Becoming a cop in America is just getting more and more fascinating, not only because it’s involved lots of gun fights, but also because their mainstream manufacturers keep supporting the force with awesome Police cars! A couple of months ago Chevrolet revealed their new Caprice PPV, and now Ford is presenting the 2010 Taurus Interceptor.
This car replaces the good ol’ Crown Victoria which has been in the service for years and promises to offer same qualities but with much more safety, convenience and of course eco-friendliness. For instance, it features Ford’s exclusive Safety Canopy side-curtain air bag rollover protection system to help protect front and rear outboard passengers in both rollover and side-impact crashes. The multiple side-curtain air bags use Ford’s unique Roll Fold technology to help them slip between the occupant and the side window. So not only the officers are more safe during the mission, the felons will also love to have a ride in this car!!!
Unlike the Crown which was powered by a big V8 engine, The Taurus only comes with V6 options. The first offer is a highly efficient E85-capable 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 263 horsepower, and the other, a an all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 twin-turbocharged, direct-injection engine with 365 horsepower and 350 ft.-lb. of torque.
A high-capacity six-speed SelectShift Automatic™ transmission delivers the power of EcoBoost to the road via the sophisticated torque-sensing all-wheel-drive system.
Other exclusive features of the Ford Taurus Police Interceptor includes :
– BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System): The system uses two radar sensors located in the rear quarter panels to detect vehicles in the surrounding lanes. If a vehicle enters the driver’s blind-spot zones, the system alerts the driver with a warning light in the side-view mirror.
– Cross Traffic Alert: This system uses the existing BLIS radar modules to sense oncoming traffic when slowly backing out of a parking spot. This industry-exclusive system functions only while the vehicle is in reverse and warns when cross-traffic appears within three car-widths.
– Rear View Camera System: When the vehicle is in rear camera mode, a color image with guidance markers on the rear view mirror will assist the driver in backing up.
– Reverse Sensing System: An audible tone will alert the driver to certain objects up to 6 feet behind the vehicle.
– Standard AdvanceTrac® ESC (electronic stability control): This helps maintain the intended path by measuring side-to-side yaw, or skidding, by the vehicle’s speed, throttle position and steering wheel angle. When wheel slip is sensed, AdvanceTrac reduces engine torque and applies selected brakes.
– Ford SYNC®: The Ford-exclusive, hands-free information system has the potential to be customized and remapped to work specifically with police aftermarket equipment such as lights and sirens, allowing officers to focus on the task at hand.