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      03-13-2010, 11:39 AM   #1
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can we outrun this 6.0L V8 this fall?

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I assume this is the new major police car since the Crown Vic is no longer being made?
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try it. get it on film. post it when you get out of jail
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they r marketing this as if this is the police's m3 equivalence
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Only if you want to go to jail.
nice.. haha

V8 6.0 liters sounds pretty capable.. as long as it's not made from wrought iron.
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Its a Holden
It is made in Australia...it is not that quick
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Well, considering most Crown Vics used here have about 250HP, I think it will do the job.
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It is a Pontiac G8 with Chevy sheet metal. The one to watch out for will be the new Ford based on the new Taurus 363hp. I believe the Dodge Charger model with the Hemi V-8 is pushing 362hp
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Its a Holden
It is made in Australia...it is not that quick
Just don't get caught and it will be fine
So that's what it is....was "intrigued" by the RWD. Glad to see Chevy is back in the game--maybe this will be better than the new Taurus AWD police car which replaces the crown vic....
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People tend to give too much credit to police vehicles. This particular model is based on the G8 and boasts a 355hp V8, but it is also weighed down by all of its extra police equipment. Therefore, one can expect it to perform slightly worse than the production model G8 GT with 361hp, which is already slightly slower than a standard 335i.

That said, all of this is moot because running from the police will only get you thrown in jail, or much worse.
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When the cops parked and radars me going 120mph passed him. I sure aint stopping lol.Im going for next exit and confident ill make it with a free ticket out of jail!!! Done it a few times and its easy long as you know the roads. If you get caught. Aluding enforcement will cause you months in jail LOL
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When the cops parked and radars me going 120mph passed him. I sure aint stopping lol.Im going for next exit and confident ill make it with a free ticket out of jail!!! Done it a few times and its easy long as you know the roads. If you get caught. Aluding enforcement will cause you months in jail LOL
you're nuts man.
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I assume this is the new major police car since the Crown Vic is no longer being made?
They are actually considering using the new Taurus SHO as a Crown Vic replacement.
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welp, now i have to re-master recognizing police headlights and taillights at night
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It is a Pontiac G8 with Chevy sheet metal. The one to watch out for will be the new Ford based on the new Taurus 363hp. I believe the Dodge Charger model with the Hemi V-8 is pushing 362hp

This isn't the same car as the G8.

The G8 is based on the Holden Commodore, this is based on the Holden Caprice, which is a slightly larger car.

As far as the power output goes, GM has two choices of 6.0L V8s they can drop in it. The L76 is the most likely choice because it's got displacement on demand, and makes 361Hp here in the States, but they can also use the LS2 which is rated at 400Hp if there's a need for it.
Of course, given that it's the same block you could drop any of the LSx engines in there pretty easily.

Lets just hope they don't give these guys the LSA from the CTS-V that's making 560Hp.


The problem I see with the Taurus is that it's either FWD or AWD. The police forces have never liked the FWD vehicles very well, and AWD would seem like additional complexity without a lot of additional functionality to me. Obviuosly it's going to help them in the winter states, and in plowing through medians and whatnot, but it's also going to hurt the fuel economy, and that's a concern for them with the tight economy and limited funding.

It will be interesting to see how these new cop cars stack up. The Chevy and the Ford are both significant steps up from the old Crown Vic in safety and performance. It's the durability that's the questionable part. The fleet garages can swap a transmission on a Crown Vic in a matter of a couple of hours because they've been doing it for 20 years, and they've also got all the parts on hand. I'm guessing Ford and GM will both be throwing parts inventory deals in with these cars when they're going to major Police departments to sweeten the deal.

Then there's also this Carbon Motors startup that's going to sell a purpose built Police vehicle using a BMW engine, but I'm sceptical that they'll make it more than a couple of years.
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welp, now i have to re-master recognizing police headlights and taillights at night

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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It is a Pontiac G8 with Chevy sheet metal. The one to watch out for will be the new Ford based on the new Taurus 363hp. I believe the Dodge Charger model with the Hemi V-8 is pushing 362hp
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!

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welp, now i have to re-master recognizing police headlights and taillights at night
Exactly what I was thinking! Hopefully no HID's.
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