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Anybody can buy a cop car. The roadway is littered with clapped-out Chevrolet Caprice cruisers that cause motorists to instinctively to slam on the brakes while the driver rolls smugly on by. Not everybody can pick up a brand-new 2011 Chevrolet Caprice cop car, however, but a few dealers actually have them in stock.

A reader (Thanks, Manzer!) managed to spy one wearing the Detective Package guise – complete with tinted windows – and sent in a few pics of the updated Caprice parked at in a nearby lot. While we are sad because it reminds of the gone-too-soon Pontiac G8, we're happy that we might someday be able to pick up a used one for far less than the nearly $32,000 price tag these command when new.

What do you get for all that coin? Well the average Joe Citizen gets exactly nothing, since you can't officially buy one since General Motors closed a contractual loophole with its dealers that saw a few examples selling to civilian buyers. Johnny Law, however, gets lights hidden in the front grille and rear window, a modest cloth interior and Police Performance mode as part of the Stabilitrak system. The best part lies under the hood, though, as this cruiser comes equipped with a 6.0-liter V8 engine that produces 355 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque.

Do you happen to wear a badge and desire a new ride to stop the baddies? Check out the listings at Jim Ellis Chevrolet in Atlanta, Georgia for a few options to put on your shopping list.



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      masonperegrine
      • 3 Years Ago
      Because nothing says incognito like a car that's only sold to cops.
        kwa
        • 3 Years Ago
        @masonperegrine
        its actually a win for us car enthusiasts. most people wouldnt know the difference between this and any other boring car.... but we know better. ;-)
        KaiserWilhelm
        • 3 Years Ago
        @masonperegrine
        It is incognito considering its bland styling will blend in with the masses of cars on the road.
      AM2
      • 3 Years Ago
      :)) Makes it easier to spot a detective since this Holden-based Caprice is not officially sold to civilians.
      Paul P.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd buy this over the current Impala any day.
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      If police departments are going to start using these cars, then I gotta get used to noticing the headlights and profile of this car stat!
      postpast
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can autoblog please pay someone like 40 dololars a day to delete these stupid "I just paid" comments!! I know 100 bucks a day for a proofreader is steep but how hard can it be, come on.
        Matt
        • 3 Years Ago
        @postpast
        Yeah... This is pretty ridiculous, the top comment in practically every article is spam about some bid website... all of which are more like gambling then actual auctions.
      mikemaj82
      • 3 Years Ago
      yikes. my G8 is so much more stylish than this bland thing. And I'm surprised they gave it the L76. The gas mileage is good, but since this thing will probably weigh more than a G8 with all the equipment inside, it won't be great.
      to your email L
      • 3 Years Ago
      Interestingly is doesn't say Chevrolet anywhere on the exterior, I only see the 'bow tie' and Caprice as any sort of badging/labeling.
      Mewsie
      • 3 Years Ago
      If Chevy reworked the grill (maybe removed the bow-tie) and re-sculpted the trunk a little, you could have a really nice looking luxury car... at least from the outside.
        brian
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Mewsie
        Then it would be called a Buick Park Avenue http://0.tqn.com/d/cars/1/0/M/l/buick_park_ave.jpg
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      The car dool and longgggggg. Big motor tho.
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        Todd Fleming
        • 3 Years Ago
        really thats funny cause the media have clearly stated the G8 which this car basically is, was one of GM's best cars ever. which means your a total Trolling Moron of Idiocy that just spews crap for the sake of doing so. I smell trash please shut your mouth.
        NudeLove93
        • 3 Years Ago
        The SSC Ultimate Aero has a Twin Turbo 6.35 litre V8 producing 1183 horsepower. The Buggati Veyron has a Quad Turbo 8.0 litre W16. Using the inane logic of mouthbreathers such as yourself, the Buggati Veyron has a supremely underengineered engine, and is designed by incompetent spastics who do nothing but kick dirt and throw rocks at each other.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        While any good 6L pushrod engine can get 400hp nowadays, this one only makes 355 because it's a lower revving torquey mill. I bet that max power is at 5000rpm. Because horsepower is 50% dependent on rpm, the telling stat for a low revving engine is really torque which this has enough of (384lbft). Otherwise you might as well say that a 6.6L turbo I6 Cummins diesel is the laziest engine of all time because it needs 6.6L and a turbo to make only 300-350hp, ignoring the fact it makes a monstrous 800lbft almost from idle. And this engine is slightly outdated, I believe it was soon replaced with the 400+ hp LS3.
      Ikazuchi
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wait... 6.0L and only 355HP? Crappy mileage and power... good job GM.
        Rotation
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ikazuchi
        GM's 6.0L engine is physically smaller and contains fewer moving parts than an OHC 5.0L (it's smaller than Ford's old 4.6L, not sure about current Ford engines). So don't sweat it.
          AM2
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Rotation
          Ford's new DOHC 5.0 is an evolution of the modular 4.6, so it should be similar in size to the old 4.6 modular V8 engines. The 32-valve 5.0 DOHC "Cayote" V8 crate motor weighs 444lbs, the pushrod 6.0 liter L76 Crate motor similar to the one used by the Pontiac G8 and Caprice PPV weighs 195kg (429lbs) 15lbs difference.
        KaiserWilhelm
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ikazuchi
        As if 355hp is bad....and who knows what the mileage will be anyway. My father sees 27mpg on the highway in his 96' Buick Roadmaster, don't under estimate a big engine chugging along at low rpms.
          AM2
          • 3 Years Ago
          @KaiserWilhelm
          The lighter and shorter Pontiac G8 6.0 has an EPA Fuel Economy of 15 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. For comparison, the AWD Taurus SHO (which the Interceptor EcoBoost is based on) has an EPA Fuel Economy of 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway The 260hp 5.7 liter (Gen II LT1) Buick Roadfmaster had an EPA Fuel Economy of 15 mpg city and 23 mpg highway.
      • 3 Years Ago
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