Monday, March 10, 2008

Geek post #1: Dodge Charger police car

I just can't hold this back any more. I got to post a blog about this new cop car. When I started seeing them in my side-view mirrors my heart skipped in terror at the site of its grille, aggressive stance, and of course, you know "Its got a Hemi." I read an article about the new car. The positives are:
  1. More powerful engine
  2. Rear wheel drive, like the Ford Crown Victoria
  3. Better brakes
  4. More fuel efficient
  5. More toys in the siren, a blast feature, which sets down a bass vibration through the street
The negative:
  1. Smaller trunk

Across from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Highway Patrol car, uh where is the highway officer?

The police are facing the same problem as the taxi industry, as the Ford Crown Victoria slowly fades away. For a few years the department was purchasing Chevrolet Impalas, which sucked. The Impala doesn't strike fear in anybody, and it looks like a shit box after a year.

So far the most likely place to see the Charger is in Midtown, especially if its leading a police escort for a diplomat or elected official, or especially on 5th Avenue, where all the tourists go shopping. Right now they are the supermodels of the police cars, but soon they may become ubiquitous across parts of North America where it doesn't snow all the time.


Paradise Driver said...

Oregon State Police

NYC taxi photo said...

Wow, that is awesome, better not be anyone speeding in Oregon. I love those wheels

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It may be a choice that pays a hefty price (literal expensive price tag), it's still the best choice for police cars. After all, the police don't want to chasing at a less-than speedy pace.

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If I was being chased by a beat-up 1990 Nissan Sunny, I wouldn't hesitate to speed up even more knowing I would just outpace the police, but with this, you just know you couldn't win.

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The N.Y.P.D. uses the police version of the Charger as a highway patrol cruiser; there is also a civilian version. Its engine produces 340 hp (254 kW), which can accelerate the car from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 6.0 seconds. The U.S. Federal and military police services also use the car.