Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle
An all-new Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) is a full-size, rear-drive sedan that will offer both V-8 and V-6 engines, as well as a host of specialized equipment and features. Unlike other police cars on the market, the Caprice PPV is not based on existing “civilian” passenger-car model sold in North America.
The PPV has been developed in key areas specifically for police duty, containing numerous police-specific features: A powerful 6.0L V-8 with fuel-saving Active Fuel Management technology and E85 capability delivers expected best-in-class 0-60 acceleration (sub six seconds) and top speed; a V-6 engine will also be offered, beginning in the 2012 model year; optional front-seat-only side curtain air bags allows a full-width rear-seat barrier for greater officer safety; two trunk-mounted batteries, with one of them dedicated to powering various police equipment; and special front seats designed for the long-term comfort of officers whose car is their effective office, including space that accommodates the bulk of a typical equipment belt.
Additional, police car-specific powertrain and vehicle system features include a high-output alternator; engine oil, transmission and power steering coolers; standard 18-inch steel wheels with bolt-on center caps; large, four-wheel disc brakes with heavy-duty brake pads; and heavy-duty suspension components.
Source: Chevrolet press