Chevy has a long tradition of providing the nation’s police forces with vehicles, beginning in 1959 with the Biscayne. Other models followed over the years with the Caprice running from 1986 to 1996. After sitting in mothballs for almost 15 years, Chevy is bringing back the Caprice — with a vengeance.

While creating the 2011 Caprice PPV (Police Patrol Vehicle) from the ground up, I’m guessing the engineers at Chevy must’ve been playing LL Cool J’s 1990 hit, Mama Said Knock You Out, and took to heart the verse, “Don’t call it a comeback … I’ve been here for years.” I was afforded the opportunity to test drive this bad boy at the GM proving grounds last September. Having had some (disappointing) experience with the Impala, I was anxious to take Chevy to task on its new iteration of a police vehicle.


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