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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

Gallery: 2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle reporting for duty [video]

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