Ford presented its latest police vehicle, the Ford F-150 Police Responder, today. It is not the first F-150 police vehicle, but it is the first to obtain the same qualification of pursuit of other vehicles of the Ford police – including its interceptors based on Taurus and Explorer, And the new Fusion Hybrid-based hybrid font resonator. What this means is that it is fast enough for chases, and it can handle high-speed driving without risking overheating, reducing braking performance or other mechanical problems. It also distinguishes it from the Expedition and F-150 SSV models that are already available, which are not evaluated.
Under the hood is the EcoBoost V3 3.5-liter EcoBoost with two familiar turbines used in other F-150 and shipping. It makes 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, and will propel the truck at a maximum limited speed of 100 mph, 5 less than a civilian F-150. This engine is coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a part-time four-wheel drive system with a low-flow transfer case.
All Police Responder F-150s are also standard with the FX4 all-terrain package, which adds a locked-in rear differential, anti-skid pads and all-terrain shock absorbers. Shocks are also complemented by a more rigid front anti-roll bar specific to the police response. Improved brake calipers are suitable for better heat management, with reformulated pads.
The aluminum wheel and the all-terrain tire are also exclusive for the answering machine. According to a Ford representative, the aluminum wheels were acceptable because of the thicker tires. To complete the Police Responder package, a 240 amp alternator is equipped, as well as fabric seats redesigned to allow utility belts, steel plates in the seat backrest and a column mounted offset. The shifter frees up space in the center console for equipment and allows faster movement.