After passing the Michigan State Police Vehicle Evaluation Test, the 2012 generation of the Dodge Charger Pursuit has been announced as the fastest police car, finishing the lap in 1:33.70 at Grattan Raceway in Belding, Michigan.
“Achieving the fastest-ever lap time at the Michigan State Police’s annual Police Vehicle Evaluation test reflects the mission on the Dodge Charge Pursuit Team to equip our law enforcement officials with the absolute best combination of vehicle performance and tactical equipment”, said the vice president of Network Development and Fleet, Chrysler Group LLC, Peter Grady.
Taking its power from the 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 unit, delivering a total output of 292 horsepower and a peak of 260 lb-ft of torque, the Dodge Charger Pursuit did well for the naturally aspirated (1:37.71) and E-85 capable (1:37.57) six-cylinder police vehicles, achieving 27 mpg on the highway with gasoline.
The larger 5.7 liter HEMI V8, with its 370 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque, had the best combination of acceleration, braking, handling and dynamics, and with its remapped ECU could accelerate up to 151 mph or 243 km/h, getting the following sprint times:
0 to 60 mph – 5.83 sec
0 to 70 mph – 7.38 sec
0 to 80 mph – 9.18 sec
0 to 90 mph – 11.43 sec
0 to 100 mph – 13.65 sec