• Image Credit: Ford
  • Image Credit: Ford
  • Image Credit: Ford
  • Image Credit: Ford
  • Image Credit: Ford
Bad news, speed freaks – Ford is adding a new feature to the Police Interceptor Utility (you know, the Explorer) that will make them far more difficult to pick out on the road. Crap.

You know that annoyingly hard to spot low-profile light bar that seems to be the norm on cop cars today? Ford is calling the Explorer's new system the "no profile" light bar, replacing the roof-mounted unit that has for as long as we can remember been a police car's most distinctive feature with a pair of thin light strips between the headliner and the top of the windshield.

According to Ford, this is not a new feature on police cars – there are departments out there that have installed similar systems on their squad cars – but the Blue Oval claims its system isn't as bulky. Departments that order the system will also get a windshield that hasn't been tinted at the top, meaning this setup should be brighter than aftermarket alternatives.

We'd love to tell you to look for the new "no profile" light bar on the 2017 Ford Police Interceptor Utility, but you probably won't be able to spot it until it's already lit up your rear-view mirror. Good luck out there.

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