Police handed Lotus Evora pursuit car

Nic Cackett

It isn't often that we envy the traffic coppers tasked with patrolling the M6, but we'd happily turn 'smoky' if it meant being handed the keys to West Midlands police's new motorway squad car.

The traffic unit has just received a Lotus Evora for a four-week evaluation. The 280bhp 3.5-litre V6 sports car has been cloaked in police livery and blue lights for the job.