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Australian Police Get McLaren and Aston Martin Supercars 122

An anonymous reader writes: Australia's New South Wales police department has added a pair of new cars to their fleet that are going to be very hard to outrun, a McLaren 650S and an Aston Martin Vanquish Volante. The vehicles aren't going to be used on the job, but as a promotional tool to help raise money for the families of fallen police. "These sponsorship arrangements are designed to promote community engagement with NSW Police. This agreement is designed to promote tomorrow's Police Legacy Wall to Wall ride and celebrate 100 years of Women in Policing," a police spokesperson said in a statement.
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Australian Police Get McLaren and Aston Martin Supercars

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  • The vehicles aren't going to be used on the job, but as a promotional tool to help raise money for the families of fallen police.

    So I'm guessing that "outrunning" them is largely irrelevant.

  • by Coisiche ( 2000870 ) on Monday September 14, 2015 @06:19AM (#50517511)

    The correct question should be: by any chance is one of the officers assigned to drive it called Max Rockatansky?

  • Reasons (Score:4, Funny)

    by blueshift_1 ( 3692407 ) on Monday September 14, 2015 @06:38AM (#50517547)
    We need these because of... reasons.
  • by MrKaos ( 858439 ) on Monday September 14, 2015 @07:47AM (#50517785) Journal
    but Australians don't get a super fast internet
    • by Nidi62 ( 1525137 )

      but Australians don't get a super fast internet

      Don't overestimate the bandwidth of a McLaren loaded up with CDs rocketing down an empty Outback highway at 200mph.

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      Especially because it's probably not very much, those things are tiny inside

  • I like to imagine the Australian police driving something a little more like this:

    http://www.zupimages.net/up/15... [zupimages.net]

  • by argStyopa ( 232550 ) on Monday September 14, 2015 @07:59AM (#50517841) Journal

    Still not better than the last of the V8 Interceptors.

  • "The vehicles aren't going to be used on the job, but as a promotional tool to help raise money for the families of fallen police."

    Yeah. Why do charities or their managers always have to buy supercars?

    I don't get it. I surely won't donate to any charity where the chairman doesn't drive a rusty 85 Chevy.

    • I almost forgot. I also once tried to buy a property, but the realtor came to the location with a Ferrari.
      As you mi8ght guess, I didn't sign.

      Those guys really don't get it.

      • If you didn't sign because of the car they drove then you're as much of a problem as those people who don't sign because they drive an old beat-up car. You're basing your view of the property and it's price on a person who is delivering the paperwork, something tells me you weren't interested in the property anyway.

        My mum was a realestate agent for 10 years until the corruption and infighting in the industry got too much to bear, but one thing was certain, her business improved a lot when she switched to a

    • Nobody bought anything.
  • How are all these police dying in numbers that require this kind of money is spent to raise still more money? Are there lethal kangaroo attacks? Rabid sheep? Terrible drivers? I mean, Australia is frequently a poster child for gun control in the US, so what gives? I was told if there were no guns, that no one would die. So how are these guys snuffing it?
  • donated by car dealers, while US police departments are getting MRAPs and APCs courtesy of the US taxpayer, to be used for terrorizing the populace into submission, as well as the occasional no-knock raid on a suspected pot grower or whatever.

    If US cops want something like a Porsche or Lamborghini for their DARE propaganda vehicle, they simply start an asset forfeiture against the local coke dealer....

    • If US cops want something like a Porsche or Lamborghini for their DARE propaganda vehicle, they simply start an asset forfeiture against the local coke dealer....

      Since when did you have to break the law to get your assets forfeited? Here in America you can have your Porsche stolen by the cops just because they don't like you, no actual crime or evidence needed. Good luck getting it back too.

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