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2011 Chevrolet Caprice PPV Detective package details uncovered

by Steven J. Ewing (RSS feed) on Jul 13th 2010 at 11:01AM

2011 Chevrolet Caprice Delective Package – Click above for high-res gallery

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.




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Wow. All I can say is now more than ever I really want on of these things! A 9C1 with a full console or a 9C3 with the 9C1 steel wheels in white with a remote start would be perfect. The first off the good news, is the car meets 50 state emissions standards. So it will be street legal. I am digging the new front end job, and would love to see more shots of "updated" car.

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2011 Chevy Caprice PPV gets Stealthy Detective Package

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


More details about GM's 2011 Chevrolet Caprice police car have been made public through the release of the official technical manual. Skipping the parts on the standard police-spec Caprice that we've already showed you in detail, the manual provides our first look at the "Detective Package". Aside from the stealthy black finish, police departments can also choose from six more colors.

We remind you that the Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) is based off the Australian market Holden Statesman / Caprice series, which itself is a more luxurious, long-wheelbase version of the Commodore that was sold in the States as the Pontiac G8.

When it becomes available to police forces across the U.S. early next year, the rear-wheel drive Caprice PPV will be offered exclusively with a 6.0-liter V8 engine pushing out an estimated 355HP and 384 lb-ft of torque, hooked up to a six-speed automatic transmission. However, General Motors plans to offer a smaller V6 engine as well from 2012.

The Caprice PPV's chief rival will be the all-new Ford Taurus Police Interceptor that will be offered in front- and all-wheel drive configurations and either a naturally aspirated 263HP V6 or a force-fed V6 churning out 365-horsepower.



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By Mark Kleis

The first time Chevrolet quietly released its new police-spec Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV) was at the Los Angeles Auto Show in late December ‘09, but now the automaker has revealed a special “detective” package for the law enforcement-only Caprice.

If the Caprice’s dimensions look familiar, that is because they are – the Caprice shares the Zeta platform with the Holden Commodore and now defunct Pontiac G8. Chevrolet plans to bring this dedicated police pursuit vehicle to market in early 2011, and now thanks to GM Inside News getting their hands on the tech manual for the Caprice PPV, we have new details about vehicle specs and configurations.

What we now know is that the vehicle can be ordered either as the Police Caprice 9C1, which is a standard lawn enforcement configuration, or the Police Detective 9C3, which is aimed at use for detectives or others who will not be transporting criminals in the rear seats.

Caprice Detective Police Package – 9C3

An undercover street appearance package will also be available for the Caprice, although it will not be available to the general public. This package removes some of the visible exterior modifications, and gives the interior a slightly more civilian design. This package is designed for undercover or non-patrol duty, and gains features such as side-curtain airbags which are normally not possible due to the rear cage.

The 9C3 package also changes the front seat configuration, adding a center console – complete with cup holders – rather than providing space for a computer. Unlike the 9C1 vehicle, the 9C3 also comes in several available colors to help the detectives blend into normal traffic.

Unique features for law enforcement use

As a purpose-built vehicle, the Police Caprice features some unique technology aimed at helping law enforcement to safely and effectively do their job. One interesting feature is known as a “Trap Speed Feature,” which allows officers – via steering wheel controls – to temporarily record and store vehicle speed for the use of pacing other vehicles to determine their rate of travel.

When law enforcement need to make a quiet and low-key approach to a scene at night, drivers will be able to cycle a switch that will temporarily turn all interior and exterior lighting off – allowing for a stealthy approach.

Like the now discontinued Pontiac G8, the police spec-Caprice will be available with V8 and V6 engines, although the six-cylinder version won’t become available until 2012.

Agencies will have the ability to check an option box that will equip When equipped with the optional 355 horsepower 6.0-liter V8, GM says the Caprice PPV can accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 6 seconds, making it the fastest police vehicle currently in service. GM also says the V8-powered sedan will have the highest top speed of any police spec vehicle. Active Fuel Management and E85 capability should ensure decent fuel economy.

But police duty is more than just about running down the bad guys, which is why GM has equipped the Caprice PPV with a number of other unique features. The Caprice PPV package also includes an upgraded 170-amp alternator, engine oil, transmission and power steering coolers, 18-inch steel wheels, heavy duty brakes, and upgraded suspension, a revised stability control program and a driver information center mounted in the gauge cluster.

Inside, the Caprice PPV offers seating for five, with greater rear-seat leg room than the Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser. The five-seat design also allows for an optional center-mounted touch-screen computer. Two trunk-mounted batteries ensure the Caprice will never run low on juice.

Chevrolet tells us that the rear seat will come covered in heavy duty vinyl but will be otherwise similar to what is found on the G8 for safety compliance reasons. Buyers can replace the rear seat with a hard plastic police-spec setup at their discretion.



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It looks like the Impala or the Chevy Canadian version of the Suzuki Forenza, so it will be 'stealth-like'. Bad guys will think it's a rental car, until they get caught.

It does have some Impala in it no doubt. But the front over hang and everything make it look like a RWD car.

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