Cop cars upgraded to fight crime
New features from Dodge, Chevy and Ford
- Duration 4:44
- Date Sep 23, 2012
New features from Dodge, Chevy and Ford
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Dodge Charger pursuit the 2012 Chevrolet nine scene three detective caprice.
For police interceptor cop cars are the newest addition to crime fighting by winning -- didn't get there serial numbers there would -- hot features sure to catch even this neediest of criminals our own and a coin men got to drive them.
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-- city joining us now is the Detroit editor of Motor Trend Magazine.
-- -- -- good morning to you morning and thanks to meet with us sitting here October issue you have got the cop car shootout and through the magic of television.
We have all three of them behind us what are we looking at -- freak out Carswell and as you know.
Over the last fifteen years of -- Ford Crown Victoria has been a reigning cup car king it's been very reliable car very easy to fix.
But it's an antique and have been invented it -- go ahead and get -- -- -- 39 horsepower.
Ford has replaced it with this car the Ford interceptor which is based on the -- is also utility version based on -- war.
This car has a Turbo charging -- six -- the V8.
All wheel drive and it makes 365.
-- -- and this actually has a sport utility.
Time apart see what utility you realize where well in places where they.
Where the police need to carry a lot of equipment especially in places like New York or Los Angeles just -- -- -- of -- 9/11 9/11 world you need extra equipment.
Tactical units that sort of thing app -- on to the next car.
We've got the Chevrolet Caprice.
Canada the Chevy -- BP.
We're going to see a version of this a little bit smaller.
Call the city's super sport that you and I could ride and that what's what's the -- on this front as part of -- yet and -- currently uses muscle men out there -- I got 355.
It's a rear wheel drive car -- very comfortable ride but it also handled very well.
It's a big sports today and things to police department I can't get inside this well let's try it Saturday was to show me around a little bit.
Okay this is this is one of the this is the only one of the three that.
Where they have not moved the gear shift from the floor.
-- to the F -- because obviously police departments need all this equipment and computer now is pretty much standard equipment and any cop car.
But if you wanna turn on lights there's that switching Miller that -- I'll switch -- patriots here right to and I think we'll have.
There we go -- Very nice.
I'm really looking forward to get in this one because you say you're gonna let me -- desire and right.
-- -- this Saturday wouldn't let you sitting desire and invasive for CNN dot start that was the dodge.
Charger -- this is 370 horsepower rear drive really good handling car you.
Do you get a sitting on the stability control -- you turn down and you can move the rear end that a little bit about.
Is a great thing is that he's cop cars.
Have the kind of handling that part of the -- slugs and now.
We can buy a car similar to this.
And it's a big American civilian and yet we can't -- driving it right in there all in that ballpark -- -- -- 30000 dollars there's something like that but of course you know.
These are done on a -- -- so depending on how many cars you -- depending on where the need special paint.
For example on Michigan state police just bought a bunch of these and they've been doing their special Michigan state -- -- You know all those different things going to account in terms -- which car each department -- I'm thinking about the bad really bad boys what you gonna do right this is the being boycotted and it certainly -- our attitude let's see -- -- -- in getting here.
And they've got -- titles which will turn on the lights.
Hang in Atlanta city area golf and what about the siren and there's a bunch -- already above -- -- I'll try it.
That's called the -- And -- Yeah seeing -- conceded it's really important for these cars to be inexpensive of things because it is taxpayer money that we're concerned about here and.
-- -- to -- but also these cars have to be they have to have good response to give good feedback to the driver because we've got cops out there who are.
When they do the training course at Michigan state police in Lansing.
They have cones and if they driver on the phone is one of the officers told me you know once they get out on the real world and they're chasing a -- Those are -- out there anymore.
What I have thought -- just got to do this will mark time.
Guys thank you in the stadium sounds like my heart that suddenly we are right here in the city notice that he -- driver that that makes our stomachs and I think.
Attic of -- copy your -- and learned to ignore that when you live in the city --