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Carbon Motors’ Futuristic E7 Police Cars Going Global


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Production for Carbon Motors’ widely anticipated E7 Patrol Vehicle is set to begin at the end of 2013 and it already has 24,442 reservations according to their official website. Carbon Motors is making the E7 available for international shipping and it may be a hit with overseas law enforcement agencies.

The E7 sedan is marketed as the only police car that was designed solely for law enforcement and it shows. We went through the brochure for the Carbon E7 and we’re tempted to join the police force so we can drive one.

Here are some of the specs for the E7 Patrol Vehicle taken from Carbon Motors’ official website:

POWERTRAIN / CHASSIS
Engine Forced Induction Diesel
Recommended Fuel Ultra-low sulfur (ULS) Diesel
Driveline Rear-Wheel-Drive
Horsepower > 250 bhp
Torque > 400 lb-ft
Transmission Multi-Speed Automatic
Front Brakes 14″ Vented Discs, ABS
Rear Brakes 13″ Vented Discs, ABS
Wheels 19 x 8″ Steel
Tires 245/55R19
Front Suspension Struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Rear Suspension Multi-link, coil springs, self-leveling shocks, anti-roll bar
 PERFORMANCE
0 – 60 mph 6.5 seconds
Quarter Mile 14.5 seconds @ 98.0 mph
Top Speed > 150 mph
Braking 60 – 0 mph 125 feet
Lateral Acceleration 0.85 g
Combined City/Hwy Fuel Economy 28 – 30 mpg 

Carbon Motors E7

Carbon Motors also announced plans to start production of their TX7 Police Van tagged as a Multi Mission Vehicle (MMV) around the same time as the E7.

The TX7 van has a sticker price of $149,950 for the standard model and is the most intimidating police van we’ve seen outside of a movie theater. When we look at the TX7 we expect to see Robocop emerge from the back of the van holding some mega-laser and some updated riot gear.

It may not be as flashy or as sleek as its sedan counterpart but it was never designed to be anything other than a tough land-roving machine ideal for policing.

The specs for the post-apocalyptic looking 2013 Carbon TX7 below:

POWERTRAIN / CHASSIS
Engine V8 Turbo Diesel
Recommended Fuel Ultra-low sulfur (ULS) Diesel
Driveline Four-Wheel-Drive
Horsepower > 300 bhp (224 kW)
Torque > 660 lb-ft (813 Nm)
Transmission Six-Speed Automatic
Transfer Case Part Time – Two Speed
Body Style Four Door with Dual Cargo Doors
Front Brakes Dual Piston Four-Wheel Vented Disc, ABS
Wheels 19.5” x 8.25″ Steel
Tires 285/70R19.5
Front Suspension Monobeam
Rear Suspension Solid Axle
Electrical High Amperage Alternator with Supplemental On-Board Generator
Battery Dual 750 Amp with Run Down Protection
 
SELECTED FEATURES AND OPTIONS
All-new purpose-built multi mission vehicle platform

  • Cockpit with fully-integrated, factory fitted law enforcement equipment
  • 10 passenger seating capacity
  • 4×4 off road capable
  • Reconfigurable interior
  • Command center / communications console
  • Aerial reconnaissance – unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) deployment and control
  • Prisoner transport capability
  • Holding cell
  • Evidence storage
  • Compressed natural gas option
  • Solar panel array
  • Weapons of mass destruction (WMD) threat detection
  • Integrated siren, emergency lights, spot lights and scene flood lighting
  • Exclusive coach rear doors for additional ingress and egress into command module
  • Anti-lock brakes
  • Run flat tire inserts
  • Optimized approach / departure angles and ground clearance
  • NIJ Level III-A (or better) ballistic protection
  • Reverse backup camera
  • 360 degree exterior surveillance capability
  • 130hz – 350hz bass siren
  • Integrated infrared cameras
  • Thermal imaging system
  • Long gun storage
  • Optimized storage capability (compartment and cargo)
  • High grip, easy clean floors
  • Comprehensive warranty

 

Seeing these vehicles in action is going to be a treat, unless they’re coming after you. As much as we like them, we’d hate to look into the rear view mirror and see those flashing lights behind us.

One Response to Carbon Motors’ Futuristic E7 Police Cars Going Global

  1. By Angela, January 10, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Can’t wait to see these on the road. Wonder if everyone is going to switch out their police cars for these?

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