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    POLICE INTERCEPTOR (repost)

    (Forgive me if I breach protocol; I needed a place to post an image.) Repoting from TeslaMotors.com:

    Police Interceptor

    dstiavnicky | December 10, 2012

    I recently heard from a reliable source that a handful of police departments are talking to Telsa about a specially prepared Police Interceptor Model S.
    Makes perfect sense for a handful of reasons:
    - a lot of time spent sitting around but doesn't waste fuel
    - moves like stink when you want it to
    - 3G and other smart technology built in
    - huge reduction in service costs

    The question is... can Telsa make a version of the car at a cost that these departments can afford?

    I'm not too sure about how I feel about this as a future owner (although many sports cars and otherwise luxury makes have been used by police in the past), but I do know that I will be investing in more Tesla stock. At this rate by the time I get delivery of the car I might be able to pay it off with my profits

    How would you feel about Model S as a police car or possible limo / taxi in the future?

    ArieK | December 12, 2012

    If anyone on this forum has some time to spare and some decent Photoshop skills I would love to see a white Model S turned into a police cruiser.

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    Here's a quick Italian version:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsoon View Post
    (Forgive me if I breach protocol; I needed a place to post an image.) Repoting from TeslaMotors.com:

    Police Interceptor

    dstiavnicky | December 10, 2012

    I recently heard from a reliable source that a handful of police departments are talking to Telsa about a specially prepared Police Interceptor Model S.
    Makes perfect sense for a handful of reasons:
    - a lot of time spent sitting around but doesn't waste fuel
    - moves like stink when you want it to
    - 3G and other smart technology built in
    - huge reduction in service costs

    The question is... can Telsa make a version of the car at a cost that these departments can afford?

    I'm not too sure about how I feel about this as a future owner (although many sports cars and otherwise luxury makes have been used by police in the past), but I do know that I will be investing in more Tesla stock. At this rate by the time I get delivery of the car I might be able to pay it off with my profits

    How would you feel about Model S as a police car or possible limo / taxi in the future?

    ArieK | December 12, 2012

    If anyone on this forum has some time to spare and some decent Photoshop skills I would love to see a white Model S turned into a police cruiser.

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    Here's a quick Italian version:
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    Not out of the question. After all Lamborghini's are occasionally used for highway patrol in Italy.

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    Polizei is German. Carabinieri is Italian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dborn View Post
    Polizei is German. Carabinieri is Italian.
    Believe the Carabinieri is similar to the SWAT teams. Polizia is for the police cars. (Not Polizei though...)

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    I bet those roof lights and antenna ruin the Cd. Prob'ly push it up to .28 or so!

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    OK, what about a more traditional version:

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregincal View Post
    OK, what about a more traditional version:

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    Need more aerodynamic lights on the roof

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    Reminds me of the Carbon Motors E7 - a fresh design on the police interceptor. I believe US built with a BMW turbo diesel 6 cylinder engine.
    Specifications, Carbon Motors Corporation - Purpose Built Police Car, Police Vehicle, E7

    The Model S has room for the police dog in the trunk and lots of guns/gadgets in the frunk!

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    It would have to have better cup and doughnut holders.

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    Wow I think I'd want to be pulled over just to ask the cop about this awesome car! With that said I don't think it'll happen. The price really doesn't work in my mind. I'm no expert but paying 50k for a police car probably won't go over well in this economic climate. And the biggest thing is the amount of rage Ford and GM's CEOs would have if this happened! The spend a lot on their police car R&D. Couldn't imagine but I guess maybe in a big-ish city...?

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