Cops w/ Z06 = you lose

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  1. TestShoot

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    At least one sheriff's deputy in North Carolina won't have any trouble catching speeders. Multiple media outlets reported Wednesday that the Wake County Sheriff's Department has a Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Chevrolet said the car has a top track speed of 198 mph. Sheriff's spokeswoman Phyllis Stevens said the car didn't cost the county any money since it was seized from a drug dealer.
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  3. Jedi

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    Hopefully they drive it better than the FBI with an F-50
  4. TexasF355F1

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    Saw video of this on the news last night. Pretty cool looking.
  5. SrfCity

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    States, counties, the country is broke yet they can spend our tax dollars to tax us more with stuff like this? Stupid.
  6. Mrpbody44

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    Steve Metz
    Here in Camden County GA they have a Viper cop car. The crooked good old boy sheriff brings in $2,000,000 to $3,000,000 a year in confiscated drug money busting folks on I 95. It is probably twice as much but that is what gets reported.
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  8. atomicskiracer

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    they spent our tax dollars on a confiscated car? might want to read the story before you start complaining...
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    #7 nthfinity, Jul 24, 2009
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  10. OC Speed Junkie

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    Cost to retrofitting the car for police use, additional maintenance costs of a Z06 over a Crown Victoria. Loss of potential revenue from selling the car at auction.
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    #9 kito, Jul 24, 2009
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    When I was in NC a couple days ago this was on the news. They said that the car will be auctioned off soon and the $ will go to education. I'm guessing that its practical use as a drug interdiction car is over since it has gotten a fair amount of attention. Also, from the video that was shown, it looked like the only modification made was some drop-down visor lights.
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  13. Patrick_Bateman

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    Yeah.....until they come up against a Veyron. WOOOOOOOOOOOOSH
  14. ski_bum

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    Can't outrun a radio......
  15. agup48

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    Then comes the helicopter over their heads.
  16. 285ferrari

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    ALOT cheaper than a Crown Vic.....Throw some LED's in it---good to go..
  17. Patrick_Bateman

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    I know people who've done it.....with nothing more than a pair of legs and some skillful navigation.
  18. veloce92

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    damn! at least if you get pulled over you can tell your buddies it was a Z06!
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    #16 Aaya, Jul 26, 2009
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    e: already addressed

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