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Crikey, it’s a Honda Civic Type R police car

Australian baddies watch out, there’s a blues’n’twos equipped Type R coming

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The Australians love a quirky police car. Clearly not in a hurry to be upstaged by Queensland’s Kia Stinger, the New South Wales force has gone for another, even shoutier far eastern performance car.

This is a Honda Civic Type R police car, and if you plan on making your escape by a twisting, turning back road, you’ve probably had it.

Well, if the NWS police would actually put it into pursuit duties, you’d have had it. This won’t actually be a patrol car, which is bad news for fans of cool police cars (us) but good news for fugitives in Boonoo Boonoo, Wambangalang and Bald Nob*. And everywhere in between.

Instead, it’s a kind of social media tool, PR-ing the NSW police’s work and its love of beating Ford Focus RSs despite having half the driven axles and 30bhp less. Or something.

For the next 12 months, it’ll make appearances at police events across the state in a hope more people will want to get involved with police work. Would a 316bhp hot hatch convince you? And perhaps just as importantly, do numerous police stickers help make better sense of the Civic’s styling?

*Yes, these are real places. Never change, Australia.

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