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Are police cars faster than normal cars?

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I'll give a detailed and technical answer since I have been dealing with fleet issues for a few years and have tested all the major vehicles for 3 years in the annual testing here in SoCal. read more

However, many cars on the road are faster than the typical police car. Some years back, a few highway patrol and state police agencies bought high-performance Ford Mustang 5.0 and Chevrolet Camaro vehicles to chase down speeders on the highway when regular patrol cars couldn't keep up. read more

Most Important Difference Between Police Cars and Regular Cars. Most car buyers will agree that fuel economy, longevity and dependability are the factors on which they focus when buying a new car. The aim of a regular car owner is making the car last and perform at its peak for as long as possible. read more

Generally normal squad cars don't have any major improvements to performance over the factory model of the same vehicle, however highway patrol and specialized high pursuit vehicles often have adjustments made to suspension, brakes, engine management computers etc. to increase performance. A police vehicles primary weapon in a pursuit is the radio. read more

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