Tag Archives: Police car

Ford now offers a plug-in hybrid cop car

Ford loves a good police vehicle. Earlier this year, Ford showed us the first pursuit-rated Hybrid police vehicle. The Blue Oval also offered the 2018 Expedition for police use. Now Ford is bringing a plug-in hybrid sedan into active duty. It's called the Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan. Based on a Ford Fusion plug-in hybrid, this fuel-sipping...

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NYPD shows off its vintage patrol cars

It's been years since the New York City Police Department painted its cars with the classic black and green livery, but the memory is still alive among a few. The NYPD museum, housed for now on Governor's Island in New York Harbor, hosted a car show last week featuring many of the old black-and-greens (and one new one), as well as newer blue and...

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The Nevada Highway Patrol retires its last Ford Crown Vic

You haven't worked as long and hard as the Panther platform. Starting in 1978, Ford began cranking out cars on its full-size rear-wheel-drive platform, and it didn't stop doing so until 2011. Over the course of that run, the most prolifically produced machine was undoubtedly the Ford Crown...

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Ford F-150 Police Responder adds pursuit rating to a pickup

Ford announced on Thursday that it's adding an even more hardcore F-150-based police car to its lineup. Following up on the F-150 Special Service Vehicle, the new Police Responder gets a twin-turbocharged power, a 10-speed automatic transmission, and enough suspension and brake upgrades to chase...

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Self-driving police cars to patrol Dubai streets?

The heavy lifting on the police force isn't a job that's going to the robots anytime soon. The basic beat, however, could be handed off to a collection of batteries wires, and cameras in the near future. Dubai's police force has confirmed that it will indeed be adding a fleet of self-driving...

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Jay Leno hits the beat in a 1978 Chevy Nova cop car

Riding in a cop car means you're most likely in for a bad day. Driving a cop car, however, is a blast. That's because it's usually an otherwise mundane vehicle that's been given some heavy duty parts to help it hold up over the duration of its service life. It also has those cool lights and sirens...

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Watch the evolution of Ford’s police cars

Ford Motor Company [NYSF: F] has been cranking out cop cars for Jonny Law for decades now. The automaker says that cooperation with the police goes all the way back to the Model T. The first official Police-prepped Ford vehicle, however, dates back to 1950 and the Mainline. This was the base trim...

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Mafia’s confiscated Ferrari 458 turned into police car

Italian police in Milan have a message for youngsters when it comes to a life of crime: don't get involved. And what better way to spread said message than with a heavy dose of irony. You see, the local constabulary has taken a Ferrari used for criminal purposes and turned it into a force for...

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You can’t run from the Nissan GT-R Police Pursuit

Seeing the red and blue lights in your rearview mirror can cause a bit of mild terror. Were you speeding? Did you signal when you changed lanes? What did you do wrong? Now, if you're an actual serial bad person, maybe there's a serious reason for a cop to be on your tail. If that's the case...

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