According to Wake County Manager David Cooke the car was seized from a drug deal. Cook said he didn't have any other details.
The Wake County Sheriff's Office said the car was not purchased at an auction as originally reported on ABC11.com.
Wake County isn't the first to use souped up cars.
Former Davidson County Sheriff Gerald Hege had a Chevrolet Impala SS with a Corvette engine.
Former Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Barker used several Camaro Z28s for traffic enforcement.