Fastest police cars for 2017, according to Michigan State Police force

Article by Christian A., on November 20, 2016

To catch a fleeing criminal, one must be well-equipped with wheels that can catch up, if not, outrun them. We’ve watched too many action movies with the police force arriving after the hero/heroine gets the job done. But in real life, calling 911 or the police force does the trick. And yes, they’ve got to have the wheels to do the trick.

In the United States for example, the police force has the necessary gear to catch criminals and delinquents as well as maintain peace and order in their respective state; and such equipment includes police cars or police mobiles that are capable of great speeds to corner fleeing criminals. Companies like Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge are known to supply the American police force with the necessary power to chase criminals.

The Michigan State Police has in fact listed the best patrol cars issued to them by the government for the year 2017. Recently, each of their patrol cars had been put to the test on the tracks of the Gingerman raceway in South Haven, Michigan and in a straight line. Here is a list of Michigan’s fastest police cars for 2017.

So there you have it, folks. These numbers sure look good for police service vehicles. Hopefully these vehicles will effectively help deliver peace and order not only in Michigan, but the whole United States.

Chevrolet Caprice

First on our list is the new Chevrolet Caprice. It was first introduced to the men in uniforms in 2009 and was produced solely for the purpose of chasing crooks (and maybe handling a few emergencies). It has two variants: one with a 3.6-liter V6 and the other powered by a 6.0-liter V8.

With the no-cost optional V8 engine, the Caprice can produce a maximum of 355 horsepower (264 kW) which is then brought to its rear wheels (both variants come on a rear-wheel drive).

With the 3.6-liter V6, the Caprice can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 7.91 seconds and reach a top speed of 147 mph while the 6.0-liter V8 can do it faster in 6.11 seconds and maximum speed of 155 mph. The Caprice has a record lap time of 1:39.76 with the V6 and 1:37.58 with the V8.

Chevy Tahoe

Next on our list is the Chevy Tahoe which has been used as an official police vehicle since 1997. It has a very spacious interior so transporting passengers is not a problem. Having been in service for several years, the Tahoe takes pride of its powerful and reliable engine. The latest Tahoe is powered by a 5.3-liter V8 engine and is offered in either a rear-wheel drive or an all-wheel drive configuration.

The rear-wheel drive version has an acceleration time of 7.97 seconds and a top speed of 132 mph. The all-wheel drive version, on the other hand, has a slower acceleration time of 8.08 seconds and a top speed of 121 mph. The former can complete a lap in 1:39.75 while the latter has a lap time of 1:40.60.

Dodge Charger

Another police service vehicle joining the list is the Dodge Charger. Along with the standard Dodger, a police-specked version also came along with its reintroduction in 2005. The Charger became one of the favorites among stations and along with its 2017 model are three versions – a rear-wheel drive 3.6-liter V6 and two 5.7-liter V8 variants in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive.

This V6 has an acceleration time of 8.06 seconds, a top speed of 142 mph and a lap time of 1:38.26; the V8 on the other hand can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.17 seconds on rear-wheel drive and 6.05 seconds on all four wheels, a top speed of 150 mph for both versions, and a lap time of 1:37.12 for the rear-wheel drive and 1:36.53 on all four wheels.

Ford Taurus

Second to the last on our list is none other than the Ford Taurus. This Ford Special Service Police and Police Interceptor sedan was an official replacement of the Crown Victoria (which also served the police department for a long time) in 2011.

It comes in three variants, each of which came with efficient and powerful engines, a much-needed change in the police force. A 2.0-liter EcoBoost front-wheel drive variant can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 8.26 seconds, achieve a top speed and lap time of 120 mph and 1:43.05, respectively.

Another front-wheel drive variant comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine covering 0 to 60 mph in 7.78 seconds, and achieving a top speed and lap time of 133 mph and 1:38.82, respectively. There are also two all-wheel drive variants – one powered by a 3.7-liter V6 and the other with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6.

The former can cover 0 to 60 mph in 7.43 seconds while the latter can do better with 5.70 seconds; the former can achieve a top speed and lap time of 133 mph and 1:38.01, respectively, while the latter can go to up to 150 mph and achieve a lap time of 1:35.34.

Ford Police Interceptor Utility

Finally, closing our list of 2017’s fastest police cars, is the Ford Police Interceptor Utility. The Ford PI Utility is not too bad considering its Explorer origins. Just like the Taurus, the Ford PI Utility is a replacement for the outgoing Crown Victoria. It has been tried and tested by the police force since 2011, and the upcoming 2017 model has more to offer.

There are two engine options – a 3.7-liter V6 and a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, both in all-wheel drive. The former can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.99 seconds while the latter is faster at 6.4 seconds. The 3.7-liter V6 has a top speed of 132 mph and lap time of 1:40.93 while the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 has a 130-mph top speed and 1:38.53 lap time.

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