2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD is America’s Fastest Police Car

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2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD is America’s Fastest Police Car
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The new 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD has posted the fastest lap time at the Michigan State Police’s 2014 Vehicle Evaluation Test, making it the fastest police car in America.

Designed and engineered to be America’s high-performance all-season police vehicle, the 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD as achieved a lap time of 1:33.85 at the annual Police Vehicle Evaluation at Grattan Raceway in Belding, Michigan. The Charger Pursuit is powered by a 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine with 370 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque and can accelerate to 60 mph in less than six seconds.

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It’s not all about brute force under the hood though for the Dodge Charger Pursuit. It also features best-in-class stopping power going from 60 to 0 mph in less than 127 feet – quite a feat for a full-size sedan. Other changes to the 2014 model year include a revised rear bumper to further enhance the “pursuit” capability of the Charger when crossing highway medians and an upgraded fuel pump for added durability.

The 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD will be made available to law enforcement customers in the spring of 2014.

“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.”

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  • AGReader

    On what tires did the Dodge pursuit car perform so well? I’ve seen police cars with snow tires in July. Imagine how much the perform degrades!

  • Robert Wyatt Bogart

    The police shouldn’t have vehicles like this, they will just spread murder and mayhem on the public roads!

  • krystalkid

    It’s still not faster then the radio…

  • batvette

    Yeah I’m sure taxpayers will just love the idea of police operating these 8 mpg hot rods with fancy 5 spoke wheels just to hand out revenue collecting citations. Most jurisdictions don’t even allow pursuits any more with the long history of innocent motorists being maimed or killed. To every law enforcement employee out there salivating over this piece of equipment: Buy one for yourself if you’ve gotta have it, and get your ego boost from helping someone, not chasing them down.
    (and thank you for a job well done if you’re doing it)

  • Jackson Andrew Lewis

    actually these are less money than the new fords…….. and do much better on fuel than the old crown Victorias…. these get 22mp city with a larger engine than the crown vic did at 17mpg city…….. with the v6 version many police are buying of this car the city mpg is as high as 27 mpg….. get it straight before you bash the tools that help keep you safe….

  • Jackson Andrew Lewis

    this is not the meaning of the charger pursuit. the awd will make it safer than what most currently drive…. the motor yes is powerful but meant more for durability… on top of that most stations are not buying the hemi but the v6 to get better economy to save taxpayers money while still getting vehicles that fill the police roll…..

  • Jackson Andrew Lewis

    snow tires= grip

  • 36yearcop

    Mr. Lewis seems to think he knows a lot about police vehicles. Perhaps the Charger is better than some of the others, but the maintenance and repair costs for the Charger are astronomical. Many police vehicles are hit in the rear I guess people get blinded by those flashing lights). The price of the Charger taillight assembly alone would cover the cost of repairing the entire rear end of a FFrd PI or Chevy Impala.

  • 36yearcop

    Mr. Lewis is not accurate about the mileage of the Charger, but he obviously likes the car. It is better in some ways than the other police vehicles available. All have their strong and weak points. I recently read an article about a so-called “purpose built” police car being developed. There is a purpose built police car already available. It is called the Ford Police Interceptor. Yes, it is basically a Taurus, but the similarity stops just inside the body panels. The most important parts of the car, the engine and chassis, are police specific. The rear end alone is designed to absorb an 80 mph hit with no cabin intrusion. Unfortunately, the most common crash for a police vehicle is a rear end hit. I was stopped in a CVPI that was hit in the rear by a truck going 60 mph, and it destroyed the car. At least Ford had addressed the problem of the exploding gas tank, and I didn’t burn to death. The point is, if you’re going to take a rear end hit, you want to be in a Ford PI.
    A more important factor than mileage is maintenance and repairs. Mileage goes out the window when these vehicles idle so much. Maintenance and repairs are major budget items. This is where Ford and Chevy outperform Dodge. The price of a Charger taillight assembly alone will cover the repair all of the damage to the back of a Ford or Chevy.
    For agencies that like to drive fast and look cool, the Hemi Charger is great, as long as they don’t need to use them to do actual police work. Sorry, Mr. Lewis, but those are the facts gleaned from a lifetime of service.