09 April 2010

Brit cops get new weapon!

It’s another Astra. Oh. Surely you lot can think of something better for our coppers to drive?

Brit cops get new weapon!

So American cops get the Carbon Motors E7, the Italian polizia get a Lambo Gallardo and the British rozzers get...

The new Vauxhall Astra. Oh.

Not that we should be surprised, of course. Her Majesty's Law Enforcement Community has a longstanding relationship with the dependable Vauxhall, so a jam sandwich based on the sixth-generation Astra was as predictable as, er, the sixth-generation Astra itself.

And, let us be clear, we are in no way mocking the Astra's capability as a Vehicle Of Keeping The Peace. If you wish to, say, tick off a couple of young rapscallions for, say, running a stick noisily over metal railings, it shall assist you admirably in that task.

But we can't help wondering whether our sterling bobbies need something a bit more... British and ridiculous to assist them in their fight against crime. So we want your suggestions. We'll kick you off with the Morgan Aero Supersports - if only because you could fit at least four policemen on those running boards, a la 1930s American cop cars.

What do you reckon? Use those commenty-fellas below to vent your ideas. And if, say, you fancied mocking up a police-car version and posting the results, that would probably make us very happy.

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