• Jan 29, 2008
Bob Lutz has just posted a photochop on his GM Fastlane Blog of what the Corvette ZR1 could look like donning Michigan State Police livery. Bound to be the bane of speeders in the Wolverine state, the Corvette is sporting all the cop car traits necessary to scare the living Hell out of law breakers, including the prerequisite light bar, bumper guard (!) and spotlights. We, however, are particularly partial to the blacked out 20-spoke rollers. Despite lacking nanotechnology and more spoiler blades than a Cuisinart, we think this imaginary ZR1 cop car could give the new sci fi-inspired GT500KR-based KITT car a run for its money.

UPDATE: GM let us know this is not a prototype or anything official that implies a ZR1 cop car would actually be built. Someone sent this photoshopped pic of the ZR1 cop car to Lutz and he liked it enough to throw it up on his blog, much to the surprise of the PR department who didn't know anything about when we called.

[Source: GM Fastlane Blog]



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      Tom S
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why is this a surprise? Connecticut at one point (and may still) have a Dodge Viper R/T 10 in the ranks of its State Troopers' vehicles. Maryland has 2005-2006 Mustang GTs (some outfitted with superchargers, given away by the whistle as I passed by them after they pulled somebody over). In the '80s, Florida had Fox-body Mustang GT police interceptors. A Corvette in police trim really wouldn't surprise me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Florida isn't the only state that uses Corvettes, Ohio had at least one of them 10 years ago. I think they got it the same way that Florida does.
      Gary Robinson
      • 6 Years Ago
      Florida State Troopers have been Corvettes and Mustangs for years.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Big deal. NJ had Shelby Mustangs on the NJ Turnpike in '66
      BREA
      • 6 Years Ago
      JASON: I'VE BEEN A CORVETTE OWNER. NOW HAVE A SILVER Z06, A BLACK ZR1, A COLLECTER'S EDITION. I GET CORVETTE MAG. EVERY MONTH. THEY'RE ALWAYS TESTING THEM AGINST OTHER CARS. 2 YEARS AGO THE VIPER WAS LESS THAN 1.0 FASTER THAN THE CORVETTE FORM 0-60. NOT ANYMORE! BUT THEY CLOSE.
      • 6 Years Ago
      HAHA nuttier than squirrel poop AMAZING
      In other news, isn't a *regular* Corvette fast enough?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Shouldn't it have the traditional "Gumball" instead of a lightbar? What's with that.
      O.J.Simpson
      • 6 Years Ago
      Since I like attention, this car would be fun. You can "wrap" cars now with plastic advertising anything, so I would buy a ZR-1 Corvette, trick it out, then "wrap" it with generic POLICE decals. I would then have fun driving the Los Angeles Freeways at the speed limit to mess with people. Sometimes park it at a visible perch at a busy intersection like I was a cop waiting for speeders. I would love to watch reactions, and everyone slamming on their brakes. Pull in behind people and trail them for a couple miles making them nervous as all get out. . . Maybe pull up to them at a stop light, roll down the blacked out windows, and let them see it was ME stalking them . . . THAT would REALLY make them nervous. Hahahahaha
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey! How come it doesn't have the Michigan Fez light?
      Dave
      • 6 Years Ago
      Lame.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car is just another thing that the police don't need, what about the homeless, the poor, and the jobless in Michigan. We the people need to worry about them, before giving the sick corrupted police new toys like this car. This is just another example of Michigan's corrupted goverment gone bad. They care more about the crooked police, then the people in Michigan that need help.
      • 6 Years Ago
      WTF does a cop need this car for. Honestly. Especially in Michigan?!? Cause you know...all those guys in the other ZR1's committing murders and trying to run for state lines...yeah...really makes sense...another f'ing waste of tax dollars...sucks to be you Michigan.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It won't happen... at least not for a LONG time. Michigan's economy is in the toilet and has been for a long long time. A recession for the United States basically translates to a depression for Michigan.

        State and city police departments have been laying off cops left and right because of huge budget defects. I heard on NPR the other day an interview with the mayor of Pontiac, where he said that they would lay off about 60% of their police force in the coming months. Since Pontiac is a huge TOILET, that's the last thing they need, but it still sucks.

        The rest of the state is pretty much the same. I doubt they're going to be spending $100,000 on police ZR1's when they can't even afford to pay police $35K/yr to drive them.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I guess it would help if I read the whole thing huh? Haha oops. But would you really say it won't happen? Hmmm....
        • 6 Years Ago
        * No silly. This is what they use when they seize YOUR vehicle :D

        Hmm, what with the nail clippers in the glove box sir? Can you put your hands behind your head please? Bookem Dano.

        This thing is Amazing!

        * What is the Order Number?

        Must have!
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