Dodge has released new information about the 2011 Charger Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV).
Designed to compete with the Chevy Caprice PPV and the Ford Taurus Interceptor, the Charger PPV is a crook's worst nightmare. The rear-wheel drive cop car features a heavy duty suspension, vented-disc brakes, and a two-mode Electronic Stability Control system. Other goodies include a Police Interface Module, a column-mounted shifter, and red/white LED interior lighting (which doesn't affect night-vision equipment).
While the company didn't release performance specifications, they stated engine options include a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and a 5.7-liter HEMI V8. In the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, these engines produce 290 hp (216 kW / 294 PS) and 360 hp (268 kW / 365 PS) respectively.
Police departments can start ordering the Charger PPV in September, so keep an eye on the rearview mirror.