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American company Carbon Motors has officially unveiled its Carbon TX7, a multi-mission vehicle aimed at fulfilling all law enforcement needs. The company has opened the order books for the vehicle, with production slated to begin in late 2013.

It’s not Carbon’s first police-based offering – that would be the E7 Pursuit and Surveillance unit, which was announced in 2007. Despite nearly 24,500 orders from 638 law enforcement agencies in the US, the E7 hasn’t quite made it to series production yet. Carbon is changing its tack and is offering these agencies a special price for the TX7.

The 6.90 metre-long TX7 is powered by a V8 turbodiesel offering more than 300 hp and 813 Nm, and the oil burner is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission driving all four wheels. Carbon is planning to offer a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powertrain as an option.

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Features include a 10-person seating capability, NIJ Level III-A (or better) ballistic protection as well as infrared, thermal imaging and weapons of mass destruction (chemical, biological and radiation) sensors.

With a reconfigurable interior, the company says the TX7 will offer great flexibility – it can serve as an integrated command module, surveillance vehicle, prisoner transporter and personnel carrier, all housed in an affordable, robust and adaptable platform.