Ford builds law enforcement the F-150 of their dreams
You know that heart dropping feeling you get when you see a Grand Marquis, Explorer, Caprice or Charger perched on the side of the road, or in the center median.
It's startling and probably makes you immediately look down and check if you're speeding.
Well you can add a pick up to that list of panic inducing vehicles.
With a debut of the 2018 Ford F-150 police responder.
It's the industry's first pursuit rated pick up truck based off the F-150 FX4 off road model.
Power comes from a 3.5 liter eco boost V6 making 375 horse power and 470 pound feet of torque.
Along with a ten speed automatic transmission it's capable of towing up to 7,000 pounds.
To better handle police work, Ford upgrades the brakes, front anti-roll bar, eighteen inch aluminum wheels, and all terrain tires.Under body skid plates are also installed to shield from curbs, parking blocks, and rough terrain.
More juice for all the necessary onboard electronics comes from a two 240 amp alternator, while law enforcement prefer touches like a column shifter and slim, bolstered front seats for easier ingress to egress are included.
With the supercrew body the F-150 police responder features the most passenger value among all the pursuit rated vehicles available today.
The good guys in front enjoy heavy-duty cloth seats with anti-stab plates while bad guys in back make do with vinyl seating and floor Ford sees the truck giving departments the option to comfortably seat five on road while also giving organizations such as the Sheriff's Department, the Department of Natural Resources, and border patrol a vehicle suitable for off road patrolling in more rural setting Ford says that the new pickup will be landing at your local police departments and other government offices next spring.
But lets just hope the first time you see one isn't in you're rear view mirror with a [INAUDIBLE]
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