Where the rubber meets the Road

Michigan State Police Vehicle Tests offer decision-makers the numbers needed to help analyze law enforcement's 2010 model vehicles


   1986 —The Caprice name replaces Impala, as the car is updated for the mid- and late-1980s — including the option of a 5.7-liter small-block V8.

   1991 —A new-generation Caprice is launched, with the 9C1 police car still on the beat.

   1994 — The 260-horsepower (194 Nm) LT1 V8 engine is offered in the Caprice 9C1.

   1996 — Caprice police car production ends.

   2011 — The Caprice PPV returns to active duty.

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