Carbon Motors E7 on Display in Times Square

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(Photo: Jalopnik)

CNBC this morning featured the Carbon Motors E7, a concept police car due to hit the streets in 2012. While GM and Chrysler are busy unveiling civilian concept cars that function more like golf carts than real vehicles, Carbon Motors, whose E7 is on display until 4pm Times Square, is offering cops a seriously badass ride.

Here are some of the features, as mentioned on Edmunds and CNBC (via Jalopnik):

-Integrated shotgun mounts
-Hose-able rear passenger compartment
-The front of the car has an automatic license plate recognition system that can scan 1,500 license plates a minute, then search numbers for prior offenses in a federal database.
– WMD/biohazard detectors located in ducts in trunk
-Trunk allows ambient air intake
-Built-in radar speed detectors and 360° surveillance cam
-3.0 liter, 300-hp diesel engine (runs on biodiesel)
-122-inch wheelbase, curb weight = 4,000 lbs
-0 to 60 in 6.5 seconds
-75 mph. rear impact crash capability

Carbon Motors is onto something. Some municipality will afford the James Bond-like vehicles when they’re released, despite the rumored $100,000 price tag. Now, it’s up to cutting-edge companies like Tesla to create a bombproof civilian counterpart.

I can’t wait to see what happens when a few well-heeled police departments purchase the cars, leaving those stuck with Crown Vics drooling in their wake.

  • derek

    i think civilian cars should be as equal to this, look out for the 2012 police state & plenty of asshole cops thinking their badass wielding this lol.

  • Around the Fur

    You know, as cool as this car is, I would not be offended or upset, rather happy even, to be pulled over by one of these. Or if Dodge would make an actual police package for its Charger. Either one, it makes me happy to be pulled over…not that I want to be…