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LandShark9C1 said:
CVPI is a nice car but has no balls
I just got a 2007 CVPI, and trust me, it has PLENTY of balls. I don't notice much of a difference compared to my brother's Caprice with the LT-1 engine. Just because you were stupid enough to buy a retired police car doesn't make it the end-all. The ergonomics on the Chevy suck, and it's 10 year-old technology.

If you were a cop you'd know the car doesn't matter as much as who's driving it. I once caught a stolen 5.7 IROC while driving a 1990 Crown Vic with the wimpy 5.0 engine, so raw power doesn't mean crap.
 

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I just got a 2007 CVPI, and trust me, it has PLENTY of balls.
well I don't know about "plenty", but it's a step in the right direction, 250hp plus a 3.55 gear ratio, the caprice only had 3.08 gears.
(remember...alot of people on this board drive the CVPI, which has more power than alot of things on the road, but to someone who is used to hanging around the track....cars running 14,15,16 second 1/4 mile times are slow- like I don't consider my chevy to be "fast"....maybe fast "for a 4400lb car with a stock motor" but thats it)

new CVPI has similar power to the old caprice and in the past 10 years has gotten much needed upgrades
anyone who has driven them will most likely agree that newer CVPIs handle alot better than the old chevys, among other things. I never said the newer CVPI's "suck", all I said was that Ford could build a much better car if they wanted to...so can GM, and Dodge for that matter.

Cars like the CVPI/caprice/ large domestic sedans have more steel to move than smaller cars with the same hp. More frequently new cars have 200-300 hp engines from the factory, hell my mothers new car is rated at 250hp and its a Saturn. not uncommon these days to see mid sized sedans and coupes advertised with those numbers. So why isnt Ford beefing up the motor to match the power of say dodge?
just food for thought.

and yes, many times "it's not so much the arrow, it's the indian"
practical driving skills and knowlege of vehicle dynamics go a long way.
example- I have seen a NYSP in a beat up caprice police car turned taxicab with over 200k, loose steering/suspension, on bald tires, and no rear brakes run faster lap times on the autocross track than a guy in a brand new GTO.

I really hope none of you were the dude I caught snooping around A-1 snapping pics of the cruisers... :confused:
why would anyone need to do that? they all look the same.:rofl:
 

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working in a city or even in a rural area, I would rather have a car that has adequate speed and can handle well than be operating a jet.
 

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I heard that they were supposed to bring back the galaxy name plate. For patrol i would take the charger. Obviously more power, newer platform, better control of the road. However, it is untested and dodge has been known for bad trannys and electrical systems. Ford is known for bad front ends and also crappy trannys. I drive a ford CV as a patrol car and it is a comfortable vehicle we have a 00 and a 98 and considering both are beaten down and rusting they are fairly comfortable to drive with the cage and rwd is the right wheel drive for a pursuite vehicle. NYC PD prefers the impala due to its compact size and better city fuel economy then the cvpi. However, what it boils down to is that when the blues come on people pull over.

Also for clarification purposes the 9c1 could only be had with the LT1 not the 200 hp lb9 or lq9 whatever it is that the standard civi caprice had. The 9c1 had 260 hp and the cvpi for the simular year had 229 hp.
 

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^^^ Actually there were a few L99 9C1 cars ordered from GM, they are rare, infact I have only seen one in person. If you do an internet search for something like "L99 9C1" you will find a few.

a few useful caprice RPO's
L03 5.0 305ci V8
L05 5.7 350ci V8
LT1 5.7 350ci V8 (94-96)
L99 4.3 265ci V8 (94-96)
G80 posi rear
WX3 Impala SS
 

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OutOfManyOne said:
Well here is the new FORD INTERCEPTOR for 2009 I believe from the Car Show.
Is that supposed to be a Ford or an Infiniti? Look at it...the wheels look straight off a FX/Nissan Murano and the windows and turn signal lights etc. as well. :blink:
 

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Is that supposed to be a Ford or an Infiniti? Look at it...the wheels look straight off a FX/Nissan Murano and the windows and turn signal lights etc. as well. :blink:
Its supposed to be fords competitor with the chrysler 300 and dodge charger it uses the mustang platform and the concept has 400 hp. I think there is a strong posiblility of them building this due to the fact the only car being offered on the mustang platform is the mustang and in order for ford to dig itself out of its financial hole it needs a broader product line other then fwd "cross over" suvs. The CVPI hasnt basically changed since 98 with its current body styling other then some different wheels and a black grill with holes instead of horizontal shades. Its a 9 year old design. With a platform thats over 20 years old.
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LandShark9C1 said:
^^^ Actually there were a few L99 9C1 cars ordered from GM, they are rare, infact I have only seen one in person. If you do an internet search for something like "L99 9C1" you will find a few.

a few useful caprice RPO's
L03 5.0 305ci V8
L05 5.7 350ci V8
LT1 5.7 350ci V8 (94-96)
L99 4.3 265ci V8 (94-96)
G80 posi rear
WX3 Impala SS
Interesting every B-body 9c1 i have ever heard about or seen came with a LT-1 260hp motor. The L99 was the base motor for the civi caprice...dont know why they would toss it in an interceptor?
 

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From what I have read it doesn't sound like this is going to be made into a police package.

FORD INTERCEPTOR CONCEPT: CELEBRATING MODERN AMERICAN MUSCLE WITH 'BUILT FORD TOUGH' ATTITUDE

  • American Muscle: The Ford Interceptor concept celebrates the best of American muscle with a four-door that marries "Built Ford Tough" attitude with the sporty elegance of 1960s sedans.
  • Legendary performance: The Interceptor concept's Ford Racing 5.0-liter Cammer engine runs on E-85 ethanol and produces 400 horsepower. This engine powered the Mustang FR500C to the 2005 Grand-Am Cup Championship in its first year of competition.
  • Safety: Interceptor incorporates Ford's patented four-point "belt and suspenders" design in the front and rear seats. In addition, inflatable safety belts are included for rear seat passengers.
PARTLY SQUARE, PARTLY PROFESSIONALLY ROUND: IT'S A 'SQUIRCLE'

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 31, 2006 - Building on its legacy of bold muscle cars, Ford is introducing a modern, all-American sedan concept that combines "Built Ford Tough" attitude with the sporty elegance of its iconic 1960s sedans.

The Ford Interceptor concept comes equipped with a manual six-speed gearbox mated to a Ford Racing 5.0-liter V-8 Cammer engine that delivers 400 horsepower and runs on E-85 ethanol.
"This concept celebrates the best of American muscle, showing customers what 'modern muscle' is all about," said Peter Horbury, executive director - Design, The Americas. "The Interceptor concept is much like a Marine in dress uniform. He looks smart and elegant but you can see the raw power that lies beneath."

The Team
The Ford Interceptor concept was developed by the following team members, led by J Mays, group vice president - Design, and chief creative officer: Peter Horbury, executive director - Design, The Americas
Freeman Thomas, director, Strategic Design, North America
David Woodhouse, chief designer
Kris Tomasson, chief designer
Andreas Nilsson, exterior design manager
Jeremy Leng, exterior design manager
Brian White, interior designer
Fairuz Arabo, Color and Materials designer
Greg Hutting, project manager

Flexing Modern Muscle
The Ford Interceptor concept's exterior design features substantial, sometimes brutish, surfaces and sections that give the concept its modern, powerful look.

The Mustang-based concept features a traditional rear-wheel drive proportion that includes a short front overhang, long rear overhang and extended dash-to-axle ratio.
The Ford Interceptor also has a low cabin and higher beltline, adding to the vehicle's attitude and sense of mystery.
"The Ford Interceptor concept is a pure sedan that speaks to performance car lovers everywhere," said Freeman Thomas, director, North American Strategic Design. "These people might need more space, but they still appreciate the power and attitude that cars like this represent,"
Painted a deep blue, the Ford Interceptor concept's strength exudes from its strong, high shoulders. And much like on last year's Ford F-250 Super Chief pickup concept, a single character line runs the length of the body side, slightly sloping downward as it reaches the back of the sedan.
This adds wedge to the car, making it dynamic, without detracting from its smooth, clean design.
Signature Ford touches include the horizontal three-bar grille, which has been structurally integrated into the bumper beam, as well as "squircles" - or professionally square circle-shaped graphics - inside and out.
As a nod to performance purists, the ultimate muscle lies under the powered clamshell "shaker" hood, which caps a thoroughly detailed engine compartment that houses a 5.0-liter V-8 Cammer engine.
This is an upgraded variant of the 4.6-liter engine under the hood of the current production Mustang GT. The Cammer modular engine powered Ford Racing's FR500C race car to the top of the Grand Am Cup's GS class, achieving five victories on its way to the Drivers, Manufacturers and Team Championships in its first season of competition.
The Interceptor concept's Cammer engine is mated to a manual six-speed transmission. The car, equipped with 22-inch wheels, also features a solid rear axle for more hard-core performance feel.
Attitude Within
Inside, the Ford Interceptor concept is sleek and thoroughly modern, completed in contrasting black leather and metal finishes.
The dash, headliner and thick steering wheel are leather-wrapped. Plus, the Interceptor concept's four low-back bucket seats are wrapped in thick black belt leather with exposed-edge seams and contrasting caramel stitching. The seats are accented with Ford GT-inspired squircle grommets finished with Titan Metal painted inserts.
Squircle accents are repeated in the concept's door trims, floor, console and instrument panel.
Designed within a pair of squircles, the speedometer and tachometer are eye-catching. The needles for both start at center and move opposite each other as the speed and RPM climb.
Other clever touches include retractable headrests that deploy from the roof when the car is parked. They adjust fore and aft, as well as up and down for each occupant. Audio control panel and climate controls also are stowable.
On the other hand, the gated six-speed shifter is exposed, just waiting to be thrown into gear.
"The Interceptor concept is a sedan - but with the heart and soul of a performance car," Thomas said. "This car is about restraint - and not clouding the driving experience with too much technology. There aren't a lot of layers between the driver and the road with this car."
Safer travels
For safety, the Interceptor concept incorporates Ford's patented four-point "belt and suspenders" safety belt design in all four seats and inflatable seat belts in the rear.
While current three-point safety belts are extremely effective in reducing the risk of injury in a crash, Ford Motor Company is researching these two potential safety belt technologies as possible ways to further reduce injury risk in vehicle crashes.
A number of technical challenges still need to be overcome before such restraint systems could ever be used, but these technologies might one day further enhance safety belt effectiveness.
The four-point belt showcases a possible next-generation safety belt that is more comfortable and easier to use than traditional three-point belts, according to consumer research. Additionally, inflatable belts have been included in the rear seat of the concept to help better protect occupants in a variety of crashes.
"Our customer target for this powerful masculine sedan was a man with a family," Horbury said. "He's essentially a good guy, but a bit mischevious. He loves power and performance. But ultimately, he's responsible. When he has his family on board, he values new safety technology as well as a powerful engine that runs on E-85 ethanol."
Ford Interceptor Concept
Powertrain
5.0-liter Cammer V-8
Chassis lengths
Overall length...........................................201.6 in.
Wheelbase.................................................120.8 in.
Overall width..............................................76.4 in.
Overall height at curb..................................54.8 in.
Track width
Front...........................................................66.5 in.
Rear............................................................67.8 in.
Suspension
Front....................... Double wishbone-independent
Rear.........................3-Link Design with Panhard Rod
Headroom
Front...........................................................37.5 in.
Second Row................................................35.9 in.
Legroom
Front...........................................................42.3 in.
Second Row................................................35.6 in.

Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures and distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With about 300,000 employees and more than 100 plants worldwide, the company's core and affiliated automotive brands include Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury and Volvo. Its automotive-related services include Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit www.fordvehicles.com.



 

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No way... though I do admit those 2 cars are a bit on the ugly side as well...
 
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