Last week we introduced you to the fateful Chevy Express Prisoner Transport van – the back seats of which we hope no GM Authority reader will experience firsthand. This week we bring you another fleet-only GM product in the form of the Chevy Impala Police Car.
The archaic Impala “delivers highly competitive performance with impressive interior room, cargo capacity, and safety” in a marked (9C1) and undercover (9C3) packages. But here’s the kicker: the Impala Police car is powered by a “commanding” 230hp 3.9L V6 with E85 capability, mated to the whoppingly “proven” GM heavy duty transmission (4T65-E). As you would expect, the powertrain comes with GM’s 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.
Here’s an interesting part of the Impala Police Car description:
Between Impala’s specially designed supportive bucket seats are seat bottom frame structural tubes and a center floor mounted tunnel crush box. These complement Impala’s reinforced front seat structure to protect occupants.
The ‘Pala comes standard with dual head curtain side airbags in the front as well as the rear. It also received the highest possible frontal crash test rating from NHTSA (driver and front passenger). Our fellow police officers will be glad to know that the vehicle includes a 140-mph certified analog speedometer, but there’s no word on top speed – leaving your (and our) imaginations as wild as the cuffed occupants of the back seat. To top it all off, a 100-amp ignition-controlled main power supply is located under the dash and in the trunk.
The Impala is nice, but I’m sure our fellow law enforcement officials can’t wait for the rear-wheel drive Zeta-based Chevy Caprice PPV coming later in the year. And the Tahoe Police Special isn’t all that bad either.
You can download the entire brochure for the 2010 Chevy Impala PPV right here.