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Old October 5th, 2009, 03:07 PM   #1
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http://autos.aol.com/article/chevy-c...ice-police-car

Well, it's official. General Motors has resurrected the Australian-built Zeta sedan for North America, only this time around, it's just for the cops. Set to arrive in your local muni's police fleet in 2011 is the Chevrolet Caprice police patrol vehicle (PPV). First thing's first: it is not the Holden Commodore, a.k.a. Pontiac G8 (rest in peace). It's a left-hand-drive version of the long-wheelbase, Zeta-platform Holden Caprice/Statesman. Many of you already know that this car is also sold in the Middle East as, you guessed it, the Chevy Caprice. Also, as had been rumored you can't buy one. It's a fleet special only, and we can envision fistfights breaking out over these at police auctions in a few years.

The Caprice Cop Special gets an E85-compatible 6.0-liter V8 dishing out 355 horsepower and 385 lb/ft of torque, and as you'd expect, the engine's duly ruggedized for police duty with oil, transmission and power steering coolers, along with a heavy duty alternator. And yes, the brakes and suspension are uprated. Cue the Elwood Blues litany whenever you're ready.

Inside, it's obviously outfitted with all the toys, including seats designed to accommodate officers' gun/equipment belts, a front-seat computer, and all the other stuff you'd expect to find in a police car. And since the fuzzmobile's based on the LWB sedan, there's plenty of room in back for you to relax should you find yourself involuntarily sampling the rear passenger seating. Actually, with your hands locked up behind your back, it probably won't be that comfy after all. Check out more photos of the Caprice PPV in the Autoblog gallery.

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Old October 5th, 2009, 03:46 PM   #2
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Actually, with your hands locked up behind your back, it probably won't be that comfy after all.
Did a road rally and one of the objectives was to get everyone in the vehicles picture taken in the back of a cop car. I was shocked at how comfortable those molded seats were back there with your hands behind your back.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 05:58 PM   #3
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no match for Carbon Motors due in 2012

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Old October 5th, 2009, 08:31 PM   #4
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depends on how you rank 'the match'.

the vast majority of PD's in the US won't hardly have any funding to maintain their salaries and fringes, let alone acquire new fleets in 2012 at the prices that carbon keeps floating around.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 09:02 PM   #5
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Kinda neat.
The old caprice 9c1 was still the best.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 09:17 PM   #6
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i'd hit it. ^^^
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Old October 5th, 2009, 10:03 PM   #7
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haha look at the pics a couple of them are in a G8 you can see the Pontiac symbol on the wheel and the red highlights on the gauge cluster
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Old October 5th, 2009, 10:04 PM   #8
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no match for Carbon Motors due in 2012

That car is living ghost, as that company will fail shortly after launching its overpriced car you have pictured here.

Just as the P71's were starting to be some descent competition for the 94-96 9C1/LT1 it is being discontinued. Kind of a shame, I'd love a good GM/Ford cop car battle again. I'll just hold onto my 96 Impala SS and remember the good ol' days for now still I guess.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 10:20 AM   #10
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chevy's all sucked they always broke down...the CV is the only way to go
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Old October 6th, 2009, 10:44 AM   #11
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stupid mall cop, what do you know about anything. Dont you have mall punks to go yell at
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like you would know. did you learn that from watching cops you hillbilly.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 10:48 AM   #13
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all cars are junk. doesn't matter who makes it. if they didn't break we wouldn't need mechanics.
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chevy's all sucked they always broke down...the segway is the only way to go
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It was originally slated for the GMX551 (zeta based) Impala, but the Impala was delayed and moved to the 35X (FWD)Epsilon II) platform. We worked on the police cluster a while before it was cancelled. I've seen quite a few of those caprices in civvy trim down at the tech center in warren. I think I posted about it a year or two ago in here. They look nice.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 11:41 AM   #16
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Faster, or quicker? Because even that new Charger the cops are using still didn't break 150mph (IIRC, based on the article I read a while back). It just got there quicker than the CV.
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There is a small article in the new Overland Journal about the Carbon. It said it is priced not too far from where the Crown Vic was.
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Old October 6th, 2009, 11:46 AM   #18
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Faster, or quicker? Because even that new Charger the cops are using still didn't break 150mph (IIRC, based on the article I read a while back). It just got there quicker than the CV.
all of the cop chargers i have seen have the 3.5 V6. at least the caprice gets a 6.0 V8 with 355 Hp.
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all of the cop chargers i have seen have the 3.5 V6. at least the caprice gets a 6.0 V8 with 355 Hp.
The article I read was for the Hemi-equipped model, unless that one never came to be.
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Did a road rally and one of the objectives was to get everyone in the vehicles picture taken in the back of a cop car. I was shocked at how comfortable those molded seats were back there with your hands behind your back.
thats what cage checks are for
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