Wednesday, October 15, 2008

carbon motors E7 police car

i've been reading with great interest the stories that have been going around about a dedicated police vehicle. you see, almost all police vehicles in this country are simply beefed up versions of a passenger car. most of the time, over the past 20 years, they have been ford crown victoria's, or panthers as they are called internally. there are also quite a few chevrolet impala's. going back farther, dodge and chrysler full sized cars were a favorite among highway patrols because they still offered larger engine options. but, there are a lot of compromises that come along with converting a normal passenger car into a pursuit vehicle.

enter carbon motors. they are attempting to produce a dedicated police vehicle called the E7. composite, easily replaced body panels cover an aluminum space frame. extremely powerful diesel engines. hose out interior. full led emergency lighting. suicide rear doors for easier perp insertion. license plate recognition systems. biological threat detection system. built in car ramming bumpers at each end.

wow. i don't know about you, but the notion of running from the cops the next time i get caught blowing a red light just became a BAD idea.....

2 comments:

Chris said...

You've probably seen this but....

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/myfox/MyFox/pages/sidebar_video.jsp?contentId=7643420&version=1&locale=EN-US

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