• Jul 13, 2010
2011 Chevrolet Caprice Delective Package – Click above for high-res gallery

A new generation of police cruisers is afoot. We've already seen the likes of Ford's Taurus-based Police Interceptor up close, and we've even seen General Motors opens the floodgates with a full raft of images of its Caprice PPV. While Ford has opted to use its EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 for high-powered police action, Chevrolet has taken a more traditional approach, fitting the Caprice with a 6.0-liter V8 cranking out 355 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

We already knew what to expect for the standard police-spec Caprice, but we've been extra curious about the special "Detective package" that adds some plainclothes stealthiness to the Caprice, especially as it seems to hint at what the oft-rumored civilian version of this car might look like. It's available in seven different colors (we'll just stick with black, thanks), uses all the same mechanical underpinnings as the standard Police PPV, and for the moment at least, remains unavailable in a retail model for John Q. Public.

Be sure to scroll through the gallery below to check out the entire PDF of the Caprice PPV's features.



[Source: General Motors via GM Inside News]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm actively pursuing loopholes to get one of these myself.

      Hopefully they're limiting them to "fleet sales" as opposed to "government vehicle only" sales, because the former means they'd be much more likely to leak to the general public.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Most of the Caprice I see these days are jacked-up with 20" spinners.
      Is that a cop option too.
      • 4 Years Ago
      i lol at everyone complaining about the looks on this, firstly it is australian and we have different tastes, secondly it is 4 years old, and most importantly what is a cop going to care, after spending their whole career in a crown vic a steamy dog turd is a step up.
      • 4 Years Ago
      To all those who say that this won't work because the Caprice is only going to be sold to police forces anyway: the average citizen probably couldn't tell the difference between this and a black Impala anyway, so it'll do its job well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Granted, the typical Crown Vic is either a police car, marked or not, or a taxi. Yet, between civilians who buy Crown Vics and the many Grand Marquis models running around, an unmarked Crown Vic just doesn't scream "plain clothes officers inside." They tend to blend in, unless they are sitting on the shoulder of an interstate highway.

      On the other hand, if you see a plain Chevy the size of a G8, it's a cop car.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Well if anything from a distance the car looks like an Impala...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Available in 7 different colors for a cop car? that's more than VW offers on the CC or Audi on the A4!!!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm not sure we're looking at the same cars. I count 9 colors that the CC is available in here. As for the A4, I see 10 colors available on Audi's website and then you can also choose to pay Audi to paint one in any of their available colors(like those used on S or RS models) if you so desire.

        Did you even do any research on those figures or just pull some numbers out of your.............head just to make a post?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I counted Gray and Gray metallic as one color. Similar with Black and Black Pearl.
        • 4 Years Ago
        So apparently shades mean nothing to you then.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The photo of the Detective model looks like the regular PPV but with the cop stuff poorly photoshopped out.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's such a cute looking car. I wonder if the cops that drive it will also be wearing short shorts like in Reno 911 and prance to your window asking for license and registration.

      The Taurus actually looks like you shouldn't think twice about downshifting and smashing the gas pedal if the lights are on behind you.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Your right, they should look cute! Not like they have should have any authority over you. Cops having authority, who would have thought.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Gruv, do you also hate the LEGISLATORS who make speeding illegal or a viable source or revenue as much as you hate the cops who merely enforce the legislator-created rules? And since legislators are voted into office, do you campaign and vote to get them out? Do you push for changes to your local laws?

        Or do you just whine on Autoblog?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Gruv,

        While I somewhat agree with your assessment that solely speeding is not dangerous, I agree with Oluseyi. I think you're directing your hatred toward the wrong group.

        Also, on the speeding issue... I somewhat agree. When I have told people that I had previously lost my license for speeding, they, of course, come back with telling me I'm a bad driver. I tell them that no, I'm a fast driver, but also an observant driver. I've gotten plenty of speeding tickets in my day, but the only time any of my vehicles have ever been in an accident, are ironically when my car is parked (or stopped in a traffic jam in one case). Of course, now I don't speed nearly like I used to. Usually no need to. And I sure don't want to spend another six months only driving to and from work.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Gruv, what happened? Did you get your license revoked for too many speeding tickets? That happened to me, and I still have the utmost respect for law enforcement. I'd just like to know where your exteme detestation for LEOs come from.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You mean power tripping? You mean being jackasses instead of being helpful? You mean acting like jerks because they have authority? Oh, that must NEVER happen....
      • 4 Years Ago
      "This vehicle has been designed for police work up to and including high speed emergency vehicle operations. GM restricts the sale of police vehicles and they are not to be sold to retail customers."

      F u, GM.

      EF. YOU.
      • 4 Years Ago
      No mention of a donut dispenser? How does this cater to detectives, again?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Has no one else thought how spectacularly stupid this move is? Detective car = stealth, yes? Not when you post every detail on one of the world's biggest car sites!
        • 4 Years Ago
        No. Detective car = admin duties. I know it is hard to believe, but there are actually cops that do things other than traffic enforcement. Process service, prisoner transportation, CSI work, witness interviews, etc. For these types of business, the police still want something that looks the part of a police car, but doesn't need to be marked. If they are doing an "undercover" operation, then they will be driving a 93 Pontiac or Toyota.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Admin cars and process servers don't need a 6.0L V8. Those cars would typically be V6 Impalas. The tech manual says even the detective package is designed for high speed emergency operations. So again, it would be someone who might have to pursue a suspect and therefore might want the element of some surprise. That's not something they'll likely get from a car that GM says it will sell ONLY to police.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That is certainly a problem I see with this. Departments use a lot of different vehicles for different tasks, and this one is overkill for a lot of admin uses. Impalas and CVs are still "pursuit capable," that doesn't mean they can't be used for admin duties though. Some departments will just do that though just to keep things consistent. However, being that Chevy isn't offering a more efficient V6 option, I think they may be selling to departments mostly for traffic control as a lot of departments can live without bigtime power (see Crown Vic). I am just saying detective car does not mean "undercover."
      • 4 Years Ago
      Has anyone noticed the engine? 6.0 liters and only 355 hp? what, is it from 1980?
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