• Nov 2, 2010
Ford Police Interceptor Stealth Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

While we should be excited to see Ford show off a new, updated cop car, the Police Interceptor Stealth Concept already has us checking our rear-view mirrors. The full details on this cop cruiser were released yesterday, but seeing it under the bright lights at SEMA only serves to kick up the nervous anxiety to 11.

The man behind the car, Ford designer Melvin Betancourt, says he drew inspiration from the SR-71 Blackbird stealth plane. The blacked-out finish and hidden blue and reds, coupled with the potential for hosting a 365-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 under the hood are more than enough to cause speed-limit scofflaws to think twice about pushing harder on that gas pedal.

It's not only the outside that incorporates the idea of stealth design. The interior features a police radio hidden in the console, along with the on-board computer and the glove box has a hidden space to hide weapons. Slow down and check out the Stealth concept in our high-res gallery, below.



Photos copyright ©2010 Drew Phillips / AOL


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Meh, you can't outrun the radio. I don't know why most highway patrol people don't use something like the malibu with the inline-4, it's good on gas and roomy what more do you need?

      And to be fair, the most dissuading thing I've ever seen is an Oaklahoma Highway Patrol Hayabusa, it's like, what's going to outrun that? A veyron or GT3 at speeds above 170 mph?
        • 4 Years Ago
        BMW S1000RRR, but really it depends if the bike needs to take a corner and if the officer is any good as a rider. I would put my money on the BMW any day over a busa. Besides, why put the officer in a high speed pursuit on a bike, that just increases the danger by huge margin. Not worth the risk.
        • 4 Years Ago
        How's a parked 4cyl Malibu going to catch up to your average speeder? And I'm assuming that State Trooper on the Hayabusa is for catching other bikes.
        • 4 Years Ago
        you do need some kind of power to get you up to speed 'specially if you are patrolling a highway.

        Malibu with an I4 does what 0-60 in 9 seconds?

        give them some pep...
      • 4 Years Ago
      The SR-71 inspiration is a stretch at best but I do like the car alot. The wheels, however, need to loose the bright lip.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I know, I laughed out loud reading that. All they did was murder out the car hid the lights. They did a good job with it (except for the wheels those are ridiculous) but the whole stealth inspiration is hilarious.
        • 4 Years Ago
        This thing needs some black painted steelies - pronto!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Note to self: Police Tauruses will have a different grill. Thanks, Autoblog.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I didn't realize how much of the Taurus's ugly was just the grille. This looks much better.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I want one for myself!
      • 4 Years Ago
      This reminds me of the Bullitt Mustang ('68 version) the way they took the bars out of the grill and it's all blacked out to be kinda plain on a very cool level.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That grille on the SHO immediately. It would look so amazing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      DAMN IT WE DON'T HAVE TIME
      • 4 Years Ago
      I bet you that my Buggati Veyron can outrun this Ford Cop Car!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Unless state laws are changed, this can't be used many places for traffic, where police markings must be prominently displayed. Still, the cops seem to be keeping the govt coffers filled. In the UK, wildly painted/striped constable cars make plenty of arrests.
        • 4 Years Ago
        It depends on the local laws. For traffic enforcement, a local agency near me uses a blacked-out slick-top CVPI with black over black lettering on the sides. You can't see the words well during the day, and worse at night. But they are retroreflective, slightly, which is enough to meet the standards.

        From the front or back, you would have a very hard time telling it was a cop car. From the sides, yes, but only if you are broadside enough to catch some of the reflecting light. Otherwise it just looks black. Sometimes only the laptop light gives it away. LOL

        Another local agency uses completely unmarked white CVPIs. No external markings whatsoever. The antenna and spotlight are the only clues, but those can appear on POVs too. Admittedly a white CVPI is hardly stealth. But the point is, it has zero markings.

        • 4 Years Ago
        Check your local laws for the word "distinctly." I'll bet they're ignoring this. Several locals here had to remark their patrol cars.
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