2015 Ford Police Interceptor Heralded as the Quickest Police Car in California

After the Michigan State Police and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department tested the 2015 Ford Taurus Interceptor EcoBoost, they both came to the conclusion that the Blue Oval’s offering is the fastest-accelerating pursuit vehicle in the state.
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The Michigan State Police’s testing results showed that the 2015 Police Interceptor with all-wheel drive is able to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 5.85 seconds. 5.7 and 6-liter V8-powered competitors clocked 6.31 and 6.17-second 0 to 60 mph runs, apparently.

365 horsepower, turbocharged grunt, AWD traction and an automatic is a good recipe, alright. “Quickly closing the distance between an officer and a target vehicle is key to safely avoiding high-speed pursuits.” said Arie Groeneveld, the chief engineer of the Taurus PPV.

Testing results of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department claim the same thing for the sedan PPV. Furthermore, with a 0 to 60 mph time of 5.9 seconds, the 2015 Police Interceptor utility also out-accelerated its competitors. It was quicker to 60 than the RWD V6-powered sedan competition as well.

That’s all jolly and all, but the Blue Oval is not aware of the existence of a PPV-spec Chevrolet Caprice. On any given day, the GM machine does a 5.9-second run to 60 mph thanks to a 6-liter V8 with 355 horsepower and 384 lb-ft (520 Nm). But the Procharged Caprice PPV LSX-9C1 boasts with 489 RWHP and 595 lb-ft (806 Nm) of twist. Sorry Ford, but that Caprice is a properly fast crime-stopping pursuit vehicle.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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