Dyno-testing a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Interceptor Proves You Could Have Outran The Cops With Ease!
The Crown Vic’s horsepower figure reveals that being dirt-cheap is the only thing going for the old Fordby Dim Angelov, on
The Ford Crown Victoria is one of the most memorable American cars from the 1990s, but not for the right reasons. While the car wasn’t quick or handled particularly well, it was the car of choice for Police and Highway Patrol services. If you are someone who loves stepping on it, you’ve probably dreaded the image of one of these in your rearview mirror. However, a recent dyno tests done by ’Late Model Restorations’, reveal that a 2010 Crown Vic Interceptor is no reason to get your panties in a twist.
While we do not condone running from the police and leading them on a hot pursuit, we can understand the urge sometimes. This particular Crown Vic is a project in the making. The owner had already gone for the blacked-out, à la-Mercury Marauder looks, complemented by the black, 17-inch interceptor wheels.
While the car looks menacing, it still lacks the grunt to back up the aesthetics. For now, the 4.6-liter Ford Modular V-8 is, pretty much, stock with the exception of some tweaks to the throttle body and a Magnaflow, cat-back exhaust. For 2010, the 4.6-liter engine was rated at 250 horsepower and 279 pound-feet (378 Nm). The engine is still mated to the factory 4R75W, a four-speed automatic, but the owner plans to do a five-speed manual swap.
|Engine||4.6-liter Ford Modular V-8|
The dyno run was done in third gear, which is a 1:1 ratio. Despite the 149,204 miles (240,120 km) on the odometer, the Crown Vic showed numbers, surprisingly close to the factory rating (after adjusting for drivetrain loss). Watch the short video to see how much (little) power the Crown Vic makes.