As is the Ford F-150 didn’t have enough uses already! Capable of everything from carrying cargo to rescuing stranded suffers, the Ford truck is now adding chasing bad guys to its repertoire. Last week, Ford announced the Ford F-150 Police Responder and it is getting a lot of attention.
Ford have often released pursuit-rated police versions of its consumer vehicles. Both to help law enforcement do their job better but also to boost the image of that model. This time is no different but also no less interesting.
The Ford F-150 Police Responder is a 2018 F-150 FX4 Super Crew with some special bits nailed on. It has a 3.5-litre twin turbocharged V6 engine capable of 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. It uses a 10 speed automatic transmission to send power to all wheels. This is the second generation of the EcoBoost engine that comes from the standard truck.
The Ford F-150 Police Responder also has uprated brakes with larger callipers and pads and a strengthened sway bar. A push bar, uprated seats and two stage transfer case also help the truck get where it needs to go in a hurry. It also has an uprated alternator for the extra lights and electronics.
The truck easily proved itself worthy of pursuit status after being put through its paces by Michigan State and LA County Police. I image our own police departments will be following suit at some point.
2018 Ford F-150
The new look Ford F-150 certainly looks the part. The new sportier design mixes an attractive exterior look with practical touches to make a truck for work, rest and play. Along with new engine options offering better gas mileage and the now tried and tested 10 speed transmission, it will take a lot to oust this truck from the top spot.
With thousands of combinations, very few 2018 F-150 will ever be the same. Dozens of colours, multiple trims, hundreds of options and myriad features and special features make this a very tunable truck, both in terms of taste and performance. With practical load beds, decent tow ratings and lots of safety tech, you really can have a one-of-a-kind truck designed for your specific requirements.
The Ford F-150 is a best seller because the combination of engine, ladder chassis and suspension make it comfortable and practical. The design is still masculine, but this is a truck. With competitive gas mileage, decent hauling and towing ability and a very comfortable drive, the F-150 isn’t likely to be toppled from top spot anytime soon.
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