stowed safely.
ACCESSION #
11115959

 

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