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When it comes back to the good old-fashioned car-to-car police chase, perpetrators should be aware if a 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit model engages them.

Taken out to prove its worth during the annual Michigan State Police Vehicle Evaluation earlier this week, a 2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD set the lap record for an AWD vehicle with a time of 1:33.85 at Grattan Raceway in Belding, Michigan.

“With the record-holding rear-wheel drive Dodge Charger Pursuit and now the fastest-ever recorded all-wheel drive model, Chrysler Group offers those who protect and serve us with the best pursuit-rated sedans in the business,” said Peter Grady, Vice President of Network Development and Fleet, Chrysler Group LLC.

The 2014 Charger Pursuit AWD complements the HEMI V-8-powered Dodge Charger Pursuit – that still holds its RWD record of 1:33.70, set last year.

Dodge has paid attention to feedback from the officers driving the previous versions of the Charger Pursuit, upgrading the 2014 model: it features revised rear fascia and robust exhaust tips to further enhance the “pursuit” capability of the Charger when crossing highway medians, a new camber link change to the rear suspension was made to further enhance high-speed and aggressive braking performance and there is also a new Police-specific Secure Park, which prevents idling vehicle from being driven without key fob present in the vehicle.

Developed with the guidance of the brand’s Police Advisory Board, the Dodge Charger Pursuit features a mobile-command interior with unique features, including a Vehicle Systems Interface Module for easy equipment integration, heavy-duty police-duty front seats and column-mounted shifter with Auto Stick.