The city plans to buy 15 modified 2006 Dodge Chargers for a pilot program beginning this summer. The four-door sedans are the modern incarnation of the 1969 model that starred in the TV show.
The General Lee's Confederate flag logo will no doubt give way to standard NYPD blue and white, but Police Commissioner Ray Kelly is still pumped.
"We are always looking for good equipment, including a little muscle in the car department," he said.
The sedans could replace hundreds of squad cars in a 3,000-vehicle fleet.
"That the NYPD would consider the Charger is an honor," said Kevin McCormick, spokesman for DaimlerChrysler.
Cops will test-drive five marked and five unmarked Chargers with V8 5.7-liter Hemi engines, which have been clocked going from zero to 60 mph in 6.52 seconds, a record for police cars. The rest will have V6 engines.
The V8 can go up to 150 mph.