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PoliceLink's Patrol Car Guide

Kevin Powers | PoliceLink

Dodge Charger

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Dodge Charger (commons)

The Charger’s current model is built with a 340 hp Hemi V8 and can get from 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds. In tests run by the Michigan State Police, the car outperformed all others in acceleration and cornering and was only occasionally beat out by the Dodge Magnum in some breaking tests.

For law enforcement professionals, Dodge has upgraded the car with heavy-duty brakes, a severe-duty cooling system, a police-performance Electronic Stability Program and police performance-tuned steering,

Video: See the Dodge Charger in action

The law enforcement build moves the gear shifter to the steering column to make room in the center console for radio and computer equipment. It’s also outfitted with the electronics for after-market sirens and other police accessories.

Besides being used by the NYPD, LAPD and several other city and state police departments, the Charger is also used by the U.S. Marine Corps, the FBI and the U.S. Marshals.

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