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2011 Police Spec Chevy Caprice Up For Grabs - June 29, 2011, 10:32 AM

One Dealership Will Defiantly Sell Caprice Cop Cars To The Public - Autoholics

One Dealership Will Defiantly Sell Caprice Cop Cars To The Public

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Posted On: 6/24/2011 2:26PM SuzyBruisy
GM's new Caprice is a 355-hp four-door monster that's intended for police fleet sales only. But one ballsy Chevy dealer, taking advantage of a loophole in GM's resale contract that doesn't specifically forbid sales to civilians, will be making 13 of the cars available for sale to the public. Criswell Chevrolet in Gaithersburg, MD, is selling the cars for $31,000 to $37,000 a pop at various levels of civilian tricked-outedness. And yes, I imagine that by now they're probably all spoken for. See them below the jump, via Jalopnik.

2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle Specs | Motorward

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.
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BTW...I know that the police always have a huge preference for American branded cars for police and public service fleets but I thought that the purpose of that was to benefit the economy of our country. How is purchasing nearly 100,000 vehicles a year that are made in AUSTRALIA supposed to help our economy?
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Doesn't WildJester work for Criswell (or maybe it DarCars) up there.

That said, the Caprice is not the one you want. You want the Ford Taurus PPV.
It comes with a Twin-Turbo 365hp V6 & AWD!



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BTW...I know that the police always have a huge preference for American branded cars for police and public service fleets but I thought that the purpose of that was to benefit the economy of our country. How is purchasing nearly 100,000 vehicles a year that are made in AUSTRALIA supposed to help our economy?
Dumb nationalistic thinking. They believe that if it has an American label slapped on it, then the money if flowing back to America - not knowing that GM is really nothing more than a HOLDING COMPANY and each of it's divisions throughout the world act as independent subsidiaries responsible for their own taxes and P&L's.

Very little of the purchase price flows back into America's economy.



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$31k-37k for a Caprice
Billy Bob and Joe Six Pack will buy it. Trust me.



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Doesn't WildJester work for Criswell (or maybe it DarCars) up there.

That said, the Caprice is not the one you want. You want the Ford Taurus PPV.
It comes with a Twin-Turbo 365hp V6 & AWD!
smaller though..

If I were to place money on it, most police jurisdictions will get the caprice...


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Why the fuck do they need a V8? They should be AWD turbo i4's.
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Why the fuck do they need a V8? They should be AWD turbo i4's.
You know the American credo; bigger is better.

I live what the NYPD did. They made general enforcement patrol cars Nissan Altima Hybrids.

They have a mixture of Chargers and older Crown Vics for heavy duty or interception.



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smaller though..

If I were to place money on it, most police jurisdictions will get the caprice...
Not to mention that even though the Chargers look cool, they are cramped as hell on the inside with all the equipment.


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Not to mention that even though the Chargers look cool, they are cramped as hell on the inside with all the equipment.
FFX said no to them due to them breaking down so much.

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