Remember the Blues Brothers clichéd line about “cop brakes, cop shocks…” etc? Well, it may well be a cliché but thanks to the new chassis package for the 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit there is a whole lot of truth to it when it comes to this vehicle.
According to Dodge’s press release what makes this vehicle pursuit ready is its performance suspension tuning, rear and front stabilizer bars, anti lock heavy duty vented disc brakes, performance tires (18 inch) with steel wheels along with the ESC (Electronic Stability Control) calibration that is police specific with two modes. It is also equipped with a Police Interface Module making it a complete mobile command capable interior with white/red interior LED lighting for use with night vision equipment.
This release follows on the heels on General Motors release of their new Chevrolet Caprice and its similar police special fanfare. Dodge has countered with the Pursuit which is said to have “crime-busting” technology and a sinister, iconic type design that according to the auto maker will make a suspect panic and stop in their tracks.
You are given a choice of either the renowned 5.7 Hemi V 8 engine or an E-85 capable with a V-6 3.5 Pentastar engine; want to take a guess which ones the boys in blue will prefer? It is also said that the V-6 can get at least 25 miles per gallon while still offering almost 300 horsepower; this is due to the fact that during a light throttle drive, half of the cylinders will shut down.
The 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit can be ordered beginning in September and for those interested there is a Hemi V-8, 6.1 engine option available to civilians.