I was just reading the tests of the 2001 CVPI (235 HP) conducted by the Michigan State
Police and the NLECTC (National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center).
As you probably know, the NLECTC runs complete tests of Police Vehicles for each year,
and part of these tests consist of zero to sixty times.
Again this year the average zero to sixty times of the CVPI is 8.70 seconds, with the top
speed again being limited to 129 MPH. Our department has recently purchased some of
the 2001 CVPI's, and the performance increase of the additional 20 horsepower doesn't
seem to be noticeable over the older models. These tests confirm that. I still prefer the
handling and performance of the pre 1998 models.
If you are interested here is the link to the Michigan State Police and NLECTC tests. The
performance results of the CVPI for the past few years, including the 2001 models, are