Police to recruit Big Cat

* Special new Jaguar XF for police * Based on 271bhp XF Diesel S * 0-60mph in just 5.9 seconds...

Police to recruit Big Cat

Jaguar has launched a high-performance XF for police use.

The police pursuit car is based upon the 271bhp 3.0D S V6, which can hit 60mph in just 5.9 seconds, but still returns 42mpg and emits just 179g/km of carbon dioxide.

Geoff Cousins, UK managing director for Jaguar Cars, said: Police forces are looking for vehicles that represent value for money, have good environmental credentials and deliver the power and performance required of a pursuit vehicle.

Police forces up and down the country are currently evaluating the car.