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      03-14-2010, 11:12 AM   #23
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      03-14-2010, 11:25 AM   #24
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It did look similar to a G8 to me. That's what I thought it was at first; rebadged G8. It would only make sense. That was one of Pontiac's best cars!
Both the G8 and Caprice are Holden's. G8 being the Commodore and Caprice being the Statesmen.
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      03-15-2010, 03:58 AM   #25
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Yep, and these new cars will likely have HIDs, or projectors at the very least. Right now if you see a car with either one of those, you can be pretty certain it's not a cop.

We're loosing that advantage.
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      03-15-2010, 08:55 AM   #27
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welp, now i have to re-master recognizing police headlights and taillights at night
Yeah that's the bitch of it.... Have to reprogram the headlight/taillight database in my head....

Honestly though, you better have a damn good reason to run, or be in a rural area.... I'm not worried about out running the car itself; it's that damn radio.... Or, if you're really lucky, eventually a bird.
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      03-15-2010, 10:40 PM   #28
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Just because they have them with the larger more expensive V8s doesn't mean that the police are going to purchase them that way. When I was living in MA they had plenty of Charger cop cars, none of them had the Hemi. I pulled over on a side road where a cop was sitting in one and asked him if he had the Hemi and he just frowned and said only the chief had one.
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      03-16-2010, 08:07 AM   #29
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Just because they have them with the larger more expensive V8s doesn't mean that the police are going to purchase them that way. When I was living in MA they had plenty of Charger cop cars, none of them had the Hemi. I pulled over on a side road where a cop was sitting in one and asked him if he had the Hemi and he just frowned and said only the chief had one.

Really? FL had lots of Hemi Chargers running around. IN doesn't use them too much at all, so I haven't really noticed whether they're using the V8s or not.
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Some info on another interceptor...

You'll be seeing these in the future as well.

http://www.chicagobreakingbusiness.c...terceptor.html
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The Ford Crown Victoria police car, which for nearly three decades has been the star of high-speed chases and an unwelcome sight in rearview mirrors, is being phased out.

Ford's new patrol car, the 2011 Police Interceptor, will be built at Ford's South Side Chicago plant on Torrence Avenue. It was designed to be faster, safer and stronger, and will come packed with advanced technology, but for some at the unveiling, it was a nostalgic occasion.
"I'm sad to see the Crown Vic go," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Rob Robinson, who has been on the force for 27 years.

For the last 10 years he's been a driving instructor for the department.

"Everybody knows that car, how to drive it and how to work on it. And the new car is, in a lot of ways, superior, and I'm excited about it.

"But it's also just new."

The Crown Victoria police car, which debuted in 1983, will not be going away any time soon. Ford will be making them until late next year -- about the same time that Police Interceptors will start coming off the production line.

And it's uncertain when police departments, feeling budget constraints, will be able to place orders for the new cars.

Ford didn't disclose prices at the event. The Crown Victoria police car has a base price of about $27,000.

Ford also makes a Crown Victoria model for consumers -- it's also being phased out next year.

The Police Interceptor will be built on the same platform as Ford's 2010 Taurus.

But company spokesman Said Deep said that about 90% of the Police Interceptor has been engineered specifically for law enforcement use.

"It shares some sheet metal [with the Taurus], but it's a very different car," Deep said.

Inside, the seats have cutouts that accommodate police-issue utility belts. They are also narrower to allow officers to get in and out quickly.

The gear shifter is on the steering column to free up space between the front seats for gear.

That space is 9 inches, the same as in the Crown Victoria, so that existing equipment can fit.

The rear door panels swing out 10 degrees farther than on a regular Taurus to make it easier to get detainees in and out.

Also, the police version will have a larger trunk to accommodate equipment.

In another change from the Crown Victoria, the Police Interceptor will have unibody-type construction, in which the frame and body are one piece.

The Crown Victoria is one of the last cars with the body bolted onto the frame.

"When a Crown Vic gets in a wreck, we can easily swap out banged-up body panels," Robinson said. "The new car has a unibody, with no separate frame, and that's going to be more expensive to fix after an accident."

The Police Interceptor will be offered in front- and all-wheel-drive versions.

It will have a V-6 engine that produces 263 horsepower. Ford said it will have 25% better fuel efficiency than the Crown Victoria police car, which has a V-8 engine.

Like the consumer Taurus, which comes in a hot-rod SHO version, there will be a souped-up model available to the police with a 365-horsepower engine.

Switching to a new model is a risk for Ford, which has dominated the law enforcement market since the mid-1990s, when General Motors stopped making its Chevrolet Caprice police car.

The major competitors that remain are Chevy Impala and Dodge Charger police cars.

Robinson, for one, was resigned to the passing of the Crown Victoria.

"It's a change," he said, "and I guess it has to happen."
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      03-16-2010, 06:19 PM   #31
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Sorry, but NOTHING will outrun their radio
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      05-09-2010, 10:10 PM   #32
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Just remember it will be a hefty car, so the power to weight may play to your advantage will have to wait and see. Just retain good legal counsel if you decide to outgun it!
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      05-09-2010, 11:28 PM   #33
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Just remember it will be a hefty car, so the power to weight may play to your advantage will have to wait and see. Just retain good legal counsel if you decide to outgun it!
Also remember to keep it short because once they have the helicopter on you, it is pretty much game over.

Although do cop cars have electronic limiters? If not, the Caprice cop car will be able to keep up. You may get the best of the cop in initial acceleration, but I do believe the top speed of these things unlimited is ~175 MPH. So you're limited to 150 MPH Max, he'll catch back up.
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      05-10-2010, 03:44 AM   #34
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I'd take these horsepower figures with a grain of salt. It's highly likely that the actual figures will be proportionally higher than what's quoted. The days of 400 hp police cars is finally upon us.

As already pointed out, the cops' biggest advantage is not having the instantly-recognizable front/rear fascia of the Crown Victoria to alert us speed demons. The fact that there will be unmarked versions of these cars also tips the scales even more in the cops' favor for a rude awakening.
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      05-10-2010, 10:44 AM   #35
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Also remember to keep it short because once they have the helicopter on you, it is pretty much game over.

Although do cop cars have electronic limiters? If not, the Caprice cop car will be able to keep up. You may get the best of the cop in initial acceleration, but I do believe the top speed of these things unlimited is ~175 MPH. So you're limited to 150 MPH Max, he'll catch back up.
The cops in my area only use the Eurocopter EC-130B4 which, sadly, has a top sped of 155 knots (178 mph) which is only 3 mph higher than that of the Caprice.

There are plenty of records of people outrunning these things out in the desert
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      05-10-2010, 01:39 PM   #36
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