Despite the product's overall cool looks and bulls-eye targeting, the previously released set of photos and limited spec sheet haven't quite show it's claimed capabilities. However, recent video footage and an updated list of features have cast a different type of light on the E7, as it emerges as a truly special car.
The car features even more gadgets than Skywalker's R2D2, sporting an advanced radar, Lojack, radiation and biological threat detectors, a 360 degree view of the surroundings similar to those found on certain Infiniti models as well as an automatic license-plate reader and a touch-screen plugged into an ORCA (On Board Rapid Command Architecture) interface.
The system allows the driver to access all of the car's commands by touch which is a much-welcomed improvement over the traditional knob-turning, scale twisting controls. Funnily enough, the manufacturer also lists a “comprehensive warranty” which we say its pretty obvious considering the amount of cash poured into its development so far and its special aluminum spaceframe chassis.
Night time chases? The E7 also comes equipped with an integrated forward looking infrared system (FLIR) as well as a complementary night vision compliant interior lighting. Shotgun mounts and optimum storage/prisoner capacity have, of course, been included.
We're not expecting to see the car in a Grey Poupon commercial, its likely to have a hefty price tag. So far, no pricing details have been released although Carbon Motors officials said that the car will be available for nearly the same price as the currently used police vehicles.