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40Detroit's new fleet of donated police cars have safety issues [w/video]

In a show of generosity in mid-August, Detroit's business leaders donated $8 million to the Police Department and Fire Department in order to buy 100 new police vehicles and 23 EMS ambulances. But now officers have discovered – and complained – that the police vehicles have glaring safety issues, Deadline Detroit reports. It is not made clear what models of the fleet vehicles – which include police versions of the Ford Taurus, the Chevrolet Caprice and the Dodge Charger –

42Ford Taurus Police Interceptor to hit streets with 2013 updates

2013 Ford Taurus and 2012 Taurus Police Interceptor – Click either image for high-res gallery

30Hyundai Genesis sedan gets the police package getup

This is interesting. As you cop-car fans well know, Ford recently introduced an all new Police Interceptor. After centuries decades of sticking with the body-on-frame, RWD Panther-platform Crown Victoria, Ford made the decision to go with the unit-bodied, front- or all-wheel drive Taurus chassis. They've beefed the full-size family hauler up to Herculean stature (claiming that it can withstand a 70 mph rear-end collision!) and by all accounts it should do just fine in the high speed pursuit biz.

48Pics Aplenty: 2012 Ford Police Interceptor reports for duty

2012 Ford Police Interceptor – Click above for high-res image gallery

30eBay Find of the Day: 1980 Lotus Esprit with SHO-under-glass engine swap [w/videos]

1980 Lotus Esprit with SHO conversion – Click above for high-res image gallery.

83Charting the Five-Ohs: Next-gen Cop Car Comparo

It used to be that every full-line American automaker offered a version of its mainstream full-size sedan to make it appropriate for police duty. By the time 1996 rolled around, the Chevrolet Caprice, which was the last would-be competitor to the standard-setting Ford Crown Victoria, was discontinued, leaving the lucrative police market to the Blue Oval Boys.

53DetNews: New Ford Police Interceptor to be Taurus-based

Will the new Police Interceptor be a toughened Taurus SHO? - click above for high-res image gallery

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