Interested in learning more of the nitty-gritty details about the new Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle?
Chevy's technical manual for the fleet-only Caprice is currently viewable and it has all the specifications you'd desire about the Australia-sourced vehicle. We already learned the Caprice PPV will hit our streets next year with the 355-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-8, but now we know it will be available with a range of electrical function customization options, all accessible from the driver information message center located in the gauge cluster. Although fuel economy is marked "to be determined," everything from brake rotor size to alternator output is detailed.
Should stealth be the name of the game at your local precinct, a Detective Package coded 9C3 (the PPV is 9C1) can be ordered when the Caprice becomes available. Dropping the police graphics and light bars, the low-key patrol cruiser is less conspicuous on the road but can still be had with colors that aren't just black -- white, red, green, light gold, silver, and gray are options. Unfortunately, it appears that the rear vinyl bench seat cannot be combined with the Detective model, unlike the standard PPV.