- Feb 3, 2006
- San Francisco, CA
- 06 Porsche Cayman S, 90 Miata
Looks nice. I still wonder how this is really going to be stealthy when they don't sell this car to the public. Granted, the current detective Caprices aren't too stealthy either with their lights in the windows and blackwall tires and wheels. Am I the only one who thought of this while reading this?A new generation of police cruisers is afoot. We've already seen the likes of Ford's Taurus-based Police Interceptor up close, and we've even seen General Motors opens the floodgates with a full raft of images of its Caprice PPV. While Ford has opted to use its EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 for high-powered police action, Chevrolet has taken a more traditional approach, fitting the Caprice with a 6.0-liter V8 cranking out 355 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
We already knew what to expect for the standard police-spec Caprice, but we've been extra curious about the special "Detective package" that adds some plainclothes stealthiness to the Caprice, especially as it seems to hint at what the oft-rumored civilian version of this car might look like. It's available in seven different colors (we'll just stick with black, thanks), uses all the same mechanical underpinnings as the standard Police PPV, and for the moment at least, remains unavailable in a retail model for John Q. Public.
Be sure to scroll through the gallery below to check out the entire PDF of the Caprice PPV's features.