Honda Civic Type R Joins Aussie Police Force But Won’t Be Chasing Bad Guys

The Australian state of New South Wales has just received an exciting new police patrol car in the form of a Honda Civic Type R.

The hot hatch has been provided as part of a 12-month sponsorship between Honda Australia and the NSW Police Force. As is often typical with unique police vehicles of this sort in Australia, the Civic Type R won’t be used to chase down criminals.

Instead, it will be utilized in the ‘Eyewatch’ social media initiative which was created to connect people with local police forces and to encourage citizens to be active participants in making their communities safer. With this in mind, the 306 HP (310 PS) Type R will be taken around to a number of different events throughout the state, helping to engage locals and promote positive dialogue with authorities, and will make its public debut at the Fairfield Police and Community Expo on March 16, 2019.

Speaking about the new police recruit, Honda Australia director Stephen Collins said the Civic Type R is the perfect tool to get the public interested in police activities.

“The Civic Type R has been engineered from the ground up to deliver the most rewarding driving experience in the hot hatch segment. It has proven to be immensely popular with customers, enthusiasts and the motoring media, so we’re positive the NSW Police Force will find it to be a great community engagement tool.

“At Honda we believe in the power of helping others, so this sponsored partnership with the NSW Police Force aligns seamlessly with work of The Honda Foundation and its goal of making a difference in the lives of people through giving back to the community that supports them,” Collins said.

While the hot hatch won’t be patrolling the streets, it does look the part thanks to its official police livery complete with red and blue lights.

more photos...
Tesla Model 3 Arrives At Top Gear For A Drag Race With A Twist

The fastest Model 3 goes against the Giulia QV, M3 and C63 S in a half-mile duel.

This Is What The 2020 Land Rover Defender Looks Like

The 2020 Land Rover Defender retains a boxy shape but has more curves than its predecessor.

Chevy Tahoe Gets A 508 HP Upgrade, Does Donuts In Celebration

Hennessey is behind the power upgrade and the smoky show was performed at the owner’s request.

Audi Considering Track-Focused R8 With RWD and GT3 Styling Cues

Audi Sport’s chief admitted that the racer could serve as inspiration for a hardcore street variant.

Genesis G70 Finally Launches Down Under, Starts From $59,300 AUD

The G70 is now available in Australia with a 2.0-liter four and a 3.3-liter V6 in three trim grades .

Porsche Recalling Nearly 100,000 Cayenne And Panamera Models Over Rollaway Risk

Porsche is advising owners to use the parking brake until their vehicle is repaired.

Renault Clio Cup, Rally And RX Unveiled With Turbo Power

Renault’s latest customer racing cars have a turbocharged 1.3-liter engine with up to 177 hp.

Audi RS5 Sportback Stands Out In California With Peridot Green Paint

The unusual paint scheme of this RS5 Sportback actually comes from Porsche’s catalogue .

Blown Tire Causes Terrifying Head-On Crash

The blowout caused the semi driver to lose control and hit a Kia Ceed head-on.

Researchers Target Tesla Model 3 In Spoofing Attack, Get It To Turn Off The Highway

Navigate on Autopilot appears to be susceptible to GPS spoofing attacks.