Texas Police Department Seize 1,000 HP Corvette; Keep It


Back in the summer of 2011, the New Braunfels, Texas Police Department, the Comal County Metro Narcotics Task Force, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) teamed up to make a huge bust.

Turns out, this bust ended a year long investigation, breaking up a gigantic drug trafficking cell linked to the gang La Familia Michoacana, which moved roughly 25 pounds of methamphetamine into the San Antonio area each and every month. Along with tons of drugs, they seized over a million dollars worth of jewelry, guns, cash, and cars– one of those cars being this C6 Z06 Chevrolet Corvette.

We don’t have any specifics but obviously the car is heavily modified, pushing upwards of 1,000 horsepower and, as we can see from the photos, sporting a Wilwood big brake kit.

Eventually, after the case was settled, the 1,005-horsepower Corvette somehow wound back up in the Police Department’s hands and, like any person with a brain would, they kept it. They decided to put some of the seized funds to use; fixed it up, wrapped it black and white, and threw on some police lights to make it into what might just be the coolest cop car to date.

Sadly (well maybe luckily), the car, now named “Coptimus Prime,” won’t be used as a patrol car, but will instead be used as a community outreach vehicle, attending parades, school-related functions, and other local events. Eventually, the department plans to send the car to auction to raise money for training, equipment purchases, and other community outreach efforts.

To be honest, if we were in the area, we would probably be keeping an eye out at local auctions.

About the author

Jenna Schiebe

Jenna’s passion for cars began at the age of 16 during the process of purchasing her first vehicle. Soon after being introduced to modifications and the car scene by her brother, she became addicted to all things automotive. With a special interest in Japanese vehicles, Jenna has recently taken an interest in euros, as she is eager to learn the ins and outs of all vehicles over time.
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