Chrysler reveals 'sinister' police vehicle

The Crown Vic-alternative sounds pretty hard core, but that may or may not be a good thing. The dark and intimidating photo of the police vehicle that the carmaker released begs the question: should people be afraid of the police?

The 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit will look pretty hard core in front of the doughnut shop.
The 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit will look pretty hard core in front of the doughnut shop.

Chrysler released a dark and intimidating image of its police vehicle that goes on sale in September.

It's the police version of the all-new 2011 Dodge Charger equipped with either an E-85 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 or 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with a fuel-saving multidisplacement system. The Pursuit's suspension is tuned for performance and saddled with heavy-duty antilock vented-disc brakes (ABS), front and rear stabilizer bars, and 18-inch performance tires on steel wheels. Rear-wheel drive design and a redesigned front and rear multilink suspension deliver a smooth ride, and its two-mode police-specific Electronic Stability Control (ESC) calibration make it "hot-pursuit ready."

The Crown Vic-alternative sounds pretty hard core, but that may or may not be a good thing. The dark and intimidating photo of the police vehicle that the carmaker released begs the question: should people be afraid of the police?

Based on its description of the 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit as "sinister" and makes "any suspect stop in a panic," Chrysler seems to think so.

 

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