While we await next year’s launch of the Chevrolet SS sedan, Edmunds Inside Line was able to take a look at a special tuning package for the Chevrolet Caprice PPV detective package done by none other than SLP. To gauge its performance, IL compares it to the 470 horsepower Dodge Charger SRT8.
The addition of a SLP TVS 1900 supercharger attached to the Caprice’s 6.0L V8 brings the total power to a tire-scorching 505 horses. Also enhancing the powertrain is a cold-air induction system, plus an SLP PowerFlo axle-back stainless steel exhaust kit. SLP says this upgrade is for emergency units in small towns with few cars, as well as Fire and Rescue units.
Compared to a stock Dodge Charger SRT8, the super cop car is just a few ticks slower through the straights, accelerating from 0-60 in 4.8 to the SRT’s 4.6, and a quarter-mile sprint at 12.9 seconds @ 109.2 mph to the SRT’s 12.7 seconds @ 111.3 mph run. The Chevy is also a bit slower through the slalom. And the SRT stopped a much shorter distance. It could have something to do with the Charger’s stickier tires, but we still hope that this test gets revisited with the SLP Caprice against the Chevy SS.