Previously, one of my fellow team KDI editor had created an article on Malaysian Police Car, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X vs Carbon Motors E7.And now, the Carbon E7, the purpose built police car had got 10,000 orders eventhough the price has’nt been set yet. So can the 25 Evo X in Malaysia outbeat the 10,000 of the E7?
The Carbon E7 is powered by a 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine that makes 300hp (221kW). The Turbo diesel is coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The is combination sprint the car form 0-100 km/h in only 6.5 seconds. And the top speed of the Carbon E7 is 155mph which should be enough to chase most of the bad guys.
Cabon E7 Equipments
The car is equipped with a host of cop-centric features like forward looking infrared (FLIR).
Radiation and biological threat detectors.
A built-in touch screen computer with what they’re calling ORCA (On-board Rapid Command Architecture)
It has 360 degree surveillance capability.
An automatic license plate reader.
Built in high visibility LED lighting.
Carbon Motors has identified sites in Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina and Braselton as possible manufacturing bases for the car. The expected date of launch is sometime in 2012.