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1996 Chevy Caprice - Hot Pursuit

Injecting New Life Into A Retired Police Package Caprice

By Tex McConnell, Photography by Tex McConnell

Location: Holtville Aerodrome International Raceway. Testing equipment included a Vericom VC200 for acceleration and braking, and timing equipment for the measured skidpad and 1.433-mile road course.

Surface: concrete
Ambient temperature during both tests: 100 degrees F.
Baseline: 8/7/98
Final Performance Test: 7/27/99

1/4-MILE ACCELERATION
Baseline Final  
  (W/O NOS) (WITH NOS)
Best e.t.: 16.36 sec. 15.22 sec. 14.25 sec.
Best Speed: 88.3 mph 94.1 mph 103.0 mph
Average: 16.42 15.40 14.28
@ 88 mph @ 93.4 mph @ 101.3 mph
0-60 ACCELERATION
  Baseline Final
Best: 8.47 sec. 7.37 sec. 6.64 sec.
Average: 8.48 sec. 7.38 sec. 6.79 sec.
60-0 BRAKE TEST (FULL ABS)
  Baseline Final
Best: 119 feet 110 feet
Average: 123.5 feet 110.5 feet
80-0 BRAKE TEST (FULL ABS)
  Baseline Final
Best: 225 feet 204 feet
Average: 226.5 feet 207.5 feet
200-FOOT SKID PAD
  Baseline Final
Best: .64g .80g*
Average: .63g .77g*
* Final testing performed with failed power steering pump.
1.433-MILE ROAD COURSE
  Baseline Final
Best: 1:16.37 1:13.12
Average: 1:16.90 1:13.20
SOURCES
Borla Performance Industries
5901 Edison Dr.
Oxnard
CA  93033
8-05/-986-8600
borla.com
K & N Engineering, Inc.
P.O. Box 1329
Riverside
CA  92502
Group A Autotrend
251 E. Chilton Drive
Chandler
AZ  85225
Michelangelo Motor Werkes
15801 Rockfield, Unit P
Irvine
CA  92618
Hellwig Suspension Products
16237 Avenue 296
Visalia
CA  93292
Nitrous Oxide Systems, Inc.
2970 Airway Ave.
Costa Mesa
CA  92626
Hotchkis Performance
12035 Burke St., Ste. 13
Santa Fe Springs
CA  90670
877-466-7655
www.hotchkis.net
Pirelli Tires
H & R Special Springs
3815 Bakerview Spur #7
Bellingham
WA  98226
Power Performance Group Inc.
9001 Oso Avenue, Unit A
Chatsworth
CA  91311
Hypertech Engineering
1910 Thomas Rd.
Memphis
TN  38134
Tokico (USA) Inc.
1330 Storm Parkway
Torrance
CA  90501
310-534-4934
By Tex McConnell
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