Every year, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department tests every automaker's pursuit cars in both highway and city environments, to give departments across the country an idea of each car's strengths and weaknesses. The Michigan State Police have similar tests, without the city driving simulation, and with some differences in how the tests are conducted. According to Norm Layton, the fastest lap time was held by the Dodge Charger Hemi, running around the track in 1:22.38. The fastest Caprice lap was at 1:23.71, and the fastest Ford AWD time was 1:24.49. The times are all close together, and the average 32-lap times (not expected to be available for some time) might show a different order. There are often variations in lap times between drivers and cars, and from lap to lap. Ford triumphed in stopping distances, a reversal of years when the Crown Victoria turned in the longest stops, with..
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