It seems they needed to find something which will work quickly and dependably -- which is obviously not something anyone can count on coming out of France!
Oh, I don't know. Those Exocets worked quite well out in the South Atlantic back in the '80s...?!
On the contrary, it would appear that those responsible for buying high-speed police cars in France have done the necessary research. I seem to recall that the Oz police bought a whole load of souped-up Volvos a while back, only to find them coughing in the dust clouds left behind by these Subarus...?!
Anyway, are Brits really the ones to raise this issue?!
I think there were a few Jaguars on UK motorways a long time ago but they're all Fords
now?! It'd be hard for the current UK government to justify PC Plod rolling around in Aston-Martins (a high-performance Ford with Escort door-handles?), though the Germans used to have a few Porsche Carreras to police their
autobahns in the past. I suppose a TVR would be fast enough, but a bit hard to see through the bonnet lid usually...or so I'm told?!