The New South Wales police force may have watched The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift one too many times.
On Friday, the Instagram account of THE-LOWDOWN.com, an automotive-focused website, posted a photo of a pretty fancy sports car marked with police livery sitting on the back of a truck. The caption? Simply, “Game over.”
Spotted by news.com.au journalist Harry Tucker, who identified it as a McLaren 650S, the highly-powerful British car is apparently worth around A$450,000.
In his driving test for The Verge, Chris Ziegler reported the devastating experience of running over a pothole in another low-slung McLaren 650S. “The entire car shuddered with a smack that woke me more effectively than the La Colombe coffee I’d just finished,” he wrote. “It echoed in my brain for the next several hours. I can still hear it. No one wants to hear that sound; it’s the sound of sadness.”
Sadly, it became apparent there will be no lucky coppers cruising the streets in this thing. NSW Police have confirmed it’s only a sponsored vehicle that will not be in operation.