2013 Ford Police Interceptor spy shots - Click above for high-res image gallery

It looks as if the recent update to the 2013 Ford Taurus will translate to the company's new Police Interceptor. Our elite squad of spy photographers have managed to capture a few images of a revamped Interceptor during transport, and while several mules have been spotted with heavy front-end camouflage, this particular car has dropped its gown for the whole world to see. Along with a more aggressive front fascia, the vehicle wears a larger grille than its civilian counterparts to accommodate additional lighting, and perhaps enable better breathing.

Speaking of lighting, Ford looks to have reworked the vehicle's taillights to accept emergency strobes as well. Take this as an official warning – if you see this guy stalking you through traffic, it's probably already too late. Just go ahead and pull on over.

It's unclear exactly what performance modifications will accompany the aesthetic alterations. Still, given that the 2013 Taurus is now available with 290 horsepower from the base 3.5-liter V6 as well as a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder and the mighty EcoBoost V6 with 365 ponies, law enforcement will likely have plenty of options to chose from.


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      goober1424
      • 3 Years Ago
      The old Crown Vic PIs had an additional radiator for the transmission. Not sure if these Taurus PIs do as well but if they do, it would explain the larger opening.
      Harry
      • 3 Years Ago
      Change is good! I'm looking forward to seeing these on the road!
      Penguin
      • 3 Years Ago
      The large open grill is to accomodate mounting points for a push bar. Crown Vics were good, but are old. Complicated to work on? No. Any ASE mech can work on a new Taurus. It's not like it's some super secret engine. Fuel injection and turbo-charged engines are not some new fangled ideas that these slow mech depts have no grasp of. Yes, they have alot of HP. Likely the V6 will be the everyday fare/supervisor car and the turbo will be an interceptor. Why would they make a smaller engine? These are the production engines. It would be a huge waste of money to tool a whole new engine for 1 genre of the line; the police cruiser.
      amerifight
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why is this an argument? Its a car that is trying to win its place with police agencies just like chevy and dodge. The cops will decide and Im sure the extra mpg's that the ecoboost offers will be part of the decision making process. If one department has turbo v-6's and the other has hemi's who will save money?
      • 3 Years Ago
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        longducdong
        • 3 Years Ago
        Youre a douche amongst douches. Wait, make that a yeast infection-slime-covered douche amongst douches. Take your backwoods, redneck, mullet-havin, inbred GM crap and stick it where the sun dont shine. How come AB hasnt banned this pickle surfer yet?!?!
        Charlie Jorgenson
        • 3 Years Ago
        What?!?! A GM fanboy that doesn't like a ford car??? NOT POSSIBLE!!!!!
        Mike
        • 3 Years Ago
        LMAO this guy clearly doesn't pay attention to the market. Ford out sold GM last month. I guess some people think Ford is making some realy great product. But this guy clearly has a box of rocks for a brain. Get a clue. Ford makes some great products weather you like it or not.
      WatchF1
      • 3 Years Ago
      How much is this thing going to weigh? It's already a pig..
        The_Zachalope
        • 3 Years Ago
        @WatchF1
        The Taurus weighs the same as the current CVPI. And with the CVPI producing 250hp and the TPI producing either 290hp or 365hp depending on the engine, it should be hotter off the line.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Phontsolo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Best looking US Police Interceptor ever?
      Abarthlyness
      • 3 Years Ago
      I think this car is good... but according to my close friends in the industry, it doesn't quite meet the need. The back seat isn't as big as it shoulod be, and the AWD turbo drivetrain just won't stand up to the abuse it will receive. Even if it does take abuse, the maintenance costs are sure to be much more than that of a front engine rear drive vehicle. I know that the squad fleet mechanics aren't too happy with these. Too much to go wrong. The performance is there, but the new Charger and the "coming soon" Caprice squad cars are just as fast. In my opinion, nothing looks as menacing as that new Charger scowl. If you see that in your rear view... be scurrrrd'!
        SilentRunning
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Abarthlyness
        The rear room on the charger is pathetically cramped for what police need, many times they use CVPIs for transport because the cages would cramp up the charger too much. So really it sounds like the cops will be hard pressed to find decent rear room in any of the new competitors.
          Abarthlyness
          • 3 Years Ago
          @SilentRunning
          The Charger has less rear head room. But that's it. All other capacities are larger (rear hip, shoulder and leg). I assume that the different rear cage designs eat into that space differently. I guess, I can retract my statement... I am more concerned about the front occupants (the service men and women) that need the space :thumbup:
      RT
      • 3 Years Ago
      Do I spy an ecoboost intercooler inside of that lower grill opening?
      Greg
      • 3 Years Ago
      so when is the last time Ford actually messed up? This thing looks great
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      looks like Ford is borrowing the catfish grille from the Sonata Hybrid.
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