A local Texas police department has a new cruiser on its hands: a C6 Corvette Z06. However, this Corvette police car won’t be patrolling the streets of New Braunfels, it’s being used an engagement tool for the community.
The police department took to Facebook to debut the C6 Corvette Z06-based police car, which it has possessed since 2015. The Corvette Z06 was confiscated from a drug dealer and has since gone through the black-and-white police livery transformation. In the process, it earned the nickname “Coptimus Prime.”
The department made it clear this is not a “new” addition to the fleet and it serves in parades and other community events for the time being.
Eventually, the police department will retire the Corvette from engagement duties and plans to sell the car at auction. Proceeds will help fund other community projects.
So, rest easy locals, there won’t be a Corvette Z06 in your rearview mirror any time soon.