Ford Launches its Taurus-based 2012 Police Interceptor
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The Ford Motor Company officially unveiled its brand new 2012 Police Interceptor at an Auto Show held at Las Vegas. One of their flagship brands called the Crown Victoria is being phased out and will eventually be taken over by the Taurus. Although no technical details are available on the new car, auto experts anticipate that Ford will offer the Interceptor in two variants: One with a naturally aspirated 3.5 litre engine powering the V6 version. This would come with a front wheel drive suited for use on regular day-to-day operations. This car would be looking at a user base of liaison officers, supervisors and the like, because they do not really need that extra bit of performance from the machine.
The second variant would be an ideal speed buster for highway patrolling. It is expected to use the SHO powertrain with a 3.5 litre Ecoboost V6 engine and this will come with an all-wheel drive.
The Dodge Charger which was created by the Chrysler Corporation still remains one of the most preferred cop cars. But the Ford Police Interceptor could very well challenge the Dodge’s supremacy as it is equally powerful and a little less fuel thirsty. Of course, a robust suspension, a fluidly effective coolant and a reliable electrical setup are what car lovers are waiting for the legendary Detroit-based automaker to come up with.
As one would imagine, the microscopic details are still under wraps, but not long before the gas guzzler from Ford comes out for a full public scrutiny.