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Ford webisodes pit new Police Interceptors against Dodge/Chevrolet

For many, the mention of a Ford Police Interceptor conjures up memories of a time they contemplated terrible decisions on a plastic rear bench seat with their knees pressed uncomfortably to one side. This week the flashbacks are all the more poignant as Ford has released a web series documenting a battle between the new Ford Police Interceptor(s) and the other guys – Dodge’s Charger Pursuit and Chevrolet’s Tahoe PPV. From the press release:

DEARBORN, Mich., March 7, 2011 – Ford, the leader in the police vehicle market, is putting the company’s all-new Police Interceptor sedan and utility up against the competition in six action-packed webisodes that debut today.

Cameras rolling, Ford turns its all-new Police Interceptors, which debut later this year, over to the authorities for a series of competitive driving exercises against the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV and Dodge Charger Pursuit, proving that Ford’s Police Interceptors are up for any challenge. Officers test Interceptor power and performance on a black lake simulating slick conditions, capability and durability in the Dog Bone gravel pit, and acceleration, handling and braking tests on a tight, aggressive cone course.

“We set out to develop our new Police Interceptors to not only meet the current leader – our own Crown Victoria – but to exceed it and the competition,” said Lisa Teed, Ford Police Interceptor marketing manager. “As we prepare for one of the biggest launches in our history of developing police vehicles, we’re committed to remaining the nation’s largest provider. These videos prove our new vehicles are purpose-built, capable, and deliver the safety, technology and performance officers need to excel at their jobs.”

Don’t bother pleading with Officer Krupke to loosen your cuffs, just try to enjoy the action-packed videos of the new Ford Interceptor flexing its authoritah:

Ford Police Interceptor Official Test Drive 1 – Performance & Handling: 
http://www.youtube.com/v/Bx8-QZfPwwc
Officers test power and performance on the handling course in Ford Police Interceptor sedans with standard 3.5-liter V6 and optional twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6, and the Ford Police Interceptor utility with 3.7-liter V6

Ford Police Interceptor Official Test Drive 2 – Wet Pad:
http://www.youtube.com/v/7Tsbf6gTKG8
On a giant skid pad flooded with water, officers push the limits of handling and control in a Ford Police Interceptor sedan and utility, Chevrolet Tahoe PPV and Dodge Charger Pursuit

Ford Police Interceptor Official Test Drive 3 – Dog Bone:
http://www.youtube.com/v/H1wcUi-KIzs
The unmatched capability of the all-wheel-drive, pursuit-rated Ford Police Interceptor sedan and utility are demonstrated in the Dog Bone gravel pit 

Ford Police Interceptor Official Test Drive 4 – City Pursuit:
http://www.youtube.com/v/QJkvMNF_yvU
Officers test the acceleration, handling and braking of the Ford Police Interceptor sedan and utility, the Chevrolet Tahoe PPV and Dodge Charger Pursuit on a tight, aggressive cone course 

Ford Police Interceptor Official Test Drive 5 – Officer Protection:
http://www.youtube.com/v/PsL0H_4egCU
The next-generation Ford Police Interceptor is built to protect officers in the event of a crash, and engineered to help them avoid a crash before it happens 

Ford Police Interceptor Official Test Drive 6 – Purpose Built:
http://www.youtube.com/v/0sZGOJEAVT4
Two distinct Ford Police Interceptor models, on one common platform, are designed and engineered from the ground up to help officers do their jobs better




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Brandon Seiler is a bonafide car guy, member of the Northwest Auto Press Association and proud Washingtonian. He covers the latest auto news, technology, and pretty much anything having to do with car culture. You don't have to like cars to read his blogs, you just have to be able to read.




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