When Ford started with its now-popular Police Interceptor Utility, a Ford Explorer police vehicle, it was easy to spot one from a quarter mile. You could then slam your brakes, get down to the speed limit, and goose it as the car faded in your rearview. But now Ford has new LED lights that make it damn near impossible…
Ford issued a recall of more than 88,000 vehicles on Wednesday due to their potential to stall without warning while driving—and be unable to restart—or fail to start at all. The recall includes all Ford Police Interceptor sedans built in Ford’s Chicago plant from 2011 to 2015, and it wasn’t the only one they made.
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According to a just-released press release, the city of Chicago has placed an order to buy 500 Ford Police Interceptor sedans and utility vehicles. While it might be the largest commitment to date for the Ford Taurus-based police car, it's not really unexpected. Because, you know, Ford builds them in Chicago.
Ford brought a stealth version of its Police Interceptor to SEMA, sporting blacked-out lenses, a one-inch suspension drop and wider tires. Perfect for undercover work, except for, you know, the chrome-rimmed wheels and bright-red brake calipers.
The word "miraculous" scarcely describes the survival of a Santa Maria, California police officer who wrapped his Ford Police Interceptor around a tree Sunday morning. It's what the local Police Chief calls the "worst accident he's seen in 35 years."
Before you ask, no, this isn't it. But an all-new Interceptor is set to replace the old-and-busted Crown Vic, and it's likely to be rear-wheel drive. Get in the car, perp.
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…