The battle between GM and Ford continues on into the police car arena with the Chevrolet Caprice PPV police car and the Ford Taurus Police Interceptor. After a few hours when Ford boasted its report of the testing done on the Ford Police Interceptor by Michigan State Police, GM fired back with its own report of the Chevrolet Caprice PPV police car.
According to GM, the Chevrolet Caprice PPV managed to beat out the Ford Taurus Police Interceptor in both top speed and braking tests. From the report, braking distance for the Caprice PPV from 60 miles per hour to zero is recorded in just 125.8 feet, which is a full four feet shorter than the Ford Police Interceptor. And for top speed, the Chevrolet Caprice PPV tops out at 154 mph, which is about 6 mph faster than the Ford Police Interceptor.
“The results speak for themselves and prove why they’re the best choice for law enforcement duty today,” said Dana Hammer, manager, Law Enforcement Vehicles.
Although Ford claims that its V6 has better fuel economy with equivalent performance, it is hard for law enforcement agencies to ignore the performance numbers of the Chevrolet PPV police car from its 3.6-liter V6 engine.