Originally posted by Marqman
This was emailed to me........
"In fact, our Police Interceprot test car is nothing more than a production
car with blacked-out trim and a jacked up suspension."
So what do you guys think?!!!!!
I think that article is accurate... Many think there is something 'magical'
about the CVPI "P71" Police Interceptors, and in a way there is, but not
when it comes to initial performance tests..
The Police Interceptors use the same 4.6L engine as civilian vehicles,
with only minor changes in the EEC to increase idle speed and increase
WOT shift points. But they are built for 'severe duty', and most of the
performance deals with this point. They have additional coolers, for
oil, power steering, etc., different springs and shocks, reinforced roof
and frame, improved cooling and electrical systems, and differences
in the transmission. They are built to jump curbs, idle for hours on
end, and run for 300,000 miles with normal maintenance..
The Police Interceptors also have 'traction lock' available, and the
electronic traction control is not even an available option.. The
civilian models might be as quick out of the gate, but do a high
speed run on a long stretch of interstate highway and see who
comes out on top :)