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Patrolling the Streets with Steve Guttenberg

Steve Guttenberg may not be a real cop, but that didn’t stop Police Academy’s Officer Mahoney from patrolling the mean streets of N.Y.C. in Dodge’s badass new high-tech cop car.

Photographed for Maxim by Clare Thigpen | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012

“My dad was a cop,” Steve Guttenberg says as he zips through Manhattan with Maxim editors Patrick Carone and Seth Porges in a Dodge Charger Pursuit—a souped-up cop car that will soon be used by officers nationwide. “Now where’s the siren?” The Police Academy icon looks down at a control panel filled with a dozen or so buttons and pushes one, causing a wail that serves to instantly clear up any confusion about the legality of our operation. “You wanna call your lawyers now or wait till we get to the station?”


Photographed for Maxim by Clare Thigpen | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012

With an upcoming book (The Guttenberg Bible: A Memoir), a role in a hilarious Broadway play (Relatively Speaking), anda new star on the Holly­wood Walk of Fame, the Goot’s got lots to chat about. It seems, however, he’d rather just drive. “This thing has crazy power,” he says. “It’d take you down in a second.”


Photographed for Maxim by Clare Thigpen | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012

Sure, New York traffic might not seem like the best place to test muscle, but as soon as the other cars get a glimpse of our lights and stripes, the gridlock magically parts like the Red Sea, giving us enough open road to pound the gas.


Photographed for Maxim by Clare Thigpen | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012

Eventually, we pull up to our destination (a donut shop, of course), where we run into a gaggle of real NYPD. We butter them up with some free do­nuts, and rather than arrest us for impersonating cops, they just ogle the car and shake their hero’s hand. “We love Mahoney!” one exclaims. Steve spills that he’s got plans for new Police Academy and Three Men movies, but before we get the facts, he’s back in the driver’s seat. “Let’s roll!”


Photographed for Maxim by Clare Thigpen | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012

SPEC CHECK
2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit

Engine: 5.7-liter Hemi V-8

Horsepower: 370

Torque: 395 lb.-ft.

Transmission: Five-speed automatic

Top Speed: 151 mph

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