2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit sets new performance record in Michigan Police Test

Earlier today, we brought you news of Michigan State Police’s Vehicle Evaluation Test  of GM and Ford’s new police interceptor. Chrysler has now released information on its new 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit, which apparently set new levels of performance with the V8 model recording the fastest lap time ever in the test’s history. The Dodge Charger Pursuit V6 delivered the fastest naturally aspirated or E-85 capable six-cylinder lap time.

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“Achieving the fastest-ever lap time at the Michigan State Police’s annual Police Vehicle Evaluation test reflects the mission of the Dodge Charger Pursuit Team to equip our law enforcement officials with the absolute best combination of vehicle performance and tactical equipment,” said Peter Grady, Vice President of Network Development and Fleet, Chrysler Group LLC. “Even more impressive is that all four Michigan State Police Vehicle Test Team drivers averaged their fastest times in the Charger Pursuit – reinforcing the driver confidence provided when world-class acceleration, braking, handling and dynamics are combined.”

The Dodge Charger Pursuit V8 delivered the best-in-class acceleration needed for police duty:

  • 0-to-60 mph (5.83 sec)
  • 0-to-70 mph (7.38 sec)
  • 0-to-80 mph (9.18 sec)
  • 0-to-90 mph (11.43 sec)
  • 0-to-100 mph (13.65 sec)

The Dodge Charger Pursuit V8 model is powered by a 5.7 liter HEMI V8 with fuel-saver technology and produced 370-hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. The Dodge Charger Pursuit V6 model is powered by Chrysler’s 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 making 292-hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.

– By: Omar Rana