- Apr 19, 2005
- Scotland, UK
- Toyota Corolla, Lexus IS200, BMW E39 5 Series.
Unless they managed to confiscate one the vast majority of Japanese police cruisers are Toyota Crowns which I admit look similar to the Chaser. The cars appear to be a Toyota Crown Majesta(they seem to be the only ones with a Toyota logo). Also the Chaser is no more, Toyota sadly killed it off in favour of the ugly Verossa which looked more like a Daewoo. The Verossa failed and has no successor leaving another hole in Toyota's performance line-up. Chassis-wise the Chaser(along with the Mark II, Cresta and Cressida) lives on in the Mark X.Don't the cops in Japan drive Chasers? Those aren't exactly slow or light.
It is , but catching up to the car is only half the battle. Then they have to stop it. And I'm thinking that a typical Japanese cruiser, or even an STI is going to have some trouble running a powerful, fullsize car off the road.
From what Ive seen on "Cops" , in the US the cops can ram cars off the road, throw down spike strips etc.
Man, be glad you weren't in my 10th grade chemistry class. Those crazy Wapanese kids totally took notes in Japanese between giggling at Yatta as they practiced it for the school play. JDM yo!
Depends. Only the actual chases make it onto Cops though. But yes, we are a lot less pussy footed about getting in a chase than say like the UK cops.
Basic rules though are you tail them for as long as possible while you wait for backup if you think they're gonna run. Chase if need be, but it may be called off if he's going bat shit crazy.
PITs are only allowed via HQ approval due to the risk involved. Spike strips are very often used as it's a really safe way to stop a car (it slowly let's the air out).
BigJ would know more than me though.
Running from the police generally doesn't work, esp in the US. The NY highway partol is currently using twin turbo R/T Chargers. We are talking estimated 500-600bhp. Add to that the fact that the car is around 4000lbs and they are allowed to ram into you.....
Twin-turbo 500-600hp? Somebody's been playing too much NFS, most Chargers are of the V6 variety. You don't need massive amounts of power to catch up with a Motorola (cliche, but it's true, otherwise police would be running around in ZR-1s).
The R/T charger is a HEMI V8 N/A, which are around 400bhp last I checked. The police ones have twin turbos added on top of that. An extra 100 horses is nothing extraordinary with a turbo. Also a Motorola is an electronics company isn't it? At least I have never heard of them creating cars.
At most the pursuit versions come with the venerable 5.7 liter HEMI. But we canDodge Charger squad car - standard equipment
- 160-amp high-output alternator
- 160-mph or 260-km/h (certified) calibrated speedometer
- 18x7.5-inch steel wheels
- 3.5-liter V6 engine with 250 hp @ 6,400 rpm and 250 lb-ft of torque @ 3,800 rpm
- 800 CCA battery
- AM/FM stereo radio with CD player, changer controls, four speakers, and clock
- Bright hubcaps
- Cloth front bucket seats with manual lumbar and rear fixed bench seat
- Column shifter
- Easy path wiring grommet between underhood and passenger compartments
- Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Emergency Brake Assist
- External Oil Coolers: engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid
- Five-speed automatic transmission with overdrive
- Four-wheel antilock brakes with All-Speed Traction Control
- Four-wheel independent performance suspension
- P225/60R18 BSW V-rated performance tires
- Police equipment mounting bracket
- Rear trunk-lid key lock cylinder
- Separate key and key fob
- Severe-duty cooling system
Also a Motorola is an electronics company isn't it? At least I have never heard of them creating cars.
Most speeding around here is done by either fairly quick production cars or modified cars. On average you will see G35's and BMW's speeding there is also an odd Audi and STi/Evo flying around at at least 20 over.
Hahaha what did you think cops just had whistles or something. I know you live in Brooklyn but 20 over is not really all that fast. Try driving up the road from you and drive the thruway and you will see Toyota's, Ford's, and oh my uninsured trucks doing 80 and others ripping up the right lane doing 95. Guess what even the prius can do over 100!
From what I know the ones in use by NYC police are the TT HEMI's.At most the pursuit versions come with the venerable 5.7 liter HEMI. But we can make up shit dream, can't we?
You ever seen one accelerate from a stand still? I was on the road once when I saw a Crown Vic interceptor take off from a standstill. His 0-60 was about 3 seconds, the reason I know that is because I was going 60 when I was about where his trunk was and he was IN FRONT of me by the time I was where his nose would have been.The P71 Crown Vics actually have quad-turbodiesel V12s underneath their unassuming hoods. 1500bhp on pump gas is nothing extraordinary with a Borla exhaust.