Just in case you have any doubts about the capabilities of Ford’s new line-up of Police Interceptors, the Blue Oval has gone ahead and released a series of six videos that should turn even the most hardened of skeptics into believers.

In the videos, both the Taurus and Explorer-based Interceptors were subjected underwent various test demonstrations on performance, handling, and durability while being test-driven by real police officers and compared against rival manufacturers and their own police interceptors. According to Ford, these officers were not paid for their participation and whose comments and opinions were their own and not necessarily representing the opinions of their respective police agencies.

It’s a fascinating look at how these cars fit into the standards set about by a lot of law-enforcement agencies, all of which hold these cars as critical in assisting their cause of maintaining law and order in their respective areas.

As a refresher on the two distinct Ford Interceptor models, the Explorer Interceptor has a 3.7-liter V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox and delivers 300 horsepower and E85 compatibility, while the Taurus is offered with a choice of two engine choices - a 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 that’s also E85 compatible or a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 twin-turbocharged engine with direct-injection that produces 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

Check out Parts 2-6 after the jump

Source: Ford

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  (313) posted on 03.25.2011

I think this model will not be available in the market. So, lets just enjoy reading the specs and engine performance because we will not having any chance to test drive this all new police interceptor. BTW, is this the car that was feature in one of Jay Leno’s episode, wherein he gets the chance to drive it?

  (937) posted on 03.15.2011

Ha, that one is definitely wishful thinking! It is unlikely that the police will actually let civilians get a hold of their tech. But then again, I would be joining you on that one.

  (386) posted on 03.14.2011

sweating out a lot when you first see them on your rearview mirror.Imagine those things pulling you over for a simple traffic violation. You will most probably be

  (345) posted on 03.14.2011

they made the right choice! I think Ford could handle and stand up to the stress that is put on its motor! I think no need to be skeptical to the durability, performance and durability of this car.

  (366) posted on 03.13.2011

Well, those will certainly aid the cops a lot in their work. Now, if only the guys at Ford would be kind enough and add some of those features to civilian issued cars smiley

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