Posted Jan 27th 2015 1:00PM
Notes From A Week With The 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit
Let me start off with the obvious: it is absolutely illegal to impersonate a police officer. And now that that's out of the way, I'd just like to say that driving a cop car is really, really cool!
Here's the background to this story: Dodge unveiled its redesigned 2015 Charger Pursuit police cruiser, and graciously allowed my 'trustworthy' Autoblog colleagues and I to drive it for a week. That meant we would spend a week with the cop car, and the goal here was to see just how different the behind-the-wheel driving experience is, from a civilian's point of view. After all, it's not technically a police car – it isn't officially affiliated with any city, it doesn't say "police" anywhere on it, and it's been fitted with buzzkill-worthy "NOT IN SERVICE" magnets (easily removed for photos, of course).
But that meant nothing. As Seyth and I found out after our week of testing, most people can't tell the difference, and the Charger Pursuit commands all the same reactions as any normal cop car would on the road. Here are a few things we noticed during our time as wannabe cops... READ MORE