V8-engined longroof added to fleet to assist neighborhood outreach efforts
Audi police automobiles are nothing new — a minimum of in different nations — however most departments attempt to get essentially the most bang for his or her buck and order the bottom-spec A4s out there — assume material seats and guide transmissions. However that is not how the police close to Sydney, Australia will roll this 12 months after the most recent addition to their motor pool. The Lake Illawarra Native Space Command (LAC) of the New South Wales Police Pressure simply acquired an Audi RS4 Avant.
“Our use of the Audi RS4 will encourage folks of all ages to introduce themselves to native police, utilizing the automobile itself to assist begin up a dialog,” Superintendent Wayne Starling, Commander of Lake Illawarra LAC, mentioned in an announcement. “An thrilling excessive-efficiency automobile comparable to this gives a fascinating and visual platform for our neighborhood and youth engagement actions.”
The dialog we might in all probability begin is inquiring politely how the division can afford the $one hundred ten,000 longroof rocket. Turns on the market’s a wonderfully good clarification: Audi is loaning the automobile to the division for 12 months.
The Avant is on mortgage from Audi for 12 months.
The RS4 Avant packs a four.2-liter V8 good for 445 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. Sending that energy to all for wheels is a seven-velocity twin clutch transmission, with the full bundle able to sprints to sixty two mph of simply four.7 seconds.
“It is about speaking to automotive fans on their stage and having them perceive the expertise we now have accessible,” says John Hartley, NSW Police Assistant Commissioner and Commander of Site visitors and Freeway Patrol.
By “lovers” the NSW Police Assistant Commissioner most likely means hoons, however use of that phrase by police officers is probably going frowned upon by their superiors.
We’ve all been there earlier than, driving 5 or 10 mph over the velocity restrict on the freeway, once we verify our mirrors solely to really feel an anvil drop in our stomachs after we see the face of the native …
The livery for the automobile was chosen by Audi Australia Fb followers in June of this 12 months, with some 800 group members taking part within the contest.
“It’s vastly vital for us to point out our assist of the NSW Police Power, and particularly their youth engagement packages, as a method of giving again to the group,” stated Andrew Doyle, Managing Director of Audi Australia. “Audi has been terribly profitable in Australia over the past decade, and so we’re delighted to contribute on this approach.”