Chevrolet confirmed final specifications of the 2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV), and announced order and delivery dates. The order books for Caprice PPV detective package (9C3) in October 2010, and the first batch will hit the streets in April 2011. The Caprice Police Package (9C1) can be ordered from January 2011 with the vehicles going on duty from June.
So next year if you saw this car in your rear view mirror, you better pull up cuz you don’t stand a chance against its 355 hp V8!
“When we began designing our latest police vehicle, we went directly to our customers and found that they were looking for a rear-wheel, large sedan with a V-8 engine,” said Brian Small, general manager, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations. “By announcing the available specs and ordering information now, we’re following through with our promise to provide them with the advanced technologies that best serve their needs for comfort, performance and safety.”
The all-new Caprice PPV features:
— Comfort: Segment-leading interior volume (112 cubic feet / 3,172
liters) provides a spacious interior, providing officers with more
comfort for long hours on patrol. In addition, it has specially
designed front seats sculptured to allow for gun belts. The seats are
made with high wear material and have a seat back security panel.
There’s also an eight-way power driver’s seat with reclining back and
lumbar control, featuring quick-adjust manual fore and aft movement
for additional comfort.
— Performance: Responsive rear-wheel-drive and a powerful 6.0L V-8
engine, with 355 horsepower and 384 lb.-ft. torque, including the
fuel-saving Active Fuel Management technology and E85 capability. It
delivers expected best-in-class top speed and zero-to-60 acceleration
in less than six seconds. A V-6 engine also will be available
beginning in the 2012 model year. In addition, the 6-speed
transmission has sport shift calibrations for performance driving. A
2.92 axle ratio with limited slip is standard.
— Safety: Full-width prisoner partition enabled by front seat only head
curtain with side impact airbags. Rear seat head curtain side impact
airbags are available. StabiliTrak, GM’s electronic stability control
technology, provides a “police performance” mode for enhanced
stability during high-speed driving.
— Exterior: Vehicle has an overall length of 204.2 inches (5,186.1 mm),
an overall width of 74.75 inches (1,898.7 mm) and an overall height of
58.66 inches (1,489.95 mm). Efficient packaging allows spacious
interior, without showing it on the exterior. Standard 18-inch steel
wheels with bolt on center caps and wheel covers.
— Interior: Designed for five-passenger seating, the upper-center
section of the dashboard can be used for equipment mounting without
concern of air bag deployment interference. A certified speedometer
(160-mph certified analog) includes trip odometer, warning lights and
multifunction display with Engine Oil Life monitor. A Driver
Information Center with a “Trap Speed” feature captures speed when
tracking/pacing other vehicles.
— Additional Options: Available auxiliary battery to power police
equipment and full-size spare tire under a flat load surface. Vinyl
rear seat and floor covering also available.
“Chevrolet’s history with law enforcement spans across almost as many years as the brand itself and we’re ready to see the Caprice PPV report for active duty,” Small said.