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DLE Urban – The 'Dallas Lieutenant Eve Urban'. Roarke designs this version of the 'Urban' make of car and gives it to Eve as her police vehicle.

It looks ordinary from the outside, but it has more hardware than Mira's office on the inside.[1] Peabody later sums up the vehicle with this statement: "It looks like crap, but oh, baby, she is loaded squared."[2]

Description Edit

Dull and somber gray, its lines were too practical, too ordinary for ugly, so the best that could be claimed for it was drab; though it did boast some shiny bits of chrome.[3]

Peabody looked at Eve's new car and said, "I don't get it. I just don't get how come you have to pick something so ugly when you could have anything. Like the 2X-5000, or the big, burly all-terrain, or–"[4]

Features Edit

Equipment Edit

It's loaded with state of the art internal data and communication (both primary and secondary).[3] It also has auto-nav[igation], holo-map, voice or manual controls.[5]

It has memory seats.[6]

Fuel source can be solar, noncombustible, and combustible fuel.[5]

It is programmed for her voice and print, so no codes are necessary. It is also programmed for Peabody and for Roarke.[6]

Performance Edit

It moves like a turbo, and verticals like a jet-copter.[1] Its vertical and air are comparable to the new XS-6000 and it's capable of going from zero to sixty [almost 97 km/h] – ground or air – in under 1.3 seconds.[3] It can achieve a 15-foot [4.5 meter] vertical lift also within 1.3 seconds.[5]

Roarke had it up to 210 miles per hour (almost 338 km/h) on the straight, road and air.[7]

It's very comfortable and smooth.[1]

Safety Edit

It's armored and blast proof.[1] Its body is blast-proof, as are its windows; it's a tank that'll move like a rocket.[5]

There's an in-dash camera with a reach of 150 yards [137 meters] in any direction.[5]

The DLE Urban is equipped with anti-theft devices. These include a "high-pitched scream" as an alarm and a "warning charge" that blasts would-be thieves off the vehicle.[2] It also has an electronics detector that will notify Eve if anyone has rigged it or attempted to.[5]

Use as a Police Vehicle Edit

It is fully equipped as a police vehicle with the alarms, lights, and sirens as required by the department, and a blast screen that can be activated between the front and back sections if she needs to transport any suspicious characters.[6]

There are no rules or regulations restricting Eve from driving her own vehicle on her official duties;[8] per regulations, as long as it meets code, she has the option of using her own vehicle.[9]

History Edit

Roarke gives the DLE Urban to Eve in May 2060, after her department-issued vehicle was destroyed in Promises in Death. It was intended as an anniversary gift though Roarke said he'd now have to think of something else to get her.[10]

It's the first vehicle Eve has ever owned.[11]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Kindred in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15595-6), p. 159
  2. 2.0 2.1 Treachery in Death, Chapter 1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Promises in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15548-2), pp. 168, 169
  4. Promises in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15548-2), p. 273
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Promises in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15548-2), p. 169
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Promises in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15548-2), pp. 169, 170
  7. Promises in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15548-2), p. 171
  8. Promises in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15548-2), p. 168
  9. Promises in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15548-2), p. 227
  10. Promises in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15548-2), pp. 168, 169
  11. Promises in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15548-2), p. 171