Ford Adds 365HP Turbo'd V6 Option to Explorer Police Interceptor Utility Vehicle

Police departments around the States will soon be able to opt for a more potent version of Ford’s Explorer SUV-based Police Interceptor utility vehicle as the Blue Oval is enhancing its lineup with the addition of the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 gasoline unit. Already offered on the civilian 2013 Explorer Sport as well as a number of other Ford products including the Taurus SHO, the turbocharged six-cylinder lump churns out 365-horsepower and peak torque of 350 lb-ft, providing an extra burst of power over the standard 3.7-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine, which produces 304hp and 279 lb-ft of torque “Our Police Advisory Board and customers across the country identified the EcoBoost engine as their No. 1 want in the Police Interceptor utility vehicle,” said Gerry Koss, Ford fleet marketing manager. “The 3.5-liter EcoBoost will offer best-in-class performance and top-notch fuel economy,” commented Bill Gubing, chief engineer for Police Interceptor. “That means law enforcement agencies that require this level of capability won’t have to compromise.” Ford did not release any other performance figures for its new police car offering.