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Old 10-05-2009, 04:28 AM   #1
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As reported Friday, Chevrolet has unveiled an all-new rear-wheel-drive police car – the 2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV). As Ford still works on replacing the Crown Victoria, GM’s new police car is scheduled to join the law enforcement departments in 2011. Along with a number of special equipment offering, the 2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle will be available in a choice of V6 and V8 engines.

For those of you thinking that this is a Pontiac G8 in disguise – think again. The car is actually based on the Zeta-platform, which underpins the Chevrolet Caprice in the Middle East.

The 6.0L V8 engine, which offers fuel-saving technology like Active Fuel Management and E85 capability, produces 355-hp with a maximum torque of 384 lb-ft. Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle can catch criminals while going from 0 to 60 mph in the sub 6-second range.

GM says that a V6 choice will also be offered beginning in the 2012 model year.

Hit the jump for the press release to learn more about the equipment offered in the new Caprice police vehicle and for the high-res image gallery.
2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV):
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:31 AM   #2
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Be On The Lookout: All-New Chevy Caprice Police Car Reports For Duty In 2011

DENVER – An all-new Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) will join the ranks of law enforcement departments across North America in 2011. It’s a modern, full-size, rear-drive sedan that will offer both V-8 and V-6 engines, as well as a host of specialized equipment and features.

Chevrolet made the announcement at the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police convention, in Denver, Colorado. The Caprice PPV will be available for ordering next year and will hit the streets in early 2011.
“The new Chevrolet Caprice police car is the right tool at the right time for law enforcement,” said Jim Campbell, general manager for GM Fleet and Commercial Operations. “We asked for a lot of feedback from our police customers, which helped us develop a vehicle that is superior to the Crown Victoria in key areas.”

Vice President, Global Chevrolet Brand Brent Dewar added, “Along with Impala and Tahoe, the Caprice PPV gives agencies a greater range of choices for police and special service vehicles that are all available from Chevrolet.”
Unlike other police cars on the market, the Caprice PPV is not based on existing “civilian” passenger-car model sold in North America. It has been developed in key areas specifically for police duty, containing modern equipment and features:

* Powerful 6.0L V-8 with fuel-saving Active Fuel Management technology and E85 capability delivers expected best-in-class 0-60 acceleration (sub six seconds) and top speed; a V-6 engine will also be offered, beginning in the 2012 model year

* Optional front-seat-only side curtain air bags allows a full-width rear-seat barrier for greater officer safety

* Two trunk-mounted batteries, with one of them dedicated to powering various police equipment

* Designed for five-passenger seating, meaning the upper-center section of the dashboard can be used for equipment mounting without the concern of air bag deployment interference

* Compatibility with in-dash touch-screen computer technology

* Special front seats designed for the long-term comfort of officers whose car is their effective office, including space that accommodates the bulk of a typical equipment belt
The front seats are sculpted to “pocket” the equipment belt, which greatly increases the comfort for a great range of police officer sizes. The foam density of the seatback and cushion insert surfaces are designed to conform to the shape of an equipment belt’s various items, too, allowing the officer’s back to rest properly on the seatback surface.

“The Chevrolet Caprice PPV’s seats represent a revolution in comfort and utility for officers who spend long hours in their car,” said Bob Demick, lead seat design manager. “The shape also enhances entry and egress, making it easier for officers to exit the vehicle quickly. The seatback bolsters, for example, have been purposefully contoured to help pocket the equipment on the belt, which includes the gun, Taser and handcuffs, which rest comfortably in the sculpted lower bolsters. That also increases the longevity of the trim cover surface.”

Along with comfort, the materials used in the seats were also carefully selected. High-wear materials were chosen to stand up to long hours of everyday use, while breathability, long-term durability and ease of cleaning were also important criteria.

Engineers worked on several iterations of the seat, testing a couple of versions in the field to get real-world feedback from police officers, who used prototype seats in their cruisers for a month. Their input helped determine the final design.

Class-leading space
The Caprice PPV is based on GM’s global rear-drive family of vehicles that also underpins the Chevy Camaro. It uses the longest wheelbase of the architecture – 118.5 inches (3,010 mm) – along with a four-wheel independent suspension that delivers responsive high-performance driving characteristics that are crucial in some police scenarios.

Caprice PPV’s long wheelbase also contributes to exceptional spaciousness. Compared to the primary competition, its advantages include:

* A larger interior volume – 112 cubic feet / 3,172 liters – than the Ford Crown Victoria, including nearly 4 inches (101 mm) more rear legroom

* The barrier between the front seat and rear seat is positioned farther rearward, allowing for full front-seat travel and greater recline for officer comfort

* At 18 cubic feet (535 liters) free space (beyond battery located in trunk), the Caprice’s trunk volume is large enough to accommodate a full-size spare tire under a flat load surface in the trunk storage area.

The Caprice’s 6.0-liter V-8 is rated at an estimated 355 horsepower (265 kW) with an estimated 384 lb-ft of torque. It is backed by a six-speed automatic transmission that is performance-calibrated for police duty. Additional, police car-specific powertrain and vehicle system features include:
* High-output alternator

* Engine oil, transmission and power steering coolers

* Standard 18-inch steel wheels with bolt-on center caps

* Large, four-wheel disc brakes with heavy-duty brake pads

* Heavy-duty suspension components

* Police-calibrated stability control system

* Driver information center in the instrument cluster with selectable speed tracking feature.

A host of complementary features are also offered, including special equipment packages such as spotlights; lockouts for the power windows and locks; and an “undercover” street-appearance package (9C3).

To enable more room for interior equipment, the standard radio can be relocated to the trunk, allowing for an in-dash, touch-screen computer to be used.

Caprice on patrol: A brief history
Chevrolet’s history with law enforcement is almost as old as the brand itself. Police departments have used Chevy sedans as police cars for decades, ordering them with basic equipment and powerful V-8 engines – including some special engines that weren’t available in regular-production models, such as the 1959 Biscayne that was offered with up to 315 horsepower.

The full-size Chevrolets joined the force in 1976. All Caprice police cars – including the new, 2011 model – have carried the 9C1 order code. Here’s a quick look back at Chevys on patrol:

1959 – Chevy Biscayne police model capable of 135 mph with specially tuned, police-only version of the 348-cubic-inch V-8 engine

1965 – The new “big-block” 396 engine is offered in Biscayne and Bel Air police cars, making them among the most powerful on patrol; a 427 V-8 was added in 1966

1976 – The 9C1 order code is given for the first time to a full-size Chevy police car package. It carries the Impala name.

1977 – The full-size Chevy is downsized. The 9C1 police package is retained, as is the Impala name.

1986 – The Caprice name replaces Impala, as the car is updated for the mid- and late-1980s – including the option of a powerful, 5.7-liter small-block V-8.

1991 – A new-generation Caprice is launched, with the 9C1 police car still on the beat.

1994 – The 260-horsepower (194 Nm) LT1 V-8 engine is offered in the Caprice 9C1, making it one of the fastest full-size police cars ever offered.

1996 – Caprice police car production ends, as GM’s full-size, body-on-frame car architecture is discontinued.

2011 – The Caprice PPV returns to active duty.
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:37 AM   #3
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Looks like Bob Lutz was right after all when back in July he said that the Pontiac G8 would live on as the Chevrolet Caprice - even though shortly after he hastily took his words back. Apparently, what Lutz meant to say was that the G8 would live on as a law enforcement car as GM revealed the all-new Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) at the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police convention, in Denver, Colorado.

Set to join the ranks of law enforcement departments across North America in 2011, the new Caprice is essentially a remasked version of the Australian Holden Caprice and Statesman models which in turn are more luxurious, long wheelbase versions of the Holden Commodore and its American counterpart, the Pontiac G8 that will soon be discontinued.

And just to confuse you a bit more, the Holden Caprice and its Statesman twin are already sold in the Middle East as the Chevrolet Caprice.

As with the Commodore and the G8, the Chevrolet Caprice PPV is based on GM's Zeta RWD platform that also underpins the new Chevy Camaro. It uses the longest wheelbase of the architecture that measures 118.5 inches (3,010 mm) in length along with a four-wheel independent suspension




At launch, the Chevy Caprice PPV will be offered exclusively with a GM 6.0-liter V8 with fuel-saving Active Fuel Management technology and E85 capability but GM said that in the 2012 model year, a smaller displacement V6 engine will also be offered.

The Caprice PPV's V8 churns out an estimated 355 horsepower (265 kW) and 384 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission that is specially calibrated for police duty. The Detroit automaker said that the Caprice V8 can sprint from zero to 60mph (96km/h) in under 6.0 seconds.

Additional police car-specific powertrain and vehicle system features include: a high-output alternator, engine oil, transmission and power steering coolers, 18-inch steel wheels with bolt-on center caps, larger four-wheel disc brakes with heavy-duty brake pads, heavy-duty suspension components, police-calibrated stability control system and driver information center in the instrument cluster with selectable speed tracking feature.

According to GM, the Caprice PPV can also be equipped with special equipment packages such as spotlights; lockouts for the power windows and locks; and an "undercover" street-appearance package (9C3).

"The new Chevrolet Caprice police car is the right tool at the right time for law enforcement," said Jim Campbell, general manager for GM Fleet and Commercial Operations. "We asked for a lot of feedback from our police customers, which helped us develop a vehicle that is superior to the Crown Victoria in key areas."

General Motors pointed out that the new Caprice PPV will not replace the Chevy Impala that will continue to offered in police outfit along with the Tahoe.
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:10 AM   #4
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So, let me get this straight:

-- it's NOT a G8, it's essentially a M-E Impala on the Zeta platform
-- the Holden Commodore (G8 here) also uses the Zeta platform
-- ????
-- profit

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Old 10-05-2009, 08:37 AM   #5
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So, let me get this straight:

-- it's NOT a G8, it's essentially a M-E Impala on the Zeta platform
-- the Holden Commodore (G8 here) also uses the Zeta platform
-- ????
-- profit

Glad I just got my 3076 installed.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:08 AM   #6
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I look forward to seeing these for sale on the used market in a few years.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:27 AM   #7
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So, let me get this straight:

-- it's NOT a G8, it's essentially a M-E Impala on the Zeta platform
-- the Holden Commodore (G8 here) also uses the Zeta platform
-- ????
-- profit

Glad I just got my 3076 installed.

It is a rebadged Statesman.

A Statesman is the longer, usually slightly upmarket version of a Commodore. A G8 is a Commodore.

This makes more sense than a Commodore/G8 as a cop car, I'm sure the extra space will be helpful.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:47 AM   #8
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Nice to see the return of the 9C1, cant wait to pick up one of these in a few years at auction.
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those back seats look nice i'll be able to relax in something nice if i **** up XP
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:59 AM   #10
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GM's bi-polar;that's all I can think of to explain all this off again, on again crap.

So will a regular model be on sale to the public as well? If not it's going to be easier to spot cops soon.
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:43 PM   #11
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(Sing to the tune of Super Mario Brothers' Dungeon Song/Level 1-2)

Stupid Stupid Stupid
People would have bought this
Stupid Stupid Stupid
How much would have it cost to federalize this car?
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I for one, will not be picking up one of these at the auction.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:23 AM   #13
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No but I can hide from it
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why must the c-pillars look so ****ty compared to the G8's?

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why must the c-pillars look so ****ty compared to the G8's?

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Its a police car, who really cares about styling?





Is it really that big of a deal?
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1. It's a classic Caprice touch.

2. More visibility > Style.
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This may end up being an auction house sleeper
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i thought cops liked a front bench seat and column shifter? More room for their stuff...
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I think, because it is the long wheelbase, that makes the C pillar look ???/..
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I wonder how many civilian Crown Vics were sold? That car was a complete dog, but they seemed to be fairly common. Although, a woman I work with once turned down a date (partially) cause the guy drove a Crown Vic. I would think a civilian Caprice would sell reasonably well, but it may not land too many dates... .
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i thought cops liked a front bench seat and column shifter? More room for their stuff...
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I don't think patrol cars have had a bench front seat since the 80's.

You're on the right track though. The way the front compartment in the car will not go over well. The placement of the shotgun and the carbine is retarded.

I will venture to guess that agencies will go with their own console set ups, as this one is super counter productive.
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The cops will have a capable vehicle again... that sucks for us.

Good to see the caprice nameplate again though, in a decent car at least
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The floor shifter kills it. Most laptops sit over where the shifter is and they have a keyboard attached.
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Nice to see the return of the 9C1, cant wait to pick up one of these in a few years at auction.
[ElwoodBlues] They were practically giving them away! [/ElwoodBlues]
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