V Eight Planning 620 HP Jensen Interceptor SX

This is so very cool — V Eight, the guys who renovate and restore Jensens, then load them up with LS2s to create the Jensen Interceptors S » 8/26/08 6:20pm 8/26/08 6:20pm, are planning to build the limited-edition, restyled, high-performance Jensen Interceptor SX beginning in 2010. Only 25 copies of the Interceptor SX will be produced, but those…

Bearded Genius Creates Tric-Vic To Slow Speeders

Jim Hunt has channeled the power of the beard for good. Miffed at speeding motorists in front of his home in Summerville, South Carolina, Jim decided to build what has come to be known as the "Tric-Vic", a fake-out cop car which he says works to slow down the speeders. The clever lawn ornament is constructed of… » 3/25/08 5:45pm 3/25/08 5:45pm

Mustang Aussie: Ford To Focus On The Falcon, Not So Much Mercury

We hear this AM that Ford's taking a page directly from GM's Aussie-loving playbook. Bryce Hoffman of the Detroit News, who's never met a job he couldn't hand-le when it comes to Ford, is reporting they're looking at bringing the rear-wheel-drive Falcon platform up from down under to provide the basis for the next… » 3/24/08 8:15am 3/24/08 8:15am

Angry Tow Truck Driver Attempts to Tow Cop Car

Upset over getting ticketed, a tow truck driver in Gresham, Oregon decided to take his revenge out on the first police cruiser he could find. Turns out there was an unmarked police car responding to a domestic disturbance call that was a fairly easy target. The angry driver was able to get the interceptor hooked up to… » 12/14/07 10:15am 12/14/07 10:15am

Ex-Police Call for De-Policified Surplus Ex-Police Cars

Because it's sometimes unnerving to get pulled over by a real unmarked patrol car, some police and safety advocates are calling for fleet services to do a better job of making ex-patrol cars more civilian-ized. While there are good reasons for wanting a used cop car (you might be on a "Mission from God"), there are… » 11/12/07 1:15pm 11/12/07 1:15pm

How to React If Pulled Over by an Unmarked Car

In theory, anyone can get an old Interceptor and some strobes or a plug-in cherry and start pulling people over. While unmarked cops in most places are encouraged to call in a marked radio car to handle the stop, that doesn't always happen. We constantly see people getting popped in the Chi by mustachioed men in dark… » 11/08/07 4:30pm 11/08/07 4:30pm

Project Car Hell: Interceptor or NSU Wankel?

With the Olds blasting the Chrysler by a decisive margin in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll, we figured it was time to go across the water and get a couple of seriously cool- yet sanity-shreddingly difficult- sporty cars for you to choose from today. And, just because no choices are easy in Hell, we're going to… » 9/12/07 5:30pm 9/12/07 5:30pm

Report: Ford Australia Gears Up for US Rear-Drive Invasion

A right-hand-drive Mustang with a twin-turbo V6? You heard that right. Of course, the goofyfoot version would be for Aussie eyes only. From the other direction would come a new rear-drive Ford platform for the US market, a strategy GM's already following for a new line of burnout machines. That from a report today in… » 7/20/07 2:30pm 7/20/07 2:30pm

Ford Is Readying A Trio Of Twin-Turbo Engines

Looks like BMW isn't the only new twin-turbo sheriff in town. Back during the Detroit Show we hipped you to the knowledge that FoMoCo was readying a "twin-force" V6 good for over 400 hp that would be showing up in a Lincoln flagship. Not good enough for Mulally, apparently. Turns out that Dearborn is actually… » 7/02/07 2:00pm 7/02/07 2:00pm

Last of the Mad Max V8 Interceptor Replicas

There's a man in England named Adrian Bennett. He is going to move to Australia with his family and his car. Why? Because he is going to convert his replica Ford Falcon V8 Interceptor from Mad Max status to the way the supercharged beauty looked in The Road Warrior. Why? So he can drive it near Robin Hill, which… » 5/22/07 10:15am 5/22/07 10:15am

Detroit Auto Show: Ford Goes Butch; The Interceptor Sedan Concept!!

Just look at that handsome lump of bulging, muscular Americana (on the right). You know the story by now. The Interceptor is a four-door Mustang (no matter what Ford says and then denies). Which means it's a rear wheel drive sedan powered by a torquey V8. We like this fact so much that us bothering to explain why is a… » 1/08/07 11:24am 1/08/07 11:24am

Square Things Are Afoot At The Squircle Ford

Along with FoMoCo's release on the new Interceptor concept sedan we brought to you over the holiday weekend was a corollary release on a Ford design direction we'd thought gone the way of the dodo bird, those pigeons in London and of course, the 427 concept car from 2003. That thought-to-be extinct species would have… » 1/02/07 10:30am 1/02/07 10:30am