After holding the record for the fastest rear-wheel-drive police car, the 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit also became the fastest-ever recorded all-wheel drive model. The result was obtained at Michigan State Police’s (MSP) annual Police Vehicle Evaluation earlier this week at Grattan Raceway in Belding, Mich.
The 2014 Charger Pursuit recorded the fastest lap time at 1:33.85 and the fastest average lap time of 1:34.75.
What’s more, the 2014 Charger Pursuit was the only car that was capable of achieving a sub-1:34 lap time. This if proof that it delivers the best combination of acceleration, braking, handling and dynamics. The new time obtained by the 2014 Charger Pursuit comes to complement the previous record-setting, 1:33.70 lap time obtained by the 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit V-8 rear-wheel-drive.
The 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD will be offered to to law enforcement customers in the Spring of 2014.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit.
Gallery Dodge Charger AWD Sport
The 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit is offered with two engine configurations — V-6 and V-8 — with the latter offering both rear-wheel- and all-wheel-drive configurations.
The most powerful model will be powered by a 5.7-liter, HEMI V-8 engine that delivers a total of 370 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds, and from 60 mph to 0 in less than 127 feet.
The 3.6-liter, Pentastar V-6 engine delivers 292 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. This version offers E-85 flex-fuel capability.
Gallery Dodge Charger SRT
Designed and engineered to be America’s high-performance all-season police vehicle, the new 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD continues to build on the rear-wheel-drive model’s performance legacy — achieving the fastest lap time ever recorded (1:33.85) for an all-wheel-drive test sedan — at Michigan State Police’s (MSP) annual Police Vehicle Evaluation earlier this week at Grattan Raceway in Belding, Mich.
“With the record-holding rear-wheel drive Dodge Charger Pursuit and now the fastest-ever recorded all-wheel drive model, Chrysler Group offers those who protect and serve us with the best pursuit-rated sedans in the business,” said Peter Grady, Vice President of Network Development and Fleet, Chrysler Group LLC. “And with the only test cars achieving lap times less than 1:34, Dodge Charger Pursuit highlights the segment’s best combination of world-class technology, acceleration, braking, handling and dynamics.”
Most-advanced AWD System for Tactical Pursuit-rated Performance and Efficiency
The new 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD takes the lap record-holding rear-wheel drive (RWD) model’s 370 horsepower HEMI® V-8 design and integrates the most advanced AWD system in the segment, delivering maximum all-weather traction and fuel-efficiency.
With its segment-exclusive active transfer case and front-axle-disconnect system, the new Dodge Charger Pursuit’s AWD seamlessly transitions between RWD and AWD with no driver intervention. When AWD is not required, the system automatically disconnects the front axle to maximize fuel economy while still providing the outstanding performance and handling inherent in rear-wheel-drive vehicles.
Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD will be made available to law enforcement customers in the Spring of 2014 through Chrysler Group’s Fleet Operations.
Feedback from the field improves the 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit
With input from law enforcement officials and Dodge brand’s Police Advisory Board, the 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit V-8 and V-6 models continue to add improvements to meet the high expectations and performance needs of the people who protect us. Improvements for 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit lineup include:
New Charger Pursuit V-8 AWD model with segment-exclusive active transfer case and front-axle disconnect for maximum all-season traction and efficiency (late availability)
Best-in-class stopping power (60-0 mph in less than 127 feet) with Dodge Charger Pursuit V-8 and new high-performance brake system (late availability)
Larger 14.5-inch front rotors (up from 13.6-inch)
Front-caliper swept area increased to 388 sq.in. from 289 sq.in.
Rear-caliper swept area increased to 296 sq.in. from 291 sq.in.
Police-specific Secure Park, which prevents idling vehicle from being driven without key fob present in the vehicle
Revised rear fascia and robust exhaust tips to further enhance the “pursuit” capability of the Charger when crossing highway medians
New camber link change to the rear suspension to further enhance high-speed and aggressive braking performance
Upgraded fuel pump for added durability
Variable-displacement air conditioner compressor for added efficiency
Factory-installed Mopar horizontal or vertical vinyl graphics for customer convenience
ParkSense rear-park assist now available