By Ronan Glon
Saturday, Dec 22nd, 2012 @ 11:58 am
 

Indiana-based police car builder Carbon Motors has released a series of computer-generated images that preview the TX7, a massive multi-mission truck.

The TX7 is no ordinary off-roader. Designed to cater to the needs of law enforcement officers, it comes standard with a weapons of mass destruction sensor, an infrared camera and a system that detects gun shots. When properly configured, it can even be used to launch and control an unnamed aerial vehicle.

Visually, the truck adopts a chunky look that is slightly reminiscent of the E7, Carbon Motors' first - and only - production vehicle. It spans 272 inches long, 98 inches wide and 117 inches tall.

Pictures of the interior are not available but it can reportedly adopt a variety of configurations that range from comfortably seating ten officers to safely transporting dangerous prisoners.

Powering the behemoth is an eight-cylinder turbodiesel engine that makes 300 horsepower and 660 lb-ft. of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission and a two-speed transfer case, while nine inches of ground clearance help the vehicle crawl over obstacles smoothly.

Buyers who want a more environmentally-friendly TX7 can order it with an engine that burns compressed natural gas.

The TX7 carries a base price of $149,950 before options are factored in. Carbon Motors claims that the first deliveries will take place towards the end of 2013.