...so says Chrysler, who says that both AWD and RWD versions of the Charger hold the record for fastest lap times at the Michigan State Police's Police Vehicle Evaluation race.
The Charger AWD clocked a lap time of 1:33.85, making it the second car tested to get a time less than 1:34. The other car? The Charger RWD, which holds the record at 1:33.70. Good news for Chrysler, but here's why you should care.
Law-enforcement vehicles are big business for the Detroit automakers. The Ford Crown Victoria was the best-selling model for the last decade. But while the Crown Vic ruled, more agencies needed more space for more equipment as times changed, so sales of police SUVs began to increase. All automakers can claim those sales in overall numbers, so if you see a headline like "The Ford Taurus outsold the Chevrolet Impala two to one this month," then it probably meant someone bought a shitload of Tauruses for their police department.