Monday, March 15, 2010

Ford hits the society with its new cop car


Ford Motor Co. is getting ready to retire the full-sized Crown Victoria sedan and, with it, the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor that is the most widely used police car in America.

This all-new Police Interceptor is created to replace the venerable Crown Vic in 2011. The new Police Interceptor, a variation of the full-sized Taurus sedan, will be a front- or all-wheel drive car powered by a choice of two V6 engines.

Ford promises its police customers won't want for power or performance, though, but they will save money on gas compared to the big rear-wheel-drive Crown Vic.Competition's already heating up. General Motors is getting ready roll out the Chevrolet Caprice PPV, a police-only model imported from Australia, and a start-up company, Carbon Motors, is preparing its own diesel-powered police-specific model.


This car will have a 3.5-liter V6 compared to the 6.0-liter V8 that will be in GM's upcoming police car, the Ford Police Interceptor is available with slightly more horsepower.

Police departments that opt for Ford's twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine will get 365 horsepower compared to 355 in the Chevy Caprice PPV. And Ford promises 25% better fuel economy compared to today's Crown Victoria Police Interceptor.

The new Ford will also have a heavy-duty six-speed transmission and, when equipped with the EcoBoost engine, full- time all-wheel-drive as well as bigger heavy-duty brakes.


The improvement in Crown Vic's rear crash protection and adding a fire suppression system.

The new Police Interceptor is, likewise, engineered to protect against high-speed rear hits. It's designed to protect against more than just crashes, though. The front seatbacks have anti-stab inserts to protect against attacks from back-seat occupants

1 comment:

Tekkaus said... everyone wants be a police. :p

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