Good Luck Getting Away From Florida Highway Patrol’s Dodge Challenger

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has added a new model to its flet: the 2019 Dodge Challenger. It features the mandatory two-tone livery and decals, as all other patrol cars.

In a FHP Jacksonville tweet, some of the features of the muscle car have been brought forward. More specifically, it comes with the 360-degree camera system and new lighting package, which adds emergency lights, although the example pictured in the gallery below lacks them.

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They have also revealed the power unit, which is the 5.7-liter, HEMI V8. The engine produces 375 hp (380 PS / 280 kW) and 410 lb-ft (555 Nm) of torque and can be connected to a standard six-speed manual or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission in the 2019 Challenger R/T, which has a $34,100 MSRP.

The output is more than sufficient for most, but there are far more powerful versions of the Challenger out there. You can get the 485 hp, 6.4-liter V8 R/T Scat Pack or spend more and opt for the SRT Hellcat, with its 717 HP, 6.2-liter supercharged V8.

However, it’s the SRT Hellcat Redeye you’ll want to check out closer if you’re in dire need of more power, as its V8 develops 797 hp. It needs only 3.4 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph (96 km/h), has a 203 mph (326 km/h) top speed and can run the quarter mile in 10.8 seconds, at 131 mph (210 km/h).

Maybe if FHP wants to catch those new ‘Vettes that are bound to roam the highways in droves (relatively speaking, of course), they should consider those variants for their next purchase.

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  • Six_Tymes

    Some things in life look cool, that is certainly one of them.

  • CAB1277

    The bad guy can’t outrun Motorola.

  • 2PacOfCarscoop

    “Black guy walks across the street.
    Cops
    HANDS UP! “Shoots”

    Drop dead

    • TheAmerican2point0

      Well boys I’ve found the SJW

    • CarCzarDesigner

      You really are gullible.

    • brn

      Troll.

    • ChrisInIL

      Meanwhile, Justine Damond was not available for comment.

  • Brian Beckstrand

    All you have to do is head to some twistys to lose them. The Challenger weighs 4400 lbs without all the police equipment.

    • brn

      This car is for show. The radio is for catching you.

    • Six Thousand Times

      And the fat cops.

  • Mr. X

    My GT500 would leave that boat anchor in the dust.

    • S Griffin

      Hopefully your dumbass is an organ donor..wont be long now…

      • Mr. X

        Lol hit a sore spot? Challenger is always 3rd.

    • Justin_Khase

      The only thing your GT500 would leave is a trail of parts judging by the average owners’ driving skills.

      • Mr. X

        Funny I’ve had mine for over 10 years and haven’t had any issues whatsoever. Whereas my Challenger couldn’t stay out of the shop.

        • Six Thousand Times

          Khrysler Kwality.

  • Bash

    This looks sweet.. they should allow that two tome color scheme for public.

  • jan gottlieb

    I guess pigs can fly.

  • The Mann

    its easy to get away, just take road with one coner, and the crap car is of the road.

  • jason roy

    IF the cop can drive he’ll be ok in corners , however I agree with the editor with the engine options. They should’ve went for a scat pack and just don’t do many patrols anywhere but the highway. And make the patrols at irregular times.

  • angrymike

    I was never a police car guy, except the late sixties Plymouths with the 440, BUT I’d love to find one of these on the open market after they’re retired from service !

  • JonPaul

    Spelled FLEET, not flet

  • Six Thousand Times

    Hick car for hick cops.

  • 2PacOfCarscoop

    but was murdered by a white male-..

    • ChrisInIL

      Justine Damond was not sh….oh, never mind.

      You obviously have lost all reason and logic.

      • but she had it coming. One white lady dies and the world burns down. Everyday b lacks get killed… You do the math..

        • ChrisInIL

          Thank you for proving my point.

  • William Charles

    As the story still goes, you can’t outrun that radio.

    • Ken

      “It’s got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it’s got cop tires, cop
      suspensions, cop shocks. It’s a model made before catalytic converters
      so it’ll run good on regular gas. What do you say, is it the new
      Bluesmobile or what?”

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