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Chevrolet Caprice PPV

By   /  October 24, 2013  /  Cars, Police Cars, Posts, Special Purpose  /  Comments Off

"Rear view of a Chevrolet Caprice PPV"

Caprice PPV For over 30 years, the Chevrolet Caprice made a name for itself as the pinnacle of the bow tie-donning marque’s luxury prowess. Throughout its run, it was also a go-to vehicle when it came to the needs of law enforcement. In fact, the 1990s Caprice 9C1 became legendary for its powerful 5.7-liter LT1 […]

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Kenguru EV

By   /  June 26, 2012  /  Cars, Electric Cars, Future Cars, New Cars, Posts, Special Purpose  /  Comments Off

"Kenguru EV car for the disabled"

Designed by a Hungarian company that specializes in equipment for the disabled, the tiny Kenguru EV electric car could be an ideal transportation solution for wheelchair-bound urbanites. Development and production is now in the hands of a Texas-based start-up, and with a little luck and some additional investor capital, it could be available for sale […]

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Interceptor Utility

By   /  June 5, 2012  /  Police Cars, Posts, Special Purpose, SUVs  /  Comments Off

Police Interceptor Utility

Ford’s Crown Victoria was the standard for police cars for over two decades, but after years without an update, its place was being threatened by faster, more economical competitors. When production of the sedan finally ended last year, the company decided to replace it with two vehicles: the Taurus SHO-based Police Interceptor and the Explorer-based […]

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Chevrolet Caprice PPV

By   /  May 5, 2012  /  Cars, Police Cars, Posts, Special Purpose  /  Comments Off

"Chevrolet Caprice PPV"

Once upon a time, Chevrolet was a major player in the cop-car market with the four-door Caprice 9C1 as its main fare. When production of the full-size sedan ended after the 1996 model year, many law enforcement agencies did all they could to hold on to their existing fleet before reluctantly switching to the then-dominant […]

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The Infamous Baja 1000

By   /  April 18, 2012  /  Cars, Posts, Race Cars, Special Purpose  /  Comments Off

Baja 1000

In the world of motorsports, the word Baja conjures images of off-road trucks and race cars blazing across deserts, careening down dry riverbeds, spitting gravel around hairpin turns on mountain trails and raising plumes of dust, as these wild machines jump sand dunes like alpine skiers jump snow moguls. The First Baja The beginnings of […]

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Chicago’s Finest Prefers the 2013 Ford Taurus

By   /  April 18, 2012  /  Cars, Police Cars, Posts, Special Purpose  /  Comments Off

"2013 Ford Taurus Police Car"

Reasons Chicago’s police department chose the 2013 Ford Taurus Interceptor over other police models, including the Dodge Charger and Chevrolet Caprice. The Ford Taurus includes innovative technology and safety features as well as a revolutionary V-6 engine that can perform as well as or better than V-8 engines. These new pursuit vehicles will not only […]

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Latvian Carmaker Dartz Carves a Successful Armored Niche

By   /  April 13, 2012  /  Heavy Duty Trucks, Posts, Special Purpose, Special Purpose, SUVs, Trucks, Utility Trucks  /  Comments Off

"Dartz Prombron Black Dragon Special Edition"

The latest armored vehicle model built by the innovative Latvian manufacturer is intended for the Chinese market, hence the Oriental dragon motif. This vehicle is basically an armored truck or military-style vehicle, and it registers a commanding presence, admittedly devoid of any grace, as it dominates whatever road it can conceivably travel. Its manufacturer is […]

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Toyota Century

By   /  April 9, 2012  /  Cars, Posts, Special Purpose  /  Comments Off

"Toyota Century First Generation"

To most Westerners, the Toyota Century’s understated chrome grille is unfamiliar and fairly anonymous, but for the Japanese, the car’s trademark front end is iconic. The first choice of royalty, politicians, and business leaders for over four decades, its understated lines have stood as a symbol of power and success for generations of Japanese. Today, […]

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The Cadillac One

By   /  April 6, 2012  /  Cars, Customized Cars, Posts, Special Purpose  /  Comments Off

"President Obama's Cadillac One"

The current limousine utilized by President Obama is built on a GMC Topkick platform with a Cadillac body style. The vehicle’s nickname, “Cadillac One,” is a name obviously derived from the plane on which the president travels. Secret Service agents refer to the car as “the beast.” The limousine is a 2009 model, placed into […]

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The Transition Flying Car Turns Fantasy Into Reality

By   /  April 2, 2012  /  Cars, Exotic Cars, Future Cars, New Cars, Posts, Special Purpose  /  Comments Off

"Terrafugia Transitional Flying Car"

Flying cars were once the stuff of James Bond movies and other futuristic fantasies. However, one American manufacturer has cleared some crucial hurdles that were preventing it from bringing its flying cars to market. Terrafugia had actually proven that its flying automobile, the Transition, could take to the open skies safely and without incident. After […]

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