The Chevrolet Caprice is a full sized sedan that is popular in the police & taxi markets. It was originally available as a trim for the Chevrolet Impala in the 1960's until it became its own model.
Until 1996, the Caprice was the backbone of police agencies and taxi cab companies in North America. The police versions of the American-built car were the Caprice 9C1 and Caprice 1A2 (Station Wagon), while the taxi cab version was the Caprice 9C6. It was discontinued in 1996 along with the taxi, retail versions and its performance version, the Impala SS.
It competed with the Ford Crown Victoria in the police market until it was discontinued. In 2011, Caprice returned as an American police car based on the Holden Caprice. GM, since the late 1990s, has imported the Statesman-based Caprice into the Middle East as the Caprice for retail and police use. The rivals to the new Caprice include the Dodge Charger, Ford Police Interceptor Sedan, Ford Police Interceptor Utility The Caprice is set to replace the out-going Impala in the police market in 2014.
Need for Speed III: Hot PursuitEdit
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit is the first game in the series to feature the Caprice. It appears as a AI police traffic car on the Hometown & Country Woods track as a 1978-1990 model in the PlayStation 1 Release, along with a taxi cab variant. The PC release also features the 1978-1990 Caprice as a taxi cab variant has different markings from its PlayStation 1 counterpart.
Need for Speed: High StakesEdit
Need for Speed: High Stakes was the second game to feature the Caprice. The 78-90 Caprice cab from Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit returns again as a traffic car. It is the first game to feature 1995-1996 model as a pursuit car. In the PlayStation 1 release, it is available to Players from the start. The PC release has it as a traffic police car that players had to switch with the AI in order to drive it.
Need for Speed: Porsche UnleashedEdit
The Playstation version of Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed was the third and last game to feature the Caprice. It is the second and last game to feature 1995-1996 model as a pursuit car. This time it's a traffic car that is driven by the AI police. It's almost identical to the PlayStation 1 release of High Stakes' Caprice.