Chevrolet has released the final specifications for the 2011 Caprice PPV (Police Patrol Vehicle).
Based on the rear-wheel drive Holden Statesman, the PPV features specially designed front seats (which are sculptured to accommodate an officer's gun belt), a prisoner partition, and a Driver Information Center with a 'Trap Speed' function. Other goodies include a limited-slip rear differential, a six-speed automatic transmission, and 18-inch steel wheels with bolt on center caps.
At launch, the lone engine will be a 6.0-liter V8 with 355 hp (265 kW / 360 PS) and 384 lb-ft (520 Nm) of torque. It will enable the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than six seconds, before hitting a "best-in-class top speed." In 2012, Chevrolet will offer a fuel efficient V6 engine which will likely be a hit with cash-strapped municipalities.
The company will begin accepting orders for the PPV in October, with deliveries scheduled for April 2011.
Check out the press release for additional information