Saturday, January 17, 2009

Cops finally get their 'own' cars


Finally. Purpose-built vehicles for law enforcement. Kind of makes you wonder why someone hasn't come up with one before? All this time, they've been driving regular passenger vehicles retrofitted to meet their needs. These cars are engineered specifically for cops.

Carbon Motors. Check them out. Pretty damn cool.

Look at some of the specs: (some of my favorites in bold)

Meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements
Designed to 250,000 mile durability specification
Turn-key built-to-direct-order - 24/7/365 call center support
Turn-key end-of-vehicle-life process
Comprehensive warranty
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
Vehicle dynamic control
Anti-lock brakes
Optimized approach / departure angles and ground clearance
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
Driver specific intelligent key
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

Optimized storage capability (compartment and cargo)
Integrated front and rear passenger compartment partition
Hoseable rear passenger compartment
Integrated push bumpers and PIT capability

8 comments:

Kelsey said...

Wow. That sounds pretty cool.

5150Wife said...

Yep, it is awesome looking. I even blogged about it last month. http://5150life.blogspot.com/2008/12/how-to-make-me-drool.html



Did they come to your dept? Did you get to see her in person? I'd love to.

kvegas911 said...

NOw, that's just plain badass.

Officer "Smith" said...

I have GOT to get me one of those.

Raindog said...

It still needs a PIT bar.

Mike said...

Sweet lookin piece. Can't believe it is designed from the ground up without the help of the Gumment Motors Parts bins.....otherwise the cost will make it die.

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Mike said...

Looks like this may be the powerplant...an excellent choice.

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/06/23/bmw-to-introduce-more-powerful-and-efficient-version-of-twin-tur/