the last horsepower usually comes at the wrong time.
Yes, a twin turbo direct injection 6 can make as much power and
torque as a normally aspirated 8, but at what cost??? The six is MUCH
more highly stressed - and a twin turbo engine is definitely in
thoroughbred territory.Let's see how they compare after 200,000 miles
- or even Kilometers.
I sort of agree. You can do a hell of a lot with 2.5 litres and 6-12
BUT a really good engine of this type costs a fortune, and is not made to
lollygag around the doughnut shop.
Radar and radio communications are "light speed" faster than anything on
Police cars have a very limited lifetime, and it's not the engine that
fails, it's usually the body, and it's often because it's running into
things. So there may be no serious disadvantage in having an engine that fails
at 50,000 miles here.
"You can't outrun Motorola" as they say, yes.
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
On 27 Feb 2012 19:29:28 -0500, email@example.com (Scott Dorsey) wrote:
Up here you see a LOT of "retired" cruisers on the road in private
hands - many in use as taxi-cabs (and yes, they are ex cruisers - not
purchased new as cabs) And even being in the rust belt - the bodies
are generally in pretty good shape - even when the cab is retired and
scrapped. The number of cruisers lost to collisions is slightly higher
than would be expected in normal civilian use. An 80,000 Km lifespan
would be TOTALLY unacceptable to the Waterloo Regional Police Serevice
or the Ontario Provincial Police, and most urban police forces.
The NC State Surplus has old NC Highway Patrol Cars for sale all the time.
I've looked at a few. The Crown Vics usually have over 100,000 miles. It
seems they are mostly snapped up by the local cab companies who repaint them
and drive them forever. The dual exhauts, cheap wheel covers and plugged
holes are a sure give away that you are riding in an old HP car. The NC HP
is using Dodge Chargers now. I have not seen any on the suplus list. The
Raleigh city police seem to only sell their old Crown Vic cop cars when they
are wrecked or have over 150k miles.
My thought on the need for hig power patrol cars is - why? It seems like the
bad guys are always in an SUV, Van, or a clapped out Honda. Any decent
modern sedan should be able to keep pace. In the few cases where the bad guy
is driving something actually fast, are we really better off having multiple
idiots driving at 100+ mph? Lately around here it seems there have been as
many single car cop accidents as bad guys driving fast and causing mayhem. I
can see the need for a few fast police cars, but I can't see the whole
police fleet needing 150 mph cars. I think sticking the cops in regular
Tauri or Accords or Camry's would be just fine. The county where my farm is
located gives the deputities Fusions (not even 6 cylinder Fusions). Seems
like a good idea to me.
On Mon, 27 Feb 2012 17:49:41 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Perhaps they won't hold up as well as one might hope but realistically
the cops really have no need for that much power and other then just
accelerating fast for the fun of it there are very very few times they
ever need to accelerate faster than a run of the mill fleet car can
do. Particularly in the city. It's just a my dick is bigger then
your dick thing with the cops.
"Cincinnati police now cap chase speeds at 20 mph over the speed
Performance is determined by lots of stuff. Number of cyls is but one
of many, many considerations.
Where are the specs on the cars in the alleged comparison? For instance,
what does the little taurus W-E-I-G-H???
Does Mr. Kranz show us a "nail in the coffin"? Or does he show us
only idiot hype (and waste our time)??
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