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Ford Explorer Police Interceptor: A first for this manufacturer

Generally, North American car makers have developed a model intended to police, they base an intermediate sedan they change to make it compatible to the specific needs of this very demanding clientele recognized as.

Thus, we have seen in recent years General-Motors presents its model Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol followed by Chrysler with its Dodge Charger Pursuit model. More recently, Ford has unveiled a Ford Taurus 2012 Police Interceptior who take over the venerable Ford Crown Victoria with "Police Pak."

SUV Police Interceptor

This time, Ford puts the bar very high by presenting its first sport-utility vehicle designed specifically for police.

Designed and developed based on the 2011 Ford Explorer, this new vehicle will aim to assist the Ford Taurus Police Interceptor, especially during prosecution of more rough terrain.

As it is a vehicle whose clearance is high, the Ford engineers have granted him a particular geometry to improve the stability of the vehicle when it has to negotiate greenhouses corners at high speed. To do this, we developed a system called "Curve Control" whose function is to allow the vehicle to remain stable and in all circumstances.

This wheel drive vehicle also benefited from a more powerful braking system while allowing it to maintain greater stability during precipitates stops. In addition, wheels 18 found ".

The police have to drive such a vehicle will follow during specific conduct this type of vehicle.

Techno cockpit

On the inside, the Ford Explorer Police Interceptor has a computer connects to the central police, a system of navigation, radio, cameras and mounts for police weapons.

Obviously, we find a protective fence that separates the police the passenger seat.

A V6 Eco

So far, police cars were generally powered by a big and powerful V8. It's happening today and found under the hood of the police vehicle a V6 3.5-liter engine that develops 280 horsepower. It can also drink E85 fuel (85% ethanol/15% gasoline). An automatic six-speed gearbox completes the whole.

It includes no less than three sets of beacons has Discretions variables.

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