And I don’t mean benefits like health insurance; I mean company cars like the hard core Lexus IS-F, with an additional thirty thousand pounds worth of optional extras.
Well, not quite extras, because if you know the Lexus brand well enough, they rarely come with an options list, as all the trick stuff is fitted as standard kit. It’s one of the brand’s main selling points, apart from the near faultless reliability and subsequent cost of ownership.
These options include on-board computers and communications equipment.
However, Lexus produce mostly soft luxury cars don’t they? Mostly.
But this is the Lexus IS-F, powered by a 5-litre V8 engine, which has been specially tuned to deliver blistering acceleration and a top speed of 270km/h.
After an exhaustive twelve-month trial with a number of different high- performance cars, the Lexus was chosen to replace the fleet of Subarus.
Even with the additional weight in equipment the car needs to carry, its high-speed stability in operational environments such as street racing was the determining factor.
Nice work if you can get it.