The Charger, despite its 340hp V8, gets better gas mileage than the city's less-powerful Crown Vics. It's also significantly faster, running to 60 in 6.5 sec and topping out at 150mph. Perps thinking they can outrun the cops at 2 in the morning on the FDR are going to find they've miscalculated badly.
Easily the toughest-looking cop car on the market , and by far the coolest since the Special Service Mustang, the only issue I have with the NYPD's new Charger is the white livery. NYPD switched to white several years ago because it's cheaper, but these bad boys would have looked A-OK in the old-school blue.
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[Source: AM New York]