As the company that’s given us countless badass truck models, we’re excited to see Ford refreshing their Police pickup after ceasing production on their original Ford Victoria P71 Police Interceptor.
Here’s what’s changed with the improved Ford F-150 Police Responder pick-up:
Faster than ever before
Obviously, if there’s a thing that police forces need from their vehicles is the right speed to get from A to B as fast as possible.
To meet this requirement, the Ford F-150 Police Responder brought the power and torque of its 3.5 liter Eco Boost engine to a total of 400hp and 500lb-ft of torque.
This means bad news for criminals, as this Ford can keep up with fleeing cars at up to 120mph, going way above the usual F-150 tires. So how do ya give it such power and speed while maintaining all-terrain and off-road capability? That’s when Goodyear got involved and made LT265/70R18 Wrangler Enforcer all-terrain tires specifically for this vehicle.
This boost is accompanied by the added new button intended to allow officers to improve their bump-n-spin by disabling their pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking for a sec when they need it. While when it comes to automation, Ford gave it a torque-on-demand system with an automatic clutch that’s ready to engage with the front axle whenever the wheels at the back lose traction.
Just as powerful when towing
Ford didn’t forget about the importance of good towing capability, that’s why this bad boy was designed to haul up to 2,030 pounds, and can even go higher with a super-advanced towing package that brings the total up to 11,200 pounds. This out-tows quite a number of competitors and when you look at its towing assist functions available with things like a trailer backup assist or integrated trailer brake controller, you can’t help but be impressed.
Those ain’t the only features that make it stand out - the all-improved Ford F-150 Police Responder allows officers to get the key out of the ignition and exit the pickup, while the engine keeps running and yet the steering and transmission selector stay locked. This means that they can continue their duty without the worry of someone trying to steal the vehicle.
Superior protection on the inside
The inside is no less amazing, with seats made of cloth and with anti-stab protection, designed with side bolsters that were born to welcome officers wearing duty belts. Another visible update is the center console which offers a surface for writing and working on a computer.
Plus, the tray on the dash allows officers to mount all kinds of cameras and other devices. Touchscreens, wireless software updates, and productivity screens are among the other things that keep this Police Responder up with modern times.
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