10/17/2013

Ford claims its Taurus is the quickest police vehicle

The vehicle rocketed from zero to 60 miles per hour in 5.66 seconds

By Chris Woodyard
USA Today

MICHIGAN — The new turbocharged Ford Taurus modified into its Police Interceptor sedan proved faster than Chevrolet Caprice V-8 and Dodge Charger with a Hemi V-8 in tests by the Michigan State Police, according to Ford.

"Agencies tell us if the bad guys see the police vehicle quickly close in pursuit, they're less likely to try to run,"  says Bill Gubing, a Ford chief engineer, in a statement. "If this can help reduce the number of high-speed chases, then we could improve public safety on our nation's roads."  

The Ford Taurus for police, with an EcoBoost turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive, rocketed from zero to 60 miles per hour in 5.66 seconds. That compares to 6.04 seconds for the 5.7-liter Hemi-equipped Dodge Charger and 6.01 seconds in the Chevrolet Caprice with a 6-liter V-8.

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