We’ve seen some wild police vehicles over the years, from Lamborghinis and Ferraris to the tiny electric Citroen Ami championed by Greek authorities, but this takes the cake.

    American police outfitting company UP.FIT has revealed the world’s first Tesla Cybertruck patrol vehicle, which could be cruising U.S. streets by the end of this year.

    UP.FIT already modifies the Tesla Model Y for police use, but the company has since turned its attention to the controversial Cybertruck and is now taking orders for its latest creation. Deliveries are expected to begin later this year.

    The company markets the UP.FIT Cybertruck as a public safety vehicle with police, fire department, military and tactical response applications.

    Imagery of the machine gives off massive RoboCop vibes.

    The large, angular police ute has been finished in a menacing matte black and comes kitted out with the customary flashing red and blue exterior lights, warning sirens, a PA system, as well as upgraded radio and computer systems.

    There are plenty of bells and whistles inside, too, including prisoner partitions, storage for weapons and specialty tools, and enclosures for police pooches.

    Not much has changed under the skin, but the repurposed Cybertruck receives forged wheels, a new set of rubber, uprated brakes and the option of extra off-road upgrades.

    “The UP.FIT Cybertruck Next-Gen Patrol vehicle represents a significant engineering leap into the future and we’re excited to offer law enforcement agencies the future of policing,” said Ben Schaffer, CEO of Unplugged Performance.

    “We’ve been thrilled with the direct feedback from police departments that have participated in our Cybertruck development and we look forward to deploying these complete UP.FIT vehicles to law enforcement agencies across the nation this year.”

    Based on the SpaceX campus next to the Tesla Design Studio, Unplugged Performance specialises in modifying Tesla products for use in motorsport.

    It established UP.FIT in 2020, which produces fleet and police versions of Tesla products.

    Back in September 2023, computer software giant Oracle showed off a rendering of its take on the Tesla Cybertruck police vehicle during a conference in Las Vegas.

    However, the company has since gone quiet on the project, leaving UP.FIT to take the lead.

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    Josh Nevett

    Josh Nevett is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Josh studied journalism at The University of Melbourne and has a passion for performance cars, especially those of the 2000s. Away from the office you will either find him on the cricket field or at the MCG cheering on his beloved Melbourne Demons.

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