As much as we love, or hate, the police, they have always had the most fantastic cars. Sure they are big boats, but they can keep up with most sports cars. The next generation of police cruisers is upon us and this one is from Chevrolet. It’s called the Caprice PPV and it will get an old school motor under the hood. The Ford Taurus cop car will get a fancy EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V6, but in typical GM fashion, the Caprice will get a 6.0-liter V8 with 355 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. One would think that with that many liters and that many cylinders GM would be able to get a bit more power out of the big V8.

We already know what to expect with the normal car, but we are anxious to find out what kinds of toys will be offered on the “Detective Package”. The car will get an undercover look, which is great because it shows us what the car might look like when it goes on sale for us normal folks.

The car will use the same underpinnings as the normal Police PPV and there will be seven colors available.

Be sure to look at the pictures below for a look at what the car has to offer.


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  (2) posted on 07.15.2011

Oh...and the guy who think cops drive the "Best" cars???? lets drive YOUR car 24 hours a day..... in town, tearing up brakes, trnasmition, run full speed for a few miles... then slam on the brakes.... the trans clunks, the brakes fade, the air does not work in the summer, the heater hardly works in the winter.... they have the cheepest interiors, they have partions between the front and back, so the seats dont go all the way back, or lean back.... really nice if your 6-2".... too much stuff inside....2 or more radios, siren, radar, radar antenna, computer, siren, shot gun, AR15, then find a place for your equipment bag.....why? cause its got your paperwork, and needs to be somewhere...... then add your gun belt, so add 6" to each side of you that needs to somehow fit into a seat that was made for a 5-10, 170lb man.... Now that drunk you take in tosses his cookies in the back seat....under the seat....., smone bleeds in the back..... you have to eat on the run cause you have 10 calls waiting for the burger and fies end up on the floor...... now in winter, you get in and out 20 times... so the snow in your boots now melts and leaves 2" of water on the floor... so everything rusts...... then try and take some time to clean things out.... and some moron at the gas station says outloud to his kid as he walks by...."Must be nice to have a new car all the time"..... Yeah....New car.... 70,000 miles, and 2 years old...... ..sure...some get better stuff.... but that is the exception.... most police cars are used 24/7.... some places allow each officer to have a "Take Home" car.... they last 6-8 years... 2 or 3 if they are used by the take home saves the city (people smarter than I have done the math to prove its cheeper).... The "New" car ...only lasts a few months.. then its just another POS that has ratles, and creeks etc... You add all that crap to the front of your car and see how many things rattle.

  (2) posted on 07.15.2011

Wow.....It amazes me how many people talk about the "Detective" version of a police car as if it was an "Undercover" vehicle! Is there really some moron out there, who would buy drugs, or guns, or whatever, talk about the latest burglary they committed to somone who pulls up in a dark Crown Vic, or Impala, with antenna’s on the trunk, radios inside, shotgun mount, etc? Police departments buy "Unmarked" police cars to be used as.....wait for it...wait for it..... "Unmarked" Police Cars! Not "Undercover" work...... The "Undercover" work is done by a tiny part of any department.... THe Detective who pulls up to talk to the victim of a robbery, or burglary is NOT trying to hide who they are......they are simply driving the same car that the Patrol Officers use, without the outward appearance needed for patrol. They may still need the lights, sirens, radios etc...but they are not out "patrolling" to deter crime.....( in MOST cases....) they are going from office to crime, and may need to respond to a crime (hence the lights and siren). An "Undercover" Officer is NOT going to drive a police car, unles they are doing daily, routine work.... NOT undercover work. not all departments put sirens in "Unmarked" cars... department preference. In MOST cases..the "Undercover" police car is some POS, that you would never guess is owned by a department. There are times when an unmarked police car is used to watch somone or something... but they are not trying to hide.....
AND.....some states allow "Unmarked" Police cars for traffic enforcement....

Do you people really think the guy getting out of an Impalla with antenna’s, radios, gumball light on the dash (LED’s now), a gun on his hip, with a badge cliped to his belt, is "Undercover"......

Plain Clothes.... is just that..plain clothes.... they do blend in..... but they are not hiding....

  (341) posted on 10.4.2010

Besides, I don’t think detectives like driving around in a prowler. And this model is probably cheaper than fitting one with a light bar and pusher bumper.

  (221) posted on 09.13.2010

Police really gets the best or not but the better cars than ordinary people in town.

  (1332) posted on 08.31.2010

And what’s the point of a "detective" package on a vehicle available only to police departments? It won’t fool anyone but fools.

  (1332) posted on 07.25.2010

Now who have said that police cars can’t have great cars. Hey, this just makes police chases more interesting.

  (407) posted on 07.19.2010

I wonder if there’ll be an aftermarket for G8 parts when these (hopefully) go on sale to the public. The Chevy’ized version looks bland as toast. Kind of like the ’97-’03 Mailbu.

  (666) posted on 07.14.2010

nice engine, but its a lot heavier than I thought. I bet those maniac drivers are peeing there pants one they come across with the new caprice.

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