Dodge has released new information about the 2011 Charger Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV). It features rear-wheel drive and an available HEMI V8.

Dodge has released new information about the 2011 Charger Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV).

Designed to compete with the Chevy Caprice PPV and the Ford Taurus Interceptor, the Charger PPV is a crook's worst nightmare. The rear-wheel drive cop car features a heavy duty suspension, vented-disc brakes, and a two-mode Electronic Stability Control system. Other goodies include a Police Interface Module, a column-mounted shifter, and red/white LED interior lighting (which doesn't affect night-vision equipment).

While the company didn't release performance specifications, they stated engine options include a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and a 5.7-liter HEMI V8. In the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, these engines produce 290 hp (216 kW / 294 PS) and 360 hp (268 kW / 365 PS) respectively.

Police departments can start ordering the Charger PPV in September, so keep an eye on the rearview mirror.

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