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Posted on 02/25/2012 5:42:32 AM PST by KeyLargo
Chicago Bound: City of Chicago Places Order for 500 Ford Police Interceptors
Written by: Jake Holmes on February 24 2012 1:30 PM
Ford has long cornered the cop-car market with the old Crown Victoria, but now that the aging sedan has been put out to pasture, police departments must find new cruisers. The City of Chicago will continue to use Ford vehicles, and mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that Chicago plans to buy 500 new examples of the Ford Police Interceptor police cars. Its a fitting choice, given that the vehicles are built just south of the City at Fords Chicago Assembly Plant.
Though Chicago has committed to ordering 500 police cars from Ford, the city hasnt yet determined what proportion of those will be sedan versus Utility models. The Police Interceptor sedan is based on the Ford Taurus, while the Police Interceptor Utility is based on the Explorer crossover. Both of the police cars are upgraded with features like stab-resistant seats, column shifters to make more space for gear in the center console, unique hinges to allow the rear doors to open wider, larger brakes, an enlarged engine radiator, and a heavy-duty alternator.
A Ford spokesman said that over 1200 law-enforcement agencies nationwide have ordered the new Police Interceptor models so far. He noted that the Ford Crown Victoria was Americas dominant police car for over 15 years, until the model was phased out last year.
The Ford Police Interceptor sedan is powered either by a 3.5-liter V-6 with 280 hp, or Fords EcoBoost twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 with 365 hp. In recent testing, the Michigan State Police found the EcoBoost-powered sedan could charge to 60 mph (in pursuit of criminals, of course) in as little as 5.92 seconds. The Police Interceptor Utility receives a 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated for 300 hp, which the Michigan State Police found could complete the 0-to-60-mph dash in 8.01 seconds.
Both of Fords new police cars went into production at the Chicago plant last month, adding over 230 jobs at the plant that already employs 2646 people. The Chicago Assembly Plant also builds civilian versions of the Ford Taurus and Ford Explorer, as well as the Lincoln MKS.
Obama will not be pleased with The Rahm Father of Chicago not buying millions of dollars in vehicles from Obama Motors.
"Rahm, about those cars you ordered..."
I think Clarkson would call it a rubbish car for a rubbish president.
Ford? Why not a Chevy Volt?
TREASON! They should be required to buy 500 Chevy Volt Police Interceptors!
Fix the cigarette lighter.
....It’s got a cop motor, a 214 cubic inch plant, it’s got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It’s a model made before catalytic converters so it’ll run good on regular gas.
Your post was sent to my entire mail list ... DAMN that was funny.
I yelled, 'Asshole!' Immediately the radio responded with,
Ladies and gentlemen, The President of The United States
Feb 24, 2012 DETROIT
UAW President Bob King (right) spoke to a crowd of around 250 auto workers and supporters, praising Obama for his role in the auto bailout.
"UAW President Bob King used call and response to get the crowd cheering, "Thank you President Obama!"
Shouldn't that chant be? - "Thank you taxpayers!"
You can shut the gate on this one, Maxie... it’s the duck’s guts!
She sucks nitro... with Phase 4 heads! 600 horsepower through the wheels! She’s meanness set to music and the bitch is born to run!
The last of the V8 Interceptors... a piece of history!
Best (and funniest) chase scene ever filmed!
Because Emmanuel’s not stupid.