No Police Interceptor - 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS Long-Term Road Test
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2010 Chevrolet Camaro Long Term Road Test

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS: No Police Interceptor

August 03, 2010

CHP 4th gen Camaro.jpg

I asked my colleague Justin, who knows such matters, if the new Camaro -- like our long-term 2010 SS -- is in police service. I don't think so he replied.

We did some digging on the internets and found a smattering of samples in TX, OK, and Abu Dhabi(?!). But the current Camaro doesn't come close to the Generation 4 (1993~2002) that saw wide Highway Patrol/State Police Interceptor service including California, Nevada, and Florida.

So why no police package on the current car? Is it the poor outward visibility, the small rear seat that's not suitable for perps, or did it lose out to the nearly as fast 4-door Dodge Charger Hemi?

In any event it's a shame, because the new Camaro with its 6.2L V8 would make an awesome Police Interceptor -- a present day Mad Max machine.

I recently had a dream where a group of sophisticated rogue agents planted an idea in Ed Whitacre's own dream to produce the Camaro Police Interceptor, and then he decided...

Albert Austria, Senior Engineer @ 19,688 miles (Hit the jump to see the 4th Gen CHP Camaro in action.)

Abu Dhabi Police Camaro.jpg


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