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.