The New Ford Police Interceptor Car Is an Intimidating Animal

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I don't see how that is any more intimidating than other police vehicles...


+1. It looks like a police cruiser. Just about any of them should trigger your "Oh ****" reflex.
 

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I saw the motorola package, but good video, and the girl isn't bad either.
 

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Should've kept the Vic. Tougher, durable. Easy to repair. Far as I know, the new FPI's have twin-turbo sixes.... I wonder how much it costs to have those engines and frames repaired (it's also FWD, mind you)?

Still pissed they didn't make an SVT version of the Vic, I would've bought it (no, the Mercury Marauder doesn't count)
 

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Should've kept the Vic. Tougher, durable. Easy to repair. Far as I know, the new FPI's have twin-turbo sixes.... I wonder how much it costs to have those engines and frames repaired (it's also FWD, mind you)?

Still pissed they didn't make an SVT version of the Vic, I would've bought it (no, the Mercury Marauder doesn't count)
The SHO is AWD...
 

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The Taurus, and probably the Interceptor as well, are going on a diet for 2016:

2016 Ford Taurus

Looks like it's going to be based on a stretched Fusion platform.

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Lots of cool gadgets, but certainly not the "coolest" looking car in the world.
 

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Should've kept the Vic. Tougher, durable. Easy to repair. Far as I know, the new FPI's have twin-turbo sixes.... I wonder how much it costs to have those engines and frames repaired (it's also FWD, mind you)?

Still pissed they didn't make an SVT version of the Vic, I would've bought it (no, the Mercury Marauder doesn't count)

All of our new Taurus PC are just slightly souped up N/A V6 (3.7). They can't keep what Ford no longer produces (crown Vic)
 

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The SHO is AWD...

And it's worth pointing out that for the police version, both the NA and turbo cars are offered with an AWD option.

So departments can choose if they are okay with FWD or not.

The rest of the arguments about the increased cost of the unibody and more complex drivetrain to repair are probably true. But keep in mind there's a cost to keeping around the 14mpg crown Vic's as well. They are a classic and built like a tank, but I think it's time to move on.


P.S. I'm more of a charger guy myself.
 

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those interceptors with twin turbos and AWD are beasts as I test drove one myself. pegged the pedal up an on ramp and it planted me firmly into the seat. :D The interceptor is basically a taurus SHO decked out with custom interior for all the crap the cops need in their cars. install locations for radios, radars, computers, cameras, etc.

i wonder how many cops will wrap these twin turbo super cop cars around a tree.... or a lamp pole. :p
 

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those interceptors with twin turbos and AWD are beasts as I test drove one myself. pegged the pedal up an on ramp and it planted me firmly into the seat. :D The interceptor is basically a taurus SHO decked out with custom interior for all the crap the cops need in their cars. install locations for radios, radars, computers, cameras, etc.

i wonder how many cops will wrap these twin turbo super cop cars around a tree.... or a lamp pole. :p

The way they drive it won't take long!

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i wonder how many cops will wrap these twin turbo super cop cars around a tree.... or a lamp pole. :p

Back when Chevy offered a police version of the Camaro it was said that cops loved them, but police chiefs hated them. ;)


Cheers.
 

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I love my S H O........! What can I say? Way better than the Crown Vic.....the car is huge...believe me, I owned 2 Crown Vics...... The AWD v6 Echoboost Twin Turbo is available for fleet use, but most just get the FWD v6...........

That's my girl! Gotta post my baby.....well, until the lease is up!

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Girl is hot bleached blonde for sure.

Reminds me of an ancient Chinese curse: "May your daughters have tats and your sons have earrings..."
 

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