Carbon Motors E7 Police Car Gets 10,000 Reservations

...and this a sad, sad day for US based crooks. The manufacturer of the first ever purpose built police car (this means unless you wear a badge, you can't have one) has announced it has received no less than 10,000 reservations for the upcoming police cruiser.

"Carbon Motors are pleased to announce that they have exceeded 10 000 production slot reservations for the E7. The Company would like to extend its deepest gratitude to the hundreds of law enforcement agencies that placed those reservations from all across the country," said the company in a release.

To get you up to speed with the E7, in case you forgot, we remind you this vehicle, set to enter law enforcement agencies garages in 2012, is built from scrap. It features a rear-wheel-drive and uses a unique aluminum unibody architecture.

The car is powered by a 3.0l turbodiesel V8 engine, developing some 300 hp and 420 lb. ft. of torque. According to data provided by the manufacturer, the Carbon E7 will hit 100 km/hour in 6.5 seconds and top at a speed 250 km/hour. Being built to chase bad guys, it has less respect for trees than you might expect: it eats up 12-13l/100 km (28-30 mpg), and that's in combined cycle.

According to the company's website, law enforcement agencies will get to choose from over 75 options on the vehicle. We list some of the most interesting below.

  • aluminum spaceframe body structure
  • 75 mph rear impact crash capability
  • cockpit with fully-integrated factory fitted law enforcement equipment
  • integrated emergency lights, spot lights, take down lights, and directional stick
  • segment exclusive coach rear doors for safer suspect ingress and egress
  • NIJ Level III-A (or better) ballistic protection (front doors and dash panel)
  • purpose-designed seat for use with on-body equipment - Heated and ventilated seats
  • heads up display
  • reverse backup camera
  • remote start capability
  • 360 degree exterior surveillance capability
  • automatic license plate recognition system
  • video and audio surveillance of rear passenger compartment
  • 130hz - 350hz bass siren
  • nightvision compliant interior illumination
  • integrated forward looking infrared system (FLIR)
  • integrated shotgun mounts
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