2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit is fastest police car

Dodge has announced its Charger Pursuit police vehicle packing the HEMI V-8 has swept Michigan State Police's Vehicle Evaluation Test.

It set the record for fastest lap time ever in 1:33.70 at Grattan Raceway in Belding, Mich. Overall, it had the best combination of acceleration, braking, handling and dynamics. A remapped ECU also allowed for an increased top stop of 151 mph (243 km/h).

During the evaluation, the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 making 370 hp (375 PS / 275 kW) and 390 lb.-ft. (528 Nm) of torque achieved the following sprint times:

  • 0-to-60 mph (5.83 sec)
  • 0-to-70 mph (7.38 sec)
  • 0-to-80 mph (9.18 sec)
  • 0-to-90 mph (11.43 sec)
  • 0-to-100 mph (13.65 sec)

The Charger Pursuit equipped with a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 delivering 292 hp (296 PS / 217 kW) and 260 lb.-ft. (352 Nm) of torque also did well averaging the fastest times for naturally aspirated (1:37.71) and E-85 capable (1:37.57) six-cylinder police cars. It achieved up to 27 mpg (highway) with gasoline.

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Model Dodge Charger
Automaker Dodge
Article type General
Tags 2011 dodge charger, 2011 dodge charger police pursuit vehicle, 2011 dodge charger pursuit, 2012 dodge charger, 2012 dodge charger police pursuit vehicle, charger, dodge charger, dodge charger police pursuit vehicle, dodge charger pursuit, police, police vehicle