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 Ford

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.

Dyno-testing a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Interceptor Proves You Could Have Outran The Cops With Ease!
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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.

Dyno-testing a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria Interceptor Proves You Could Have Outran The Cops With Ease!
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Engine 4.6-liter Ford Modular V-8
Power 250 HP
Torque 279 LB-FT
Transmission four-speed automatic

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.


Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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