2012 Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle (PPV): Regular Car Reviews
We drive the American Holden, a Chevrolet Caprice Police Pursuit Vehicle. It’s also a Pontiac G8. The Caprice PPV is a purpose-built police car, designed for high-speed pursuits and other law enforcement duties. It’s powered by a 6.0-liter V8 engine with 355 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque. The Caprice PPV is the only police car in the United States with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Caprice PPV is a large car, with a wheelbase of 114.8 inches (2,910 mm) and an overall length of 200.8 inches (5,094 mm). It’s wider than a Crown Victoria, and about the same length. The Caprice PPV has a curb weight of 4,370 pounds (1,982 kg).
The Caprice PPV comes standard with front and rear seat airbags, side curtain airbags, and StabiliTrak stability control. It has a top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h) and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 6.7 seconds.
The Caprice PPV is built on GM’s Zeta platform, which is also used for the Holden Commodore, the Pontiac G8, and the Chevrolet SS. The Caprice PPV is assembled at GM’s Elizabeth, South Australia, plant.
The Caprice PPV went on sale in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2011. It’s available in two trim levels: the base model and the uplevel LTZ. The base model has a starting price of $30,995, while the LTZ starts at $33,495.
The Caprice PPV is a great choice for police departments looking for a high-performance pursuit vehicle. It’s powerful, comfortable, and has a host of safety features. It’s also reasonably priced and built by a major automaker.