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NYIAS: Chevrolet Caprice Police Car: IT’S BACK BABY!

Posted in Chevrolet, New York Auto Show, NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW by MrAngry | April 2nd, 2010 | 5 Responses |

Chevrolet Caprice Interceptor

For years criminals, speeders and bad dudes everywhere were chased down by Chevrolet Caprice police cars. These babies are nothing short of iconic and have reputation for being some tough SOB’s. Now, after a 15 year absence Chevy is re-introducing the Caprice in full police garb to police departments all around the country. Understand now that the Caprice is not a rebadged Pontiac G8 although it does utilize the same platform.

Chevrolet Caprice Interceptor

Power is to come from a 6.0-liter LS2 V8 that puts out and estimated 355 HP and 380 lb-ft of torque. These are some pretty good numbers considering the competition. For instance, the Dodge Charger police car puts out 340 HP and the new Ford Taurus Interceptor has 365 HP. Sure, the Caprice is a big car, but with this added grunt it should be nothing short of spectacular, especially when high speed pursuits come into play. It’s going to be interesting to see who comes out on top in the new police car wars. As mentioned, Dodge is already out there fighting crime with the Charger, Ford is about to let the Taurus loose and Chevy, well… let’s just say with these babies on the road criminals everywhere best find some very quick new getaway cars.

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5 Responses

  1. Ix says:

    Definitely a response to Carbon Motors’ custom police-only cop car. It’ll be interesting to see what police stations across the country end up using.

  2. Metaliox says:

    Very impressed with the powertrain but it looks kind of…………….wimpy. Well compared to the Charger anyway.

  3. mark says:

    they look wimpy because they are a rebadged holden statesman, a luxury long wheelbase version of the commodore (G8) preferred for use as government official vehicles and limos lol…

    the 3 main aussie cop cars are ford falcon f6 (4.0 6cyl turbo) falcon xr8 (boss 290 v8) and a holden commodore ss (6.0 v8) and they come either in full livery or completely unmarked…

  4. rdk says:

    These new caprices look wimpy and tame compared to the boxy Caprices of the 80’s and 93-96 Caprices. This just looks like a overblown Wimpala.

  5. Edward King says:

    it looks very nice ,but it dosent look like it will do well over speed bumbs.