The Arkadelphia Police Department in Arkansas traded in ten of their aging Crown Victoria police cruisers for brand-new Toyota Camry Hybrids.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) has been testing police vehicles annually since 1974, and the 2011 model-year edition featured new entries from the likes of Ford, Chevy and Dodge. You've read about Ford's new Taurus-based Police Interceptor that looks to replace the venerable Crown Victoria, and you've seen our episode featuring the hi-tech Chevy Caprice PPV, but who wins in a head to head comparison?
While police departments lament the passing of the Ford Crown Victoria as their police interceptor of choice, they can at least take heart that Ford's replacements, new police cars based on the Ford Taurus and Explorer, have been validated by the Michigan State Police, one of two key validators for police departments nationwide. The new police cars replace the Crown Vic and Mercury Marquis, which went out of production earlier this month. Ford discontinued the vehicles because of toughening eco
A Dodge Charger Pursuit police car is a rather unwelcome sign in your rearview mirror. Especially if you've got an eye towards criminal pursuits and a mind to press your luck and your throttle pedal to make a run for it. Now, you better ask yourself... do you feel lucky, punk? Do you? We know what you're thinking. Is that Mopar-equipped Dodge Charger carrying the 292-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, or does it have the 390-horsepower 5.7-liter Hemi V8 under the hood?
The Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) featured in TRANSLOGIC 55 is basically the sum total of all the law enforcement community has learned about patrol cars to date. The Los Angeles Police Department is a powerhouse in the world of municipal policing; the organization has resources and programs other departments can only dream of. For example, they equip, modify and repair all their vehicles in-house. That includes service bays, a body shop, an electronics and communications divisio
It used to be that every full-line American automaker offered a version of its mainstream full-size sedan to make it appropriate for police duty. By the time 1996 rolled around, the Chevrolet Caprice, which was the last would-be competitor to the standard-setting Ford Crown Victoria, was discontinued, leaving the lucrative police market to the Blue Oval Boys.
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Polizia is a very capable police cruiser that just happens to also be an extremely desirable Italian exotic. How many police cruisers can go 200 mph while toting a vital organ in its specially made refrigerated storage? While Lambo and the Italian State Police thought of all kinds of neat amenities to make the LP560-4 the perfect cruiser, they neglected to install an idiot detection device and now they're paying the ultimate price.
Ever since General Motors announced this spring that it was killing the Pontiac brand as part of its restructuring, fans of the Holden-developed G8 sedan have been clamoring to save it as a Chevrolet. After company officials repeatedly said over the past two months that no such thing would happen, Bob Lutz re-lit the fire last week in one of his first pronouncements after un-retiring. Lutz proclaimed that the G8 would indeed become a new Chevrolet Caprice.
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