Monday, April 26, 2010

Will the Hyundai Genesis Sedan Be the New Police Interceptor?

Police have been using the RWD Panther-platform Crown Victoria for decades, but Ford has recently introduced a new police interceptor. Ford made the decision to go with the unit-bodied, front- or all-wheel drive Taurus. This is now a problem since Police cruisers should be driven via the rear wheels.
Genesis sedan has either a 3.8-liter V6 or a more muscular 4.6-liter “Tau” V8 up front. Both motors propel the rear wheels. For police duty, we’ll go ahead and assume that Hyundai went with the more potent Tau option, as South Korean coppers will no doubt make use of the 375 horsepower and 333 pound-feet of torque (slight asterisk – that’s on premium fuel. Should you opt for regular gas, the V8 makes “just” 368 hp and 324 lb-ft of torque).

With this being said, Korea decided to give the Hyundai Genesis Sedan a try. The Hyundai is unit body, so it won’t be able to jump curbs when officers are in pursuit. The Genesis has above average handling, so they should have better handling driving around the curb, and will be able to catch the person in pursuit much more quickly.

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