27 May, 2008

Hot Fuzz, tepid hatch

Plod - and they certainly will plod when they use it, have a new motor, a Peugeot 308 1.6 diesel.

The pugs are due out on patrol this month in the UK once Peugeot’s Special Vehicle Operation (PSVO) in Coventry have performed all the necessary changes to the standard car. The work includes flashing blue lights natch, nice loud wee wahs and all the rest of the kit.

Andy Bye, Manager of PSVO, said; “The 307 has been a success with UK Police fleets, and the improvements in the new 308 mean we have a very competitive proposition. Police forces are increasingly mindful of the operational cost of running a fleet, and their impact upon the environment. The Peugeot 308 HDi 90 S combines low emissions and strong fuel economy, without compromising its role

Apparently the Peeler's request sheet for their new ride specified that it must be capable of being driven over a ploughed field at 30mph by a man wearing a tall black tit on his head without spilling a confession out of the chav on the rear passenger seat.

The distinctly stinky gallic diesel may also have an effect on the driver training dished out by the rozzers too. High speed pursuit skills are out, in their place comes lessons in slipstreaming lorries down the péage and never, ever using the brakes. Ever. It remains unclear whether leaving a single indicator flashing, smoking a pipe and leaving an arm lolling out the widow will be mandatory.