Advertisement
Find a Car
Go!

Ultimate Cop Car Manufacturing RFP Sent To GA, IN, MI, NC, & SC


Carbon Motors E7

Carbon Motors E7

Enlarge Photo

We told you about the strange, cool, and rather unbelievable Carbon Motors E7 police cruiser last fall: aluminum spaceframe, 50/50 weight distribution, four-wheel independent suspension, 420 lb-ft biodiesel-burning turbodiesel six, and a claimed 250,000-mile service life. The company is now in the location hunt for its "Carbon Campus," a proposed site that would house the entirety of its operations and manufacturing.

Carbon issued a release that makes a big to-do about this search, claiming they will be unusually candid in their quest for a location because "having this dialogue in public will help drive the required private-public sector collaboration." Carbon Motors is sending formal Requests For Proposals to the following five states: Braselton and Pooler, GA; Connersville, IN; Plymouth, MI; Charlotte, NC.; Greenville and Spartanburg, SC.

Carbon Motors E7

Carbon Motors E7

Enlarge Photo

"Independent projections" estimate that Carbon's police vehicle project will create, both directly and indirectly, more than 10,000 jobs in the region that makes the final cut. They also claim a positive economic impact of $3 billion over a period of ten years.

Carbon Motors' claim that its E7 is making a huge splash on the "Pure Justice Tour." Rumors of Metallica or Megadeth headlining are unconfirmed. New pictures of the vehicle - either extremely good CG or some actual pre-production examples - are quite enticing; if this thing becomes a reality, it might well be the first domestic auto with an interior as good as Audi.

Carbon Motors E7

Carbon Motors E7

Enlarge Photo

We can't finish without pointing out that the release contains one of the longest, most labyrinthine, and most awkward sentences we've read in perhaps the past year: "Additionally, as we look to eliminate wasteful spending out of government, promote innovation in the private sector, and place a focus on the accountability and responsibility of elected and appointed government officials at the local, state, and federal levels to deliver on the rhetoric of new jobs, the environment and support for our first responders – we thought it best to share it all with the nation." Some details are better kept private.

Advertisement
 
Follow Us

 

Have an opinion?

  • Posting indicates you have read this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
  • Notify me when there are more comments
Comments (3)
  1. "Arrest me"

    Every time I see new news on this car I get all excited for a Robo Cop chase scene.
    If I ever see one on the road I will probably do something stupid so that I can be arrested by the coolest cop car in decades.
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

  2. "Making money manufacturing cars in the US!!!"

    I see this bit of news as both a proof that one can make money building cars in the US and that innovation makes or breaks car companies. Hope we hear about them again!
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

  3. "Cool"

    Looks like a Chrysler 300C with a Acura front end. Bert, you are right, criminals will look cool in the back of this thing.
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

 

Have an opinion? Join the conversation!

Advertisement
Advertisement
Try My Showroom
Save cars, write notes, and comparison shop with hi-res photos.
Add your first car
Take Us With You!
   
Advertisement

 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.
Advertisement