Chevy Must Love "Hawaii 50 - Just look at the "Star Car"

 
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 14:39:44 
 
Rating (4.5/5) 4.5 Star Rating 58 users
5 photos
Chevy Must Love Hawaii 50 - Just look at the Star Car Chevy Must Love Hawaii 50 - Just look at the Star Car Chevy Must Love Hawaii 50 - Just look at the Star Car Chevy Must Love Hawaii 50 - Just look at the Star Car Chevy Must Love Hawaii 50 - Just look at the Star Car
Don't get us wrong, we're not coming down on Chevy, at all, for this. In fact, we're in awe of their ability to get a vehicle like the 2010/11 Camaro such a big role in the weekly CBS crime series (it's one of our favorites, by the way). They did it and if you look at it, you just have to wonder why police departments across the US aren't lining up for their copies of the '50 Camaro.'

We haven't heard of any major fleet purchases of Camaros by local police departments, although we've seen Dodge Charger R/Ts on the road in police black and white (they really do look cool in those colors, by the way), but we suppose if you run it long enough some police department somewhere will finally get the idea that there really is a good car underneath that bodacious good-looking body.

To put this in context, Danno, McGarrett's sidekick (same in the 70s series, too, but they drove aircraft carrier-sized Lincolns back then) uses a tricked out police special Camaro as his squad car. Done in silver with alloy wheels, the long-hooded Camaro actually looks good in the part. It doesn't have any fancy lettering on it and there's nothing to call out the fact that it's a police cruiser package, unless you look inside.

Once you take a look inside you see some oddly placed body members and the front bucket seats are more like Recaro-styled racing seats. All they lack is the special four- or six-way seat belts and you have a vehicle that can probably run on any major NASCAR track with few, if any modifications.


It's funny, too, that the Camaro they are using is pretty standard issue under the hood. Though they call the engine a 5-liter, it's actually slightly smaller at 4.6-liters. Yet, the powerplant still can crank out a good, solid 300-horsepower when it's called on to do it and there's plenty of low- and mid-range power thanks to the five-speed overdrive automatic.

In the "50' trim, though, we think the real star of “Hawaii 50” would make a great unmarked car for any jurisdiction. For two officers riding up front, the accommodations are pretty good as the seats, though thin, are pretty supportive and the driver's environment is excellent (all the gauges are easily visible and it's easy to set the driver's seat up so any driver can find a great position; the controls are easily accessible, too). Altogether, we'd have to call this front-engine/rear-drive vehicle a driver's car. The only real thing that might violate the Constitution's prohibition against “cruel and unusual” punishment is making any perpetrator have to sit in the rather limited back seat of the police special Camaro. But, if they are real perps, who actually cares????
Related News
Latest Auto News
Chrysler Studies Aluminum-Bodied Jeep Wrangler

Chrysler Studies Aluminum-Bodied Jeep Wrangler

 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 08:25:38
 
Like it or not, change is coming to the Jeep Wrangler. It is something that had to be expected for the iconic four-wheel-driver vehicle. According to Automotive News, Chrysler, now a subsidiary of Fiat, has been...

Bentley GT3-R Continental Reveals its First Review

Bentley GT3-R Continental Reveals its First Review

 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 05:40:28
 
The GT3-R Continental from Bentley has made its fans talking about it even before its launch. Few believe it will be a road legal competing car with a number plate. Few others believe that it is a going to be a special...

Highlights of Sports Star DTM Champion from BMW M4

Highlights of Sports Star DTM Champion from BMW M4

 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 03:34:00
 
DTM Champion is a new edition from BMW M4 which has been manufactured in a limited number that ran away in the DTM Championship of this year. For DTM Championship fans, it was the Audi RS7’s Pilot Drive Concept which...

Honda CEO and executives take pay cuts over recent recalls

Honda CEO and executives take pay cuts over recent recalls

 
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 07:42:19
 
Honda Motor’s President and few other executives have decided to take valid amount of pay cuts since the company informed about fifth recalls of its new Jazz Hybrid in the coming year. As per a trustworthy report,...

Next generation Audi RS4 might ditch V8 engine

Next generation Audi RS4 might ditch V8 engine

 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 15:46:56
 
The German Company seems to ditch the V8 from its next generation 6-cylinder engine model Audi RS4 across board following footsteps of the BMW M3/M4 which been recently got launched. Perhaps, this is because the...

Trion confirmed Nemesis RR supercar for 2016 with 1500Kw, 435km/h
Californian Supercars Trion within a year time will begin Nemesis RR 1500kW production. Its projects will launch in 2.8 seconds 0-96.6km/h (0-60mph) and having top speed of 435km/h. the 9.0L twin-turbocharged V8...

10 Years Of BMW Series 1 Compact Driving Pleasure

10 Years Of BMW Series 1 Compact Driving Pleasure

 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 09:30:38
 
The BMW 1 Series production started in 2004 at BMW’s plant in Regensburg, which was significantly expanded to manufacture the new model. The new facilities excelled with high levels of efficiency and flexibility,...

Audi Might Launch Range Of Performance Diesels Without RS Badge
Along with the presentation of the RS5 TDI Concept, rumors of a range of performance diesels from Audi began to intensify for a while now. Hollerweger Heinz, director of Quattro GmbH, has revealed some information...

BMW Celebrates 15 Years Of X Models

BMW Celebrates 15 Years Of X Models

 
Monday, October 27, 2014 09:42:56
 
Once upon a time there was the letter X. This letter was first used to describe a BMW from the mid 80s to indicate that the car benefit from four-wheel drive technology. 15 years ago, the letter X became the...

Dealers Offer Treats to Halloween Customers

Dealers Offer Treats to Halloween Customers

 
Monday, October 27, 2014 06:08:35
 
Trick or treating and Halloween are meant to go together just like peanut butter and jelly or fish and chips. This year, though, there seems to be a new tradition starting at car dealerships across the country, Halloween...

NHTSA Expands Recall to 6.1 Million as Airbag Issue Explodes

NHTSA Expands Recall to 6.1 Million as Airbag Issue Explodes

 
Monday, October 27, 2014 02:54:34
 
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded its recall of vehicles equipped with Takata-manufactured airbags to 6.1 million vehicles. The expansion follows what seems to be an explosion of...

GM, Chrysler Likely To Rain on Ford F-150 Launch

GM, Chrysler Likely To Rain on Ford F-150 Launch

 
Sunday, October 26, 2014 05:42:35
 
If the world of automobile marketing were politically correct, General Motors and Chrysler would step aside and let Ford have the pickup truck spotlight as the number two automaker stages its awaited launch of the...

Top 10 Concepts From 2014 Paris Motor Show

Top 10 Concepts From 2014 Paris Motor Show

 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 13:55:19
 
The Paris Motor Show has attracted a wide range of automotive concepts this year. These concepts announce the next series models or design lines that carmakers will address in the future. Citroen C1 Urban It's...

Top 10 Series Models Presented At 2014 Paris Motor Show

Top 10 Series Models Presented At 2014 Paris Motor Show

 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 13:43:46
 
The Paris Motor Show this year is over, so it’s time for a quick review of the good stuff we got to see there. Dokker Stepway Dacia / Dacia Lodgy Stepway A double premiere with the Dokker and Lodgy models took...

2014 Paris Motor show Unveils Lamborghini's Asterion Hybrid

2014 Paris Motor show Unveils Lamborghini's Asterion Hybrid

 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 13:34:47
 
Lamborghini has now unveiled its much waited Asterion LPI910-4 during the Paris Motor show, 2014. This model has been named Asterion as it looks like a mythical creature and the Greek word Asterion means nothing...

New Ford S-MAX seven-seat revealed at Paris Motor Show 2014

New Ford S-MAX seven-seat revealed at Paris Motor Show 2014

 
Friday, October 24, 2014 14:06:33
 
Ford unveiled its new S-MAX having seven-seat and other features including fresh engines, sporty design and more of premium features at Paris Motor show 2014. According to Ford this FORD S-MAX model will boast the...

New HONDA HR-V returns with the badge at Paris Motor Show

New HONDA HR-V returns with the badge at Paris Motor Show

 
Friday, October 24, 2014 13:03:25
 
New HONDA HRV will not only sit on next generation platform of Jazz with same engine concept in next year showrooms, but at the moment Honda HR-V looks good with its badge return at the Paris- Motor Show 2014. Although,...

Paris Motor Show 2014 - Mondial de l'Automobile 2014
Your adv in this site
Latest crashtest
Crashtest Volkswagen Touran 1.6 - 2003
Adult:
*****

Pedestrian
***
Crashtest Volkswagen Touran 1.6 - 2003
Adult:
****

Pedestrian
***
Crashtest Volkswagen Touareg 2.5 TDi  - 2004
Adult:
*****

Child
****

Pedestrian
*
 
Visitors online - 15
©2009-2014 Auto Types. All rights reserved. | Privacy Policy | Mobile version