Ford unveils first photos of Taurus-based Police Interceptor |

Ford promised at the end of 2009 that it will be showcasing a new Police Interceptor, due out in 2011, in order to replace the aging Crown Victoria from active service with law enforcement departments across the USA.

Now, after a lot of speculation, the Blue Oval decided to release the first pictures of the car, based on the current Taurus sedan. It seems that rumors about a US-spec Ford Falcon from Australia were wrong, and the company is betting big on the patriotic roots of the Taurus.

No other details were given, but voices are already saying that a regular 3.5-liter V6 with front-wheel drive is set to serve as a regular cop car, while the true Interceptors will be using the EcoBoost-ed 3.5-liter V6 coupled with AWD, currently available on the top-of-the-range Taurus SHO.

Expect more details in the following days, as Ford will showcase the vehicle to fleet buyers in Las Vegas. Until then, we’re pretty excited about the new Taurus Police Interceptor. How about you? Share your thoughts below.

Source: Ford

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