In a series of vigorous tests conducted by the Michigan State Police and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the EcoBoost-powered 2017 Ford Interceptor cruisers proved themselves once again to be the quickest five-oh-mobiles out there. The V6 sedan and utility models outperformed V8 cars from rival companies.
The performance tests for Police vehicles has to do with acceleration as puling power is crucial for catching up with a suspect when they first attempt to flee, since what the officers want is to make the chase as short as possible before it gets out of hand. Otherwise they could end up turning the roads into battlefields with the officers driving and shooting, as we saw recently in this viral video:
As for the numbers, the EcoBoost-equipped Ford Police Interceptor Sedan hit 60 mph during the testing in 5.70 seconds, compared to 6.11 seconds and 6.05 seconds for the 6.0-liter V8 and 5.7-liter V8 sedans by Chevrolet and Dodge. Ford Police Interceptor utility hit 60 mph in 6.40 seconds and 100 mph in 16 seconds, with the rivals managing a 0-60-mph time of 7.97 seconds and a 0-100-mph time of 19.76 seconds. What was more, both Ford Police Interceptor sedan and utility proved fastest around Grattan Raceway in Michigan State Police testing of 2017 model year vehicles. Similar results were achieved in Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department testing.