If my hubby drives a police car like this someday... well that would be pretty hott. :)
Carbon is developing the E7, a purpose-built patrol car that will be sold only to police agencies. It has a BMW turbocharged diesel engine. The E7 is expected to launch in 2012, and the company says it currently has 12,500 reservations for cars. (I wonder if Orlando Police Dept. is on that list! Ha!)
According to the Carbon Web site, the E7 will use an aluminum spaceframe structure, will be built to survive a 75-mph rear impact and designed to last for 250,000 miles. It lists the performance targets at 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, a top speed of more than 150 mph and combined city/highway fuel economy of 28 to 30 mpg.
I want a ride! :)