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Chances are you’ve never heard of Carbon Motors, but soon you’ll fear having one of their vehicles in your rear-view mirror.

As the manufacturer of the world’s first purpose-built police cruiser, Carbon Motors did not start off with a demure family car as its platform. Instead, the vehicle was designed from the ground up for the needs of law enforcement. As if that wasn’t unusual enough, this radical new cop car also has a secret weapon â€" a BMW engine under the hood.

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Under development since 2003, the E7 features an array of features designed for law enforcement including automatic license plate recognition, remote start, siren, video and audio surveillance of the rear compartment, integrated shotgun mounts, spot lights and special police seats.


I'm not a car fan, but even I'm drooling. Then again, I don't consider cops to be the enemy of freedom.

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I thought some months back they had canceled this?
Possibly. It's the first I've heard of it either way.



That's a lot of unobtrusive firepower. How does the Taurus Interceptor compare to that?
 

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The Holden's(they made the Pontiac G8) they talked about importing will be the best police car. Taurus is too small inside, and not powerful/strong enough. Police like cheap, strong, rear wheel drive cars.
 

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Hmmm... Good, make it easier to spot the silhouette of a cop further away!
 

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Um, anybody else see the problem with this having a foreign engine? Has anyone here ever seen a foreign made police car in the USA that wasn't an undercover vehicle?

Edit: I hope that isn't the interceptor version. No wait, I take that back. I hope it is because my car can beat that thing in a race.

Also, is it normal for a cop car to only seat two in the back?
 

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Um, anybody else see the problem with this having a foreign engine? Has anyone here ever seen a foreign made police car in the USA that wasn't an undercover vehicle?

Edit: I hope that isn't the interceptor version. No wait, I take that back. I hope it is because my car can beat that thing in a race.

Also, is it normal for a cop car to only seat two in the back?

I don't see a problem.


BMW make some of the most solid and efficient engines in the world.....am I missing something here?.....
 

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I don't see a problem.


BMW make some of the most solid and efficient engines in the world.....am I missing something here?.....

only problem I can see is the cost of having a specialist work on the engine when in need of repair, if I remember right these foreign engines are a bit harder to tune up and work on than our normal US engines. BMW, Audi etc
 

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I bet it has rocket launchers hidden behind the headlights.

And it'll transform into a robot to fight monsters when necessary.
 

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"special police seats"? Extra wide seats for cops who have more saddle bags than the pony express, courtesy nightly visits to Dunkin' Donuts?

Probably seats more compatible with equipment belts.
 

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/thread.

The thread appears to still be open. Maybe you need to put brackets around it?
 
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