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cpttango30 02-13-2011 01:35 PM

New Era police cars.
 
I was just reading an article about the new police cars.

Ford, Chevy, and Mopar all offering cars with V-6 motors?

For our LEO's would you rather have a V-6 with a turbo or a V-8 without?

Yunus 02-13-2011 01:42 PM

Are these full size vehicles like a Crown Vic or mid size like a Fusion?

Car54 02-13-2011 02:40 PM

The Ford Interceptor will have two v-6 options; a 260ish hp, and a 340ish hp rating, the Chevy Impala will have a v-6, the Chevy Caprice will have a v-8 (don't know the hp ratings), and the Dodge Charger will have a v-6 and a hemi option.

Although I prefer a v-8, horsepower and acceleration is a major factor. That 340 or so hp in the new Ford v-6 is something to pay attention to. I also prefer a rear wheel drive.

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cpttango30 02-13-2011 03:43 PM

The ford offering is all wheel drive. So that will be a major factor as well...

I would think the handling of a car with a v-6 would be a bit better than that with a big v-8 up front.

dnthmn2004 02-13-2011 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by cpttango30 (Post 444200)
The ford offering is all wheel drive. So that will be a major factor as well...

I would think the handling of a car with a v-6 would be a bit better than that with a big v-8 up front.

Exactly what I was going to say. V6 turbo with AWD would be invaluable here in MA. Other states will see AWD as useless and opt for a big V8 RWD, which is fine because they don't see snow during the winter.

TGReaper 02-13-2011 04:52 PM

New Era police cars.
 
I expect that the correct answer would be "it depends on the area/circumstances".
Where I live the police response time is 45 min.+ so in reality they may as well travel by horse and buggy.

cpttango30 02-13-2011 05:14 PM

Where I grew up a v-6 with a turbo or not is going to get you out ran by anyone with a v-8.

skullcrusher 02-13-2011 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by cpttango30 (Post 444268)
Where I grew up a v-6 with a turbo or not is going to get you out ran by anyone with a v-8.

Technology is vastly better than when you were growing up. There are 4-cyl turbos that do 200+ in a 1/4 mile now. :eek:

cpttango30 02-13-2011 05:32 PM

The CHP guys would bring the mustangs in the shop to my brother all the time saying it needs to go faster.

One guy came in and said it has a vibration at 145 mph. FIX IT. So they test drove it sure enough vibration at 145. Turns out the drive line had a small crack on the inner tube and it would flex at that speed causing it to become unbalanced.

You are talking about a drag car that is totally different than a car that can run flat out down I-5 for 120 miles. Sure tech is a little better then the 90's but it ain't that much better. Turbos are also just one more thing to go wrong as well.

Really does having a v-6 with a turbo inter-cooler and all that save weight over just having a v-8? Not really.....


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