The Police specs of the new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X have arrived with South Yorkshire Police to the immense pleasure of its drivers, and the irritation of local criminals.
The latest model car will be employed together with the ever present Evolution VIII and IX in the Road Crime Unit where practical road policing is the assignment and officers will be utilizing the new vehicle in events involving drug dealers and car thieves.
The fresh member of the crew will be employed on the same objectives and at the same time as its brothers of the past generation, providing such a powerful visual effect that the car being chased will often simply surrender the chase and pull over, knowing full well that they won't be able to beat the RCU.
In addition, the Police Evolutions pursue fleeing criminals in groups of three, which, Inspector Slack said is often sufficient of prevention that high-speed chases are not necessary.
Besides being already a highly capable vehicle, the latest Evolution X will also be outfitted with all the latest Police hardware and software combinations.
It will, for instance, be equipped with the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system which permits officers to verify who the owner of a particular vehicle is, its registration, or if there is anything distantly doubtful about the car.