What Would Your Ultimate Cop Car Look Like?

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Now that we have video of the Carbon Motors E7, we believe that it really exists. The E7 does have a lot of what we want in a police car, including infrared/nightvision and a 3.0-liter turbodiesel motor. There also appear to be a few shortcomings. That backseat does seem a bit small for a police car and, honestly, we don't think suicide doors would have been our first choice. Given an unlimited budget and Bruce Wayne Industries-esque connections, what would your ultimate cop car look like? We'd want something tough enough to cruise the Gaza Strip, large enough to carry an entire squad from a jewelry heist and fast enough to chase down just about anything on the road. Something smaller than a Sisu XA-185 but larger than a Corvette ZR1 cop car. Clearly, we're thinking of the Rambo Lambo. And not just any Lamborghini LM002, the rare Rambo Lambo Estate fitted with armor, an extra fuel tank, r/c helicopter, nightvision/infrared, HUD and enough lighting to blind anyone within ten square blocks. What about you? QOTD is your chance to answer the day's most pressing automotive questions and experience the opinions of the insightful insiders, practicing pundits and gleeful gearheads that make up the Jalopnik commentariat. If you've got a suggestion for a good "Question Of The Day" send an email to tips at jalopnik dot com.) [Photo: Lambo Cars]


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What do you mean the E7 has "everything we want in a police car"? Are you imagining yourself on that side of the badge Matt? You're gonna' have to grow a better copstache my friend.

I'm not too interested in giving John Law any leg up on nailing me for driving at a sensible speed, rather than the posted limit, which is set for the lowest common denominator, i.e. feebs.

I don't want them to have ignition disablers, rocket-launched spidey nets or enhanced pit maneuver training when chasing those riding on the rims, spark-spewing scofflaws because I enjoy those tele-copter vantage point soap operas so much I never want to see them end.

I don't want the cops to have stealth light bars and the right to drive sea foam green cars so I can't spot them a mile back and can take corrective measures before they get close enough to see "what's all this then?"

SO, that all being said, what I'd like to see in a cop car is something slow, noisy and that sticks out like a Smith and Wesson-toting turd in a punchbowl while out on the road.

Maybe the best would be a Tata Nano with one of those oldie-fashioned bubblegum machine red lights on top, preferably driven by some scatter-brained hypo-thyroidal Barney Fife type of peace officer.

Could you just make that happen, hmmmm?