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Ford Motor Co. brought its 2012 Police Interceptor turbo to the test track. Because it was originally a development model, this car still wears a camouflage pattern that prevents its body styling being shown in photographs.

L.A. County Sheriff Tests 2011-12 Patrol Vehicles  

November 18, 2010
The same vehicles tested in Michigan — new entries included Ford's 2012 Police Interceptors, Chevrolet's 2011 Caprice PPV, and Kawasaki's Concours 14P motorcycle — arrived in Fontana along with two rear-axle ratio 2011 Dodge Charger Pursuit cars, Honda's ST1300 motorcycle, and an alt-fuel conversion Ford Crown Vic.
Photo via notelse (Flickr).

Could Your Patrol Car Be Hacked?   Law Enforcement Only

November 15, 2010
A hacker could manipulate a police vehicle's fuel level gauge, falsify the speedometer reading, display arbitrary dashboard messages, dial-up the heat or A/C, lock passengers in the car, continuously blare the horn, pop the trunk, turn off the lights, activate the windshield wipers, disable the brakes, selectively brake individual wheels on demand, and stop the engine.
Ford produced a "stealth" version of its 2012 Police Interceptor as a show (not production) vehicle. Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Ford PI Batmobile Inspired by Stealth Aircraft  

November 1, 2010
Ford produced the "sleek, streamlined and slightly sinister" concept version to debut at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) trade show, which runs from Tuesday to Friday.
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