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NYPD to Buy 15 Dodge Charger Police Vehicles

February 15, 2006

NEW YORK - The New York Police Department plans to buy 15 police versions of the Dodge Charger for a pilot program that will begin this summer, according to All Headline News. The 15 models will include five with the V-6 engine and 10 with the V-8. In a recent test by Michigan State Police, the Dodge Charger police package equipped with a V-8 engine had an acceleration of 6.52 seconds to 60 mph and a 150-mph lap time."With more cars geared for racing than casual highway cruising, it makes sense that police are stepping up their efforts to capture criminals whose getaways are being fueled by race inspired cars," said Leonard Lesko, the NYPD's director of fleet services. "The car that goes 110 mph doesn't do it anymore."

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