Chevrolet has released the final specifications for the 2011 Caprice PPV (Police Patrol Vehicle). Full coverage inside.
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