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View Poll Results: How fast are crown victorias?
Not fast at all there are alot of cars that can out run them 1 7.14%
Kinda fast but not really 5 35.71%
Pretty fast 5 35.71%
Really fast 0 0%
Most cars cant beat a cop car.... 3 21.43%
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Old 06-09-2004, 04:52 PM   #1
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Those crown victorias.....how fast are they I looked em up once and they only have like 200 hp with a 4.6l v-8 (the newer ones) and can series 2 bonne take em?
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I don't know where you heard that from, but the torque is up close to 280-300. That'* so they can do the rear deal to stop runaways. The car almost has a flat torque curve from 40 to 120. They're actually impressive.
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Well, it'* interesting that you ask that.

I don't know about the Crown Vics, but the Impalas aren't hot stuff. I used to work security at Kerr Industries (they outfit the police package Impalas), and all they have is HD suspension, an oil cooler, tranny cooler, and PS cooler. Other than that, it'* tires, and a top speed limit of 124mph.
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Was watching a documentary just the other night. The highway patrol car was just having it'* way with the rear-end of a Hummer.
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In Oregon, the State Police use the Crown Vics for normal patrol, but they have Camaro'* for pursuit. Most Counties have the same setup as well.
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Here ya go:

Specifications :
Price Range : Only sold to law enforcement agencies. Used ones
available at police auctions.

Engine : V8, SOHC, front engine RWD
Displacement : 4,600 cc
Valve : 16 valves, 2 valves per cylinder
Transmission : 4-spd automatic
Fuel economy : city - 16 mpg
highway - 22 mpg

Horsepower : 235 hp @ 4750 rpm
Torque : 275 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
0-60 mph : 8.7 sec.


Curb Weight : 4020 lbs
Overall length : 212.0 in.
Wheelbase : 114.7 in.
Overall Width : 78.2 in.
Height : 56.8 in.

Source: http://www.modernracer.com/features/...ctoriacop.html
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Also, in the poll above, "most cars" are 4-bangers....
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the "top of the line" motor only makes 239 hp. and 287 lb ft of torque. Not fast by any means but not a slug eather. But some are supercharged depending on what your local law enforcment perfers

More info:
http://www.fordvehicles.com/Cars/cro...ecperformance/
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Cruisers are faster then your normal sedan, but puruit cars (camaros,mustangs,firebirds) well get ya. Plus now in days it dont matter how fast your car is, there going to catch ya. even if you have a hyabusa(sp?). (like some idiot did where I lived a few weeks ago, 1 hour later he was caught)
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Cruisers are faster then your normal sedan, but puruit cars (camaros,mustangs,firebirds) well get ya. Plus now in days it dont matter how fast your car is, there going to catch ya. even if you have a hyabusa(sp?). (like some idiot did where I lived a few weeks ago, 1 hour later he was caught)
Nothing on the road is faster than a radio.
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