2012 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor Tops LA Sheriff's Testing

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Consider this round two of the America's Next Top Police Car contest after round one went to the Chevrolet Caprice PPV on a technicality. This time, model year was set aside and the Ford came out on top.

The results aren't surprising, considering the 365-horsepower 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 under the hood and available all-wheel drive in the 2012 Ford Police Interceptor. But they do contradict a previous test that named the Chevy Caprice PPV the best in class.

That's because the previous test only included 2011 model-year cars, meaning it had to beat the 2011 Ford Crown Vic and Charger Police Pursuit, but not the new Taurus-based model.

Acceleration testing by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department (LASD) put the new Ford on top, ahead of the V-8 competition, with even the non-EcoBoosted V-6 model beating out the V-6 competition.

All of this testing is borderline pointless, however, as no car can outrun a radio.


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