This is the Bricklin SV-1. It was one car importer's supercar dream of the late ‘70s and it was a miserable, if spectacular failure. Surprisingly, a few served police duty, but that didn't pan out very well either.
Yes, a number of these things actually went to the police department in toasty Scottsdale, Arizona. Just as it is with Nissan Leafs today, the Southwest heat proved to be a problem for these Bricklins, as DennyCraneDennyCraneDennyCrane explains.