We don’t know how the question, “That thing got a HEMI?” translates into Arabic, but potential lawbreakers in the Persian Gulf state of Kuwait should be advised the answer is a definite, balaà,“yes.”
Kuwaiti officials visited Chrysler headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., recently to inspect their order of 150 Dodge Charger police vehicles. The Chargers’ specific equipment depends on whether they will be used as traffic, security, or emergency response vehicles. However, all will be HEMI-powered and feature a host of special police equipment including an external oil cooler, a 160-amp high output alternator, and mean looking 18-inch steel wheels that Dodge should make available to the public.
The Charger is Chrysler’s number one volume seller in the Middle East, where, oddly enough, rising oil prices have not been a major issue. Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates also use it as a police vehicle. Kuwait should receive their vehicles over the next two months.