Florida Highway Patrol Taps Reinhart Automotive for High Performance Modifications to Stealth Fleet
 

Dennis Reinhart, Reinhart Automotive, Orange Park, Florida, recently completed dramatic modifications on 27 new 2004 Mercury Marauders for the Florida Highway Patrol, transforming the family cars into high-performance, unmarked pursuit vehicles ¨C muscle cars capable of sustaining speeds up to 150 mph. The FHP's new fleet of stealth vehicles is the agency's highest profile enforcement tool to deter and apprehend aggressive drivers.

March 22, 2005 -- Dennis Reinhart, Reinhart Automotive, Orange Park, Florida (), recently completed dramatic modifications on 27 new 2004 Mercury Marauders for the Florida Highway Patrol, transforming the family cars into high-performance, unmarked pursuit vehicles ¨C muscle cars capable of sustaining speeds up to 150 mph. The FHP's new fleet of stealth vehicles is the agency's highest profile enforcement tool to deter and apprehend aggressive drivers ().

Reinhart's 20-year reputation for custom, high-performance work among automotive dealers in the Ft. Lauderdale area caught the attention of the FHP in late 2004 when it was looking to empower its aggressive driving program with covert pursuit vehicles capable of maintaining the top speeds of aggressive highway drivers and their supercharged cars.

Reinhart's modifications include: upper engine cooling, upgrades to front brake rotors and installation of KVR carbon fiber brake pads on all four wheels to increase brake stopping abilities and prevent pedal fade; SCT Super Chips Custom Tuning to remove the top speed limiter and allow additional horsepower; installation of Dynotech Composite Metal Matrix Drive Shafts with special lubrication, spun balanced to more than 6000 rpm, to allow sustained speeds of 150 mph without vibration; installation of ADDCO rear sway bars to enhance high speed stability and limit body roll; and replacement of stock oil pressure gauges with completely functional Auto-Meter Gauges, which read from 0 to 80 pounds, and alert drivers to premature oil failure.

The fleet took to the Florida highways in January 2005 also equipped with tinted windows, digital radars, covert lighting packages and state-of-the-art audio/video recording systems. Each FHP officer assigned to a Marauder, now sporting 270+ rear-wheel horsepower (a 20+ percent increase from stock horsepower), was hand-picked to drive the vehicle, and completed a 3-day training class at the FHP training facility in Tallahassee.

"This has been a terrific experience for me," said Reinhart, who's been customizing muscle cars for more than 20 years, and is now the FHP's single source for custom modifications. "I've never met a finer group of dedicated men and women than the Florida Highway Patrol, and I'm proud to be a part of Florida's highway safety program." Dennis Reinhart is available for interviews; photos of the FHP and its Mercury Marauders are available.

About Reinhart Automotive
Founded in 1987, Reinhart Automotive is a leader in today's automotive upgrade and high performance industry. Reinhart provides only safe, tested and proven products and custom performance modifications. Reinhart features: custom performance kits; Ford Motorsport performance racing gears; Dynotech Metal Matrix Drive Shafts; Art Car Transmission upgrades; custom tuning, utilizing Super Chips Custom Tuning; Denso spark plugs; Vortech superchargers; fuel system upgrades; and ADDCO sway bar, Magna flow and KOOKS exhaust kits. For more information, visit ; or contact Dennis Reinhart, Reinhart Automotive, 3035 Bravo Court, Orange Park, Florida 32065; (904) 276-5003; e-mail protected from spam bots.

 
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