Ford shows off its new cop car

The all-new Police Interceptor will hit the beat in 2011, replacing the Crown Victoria.

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Tough fight
Tough fight
Ford Motor Co. is getting ready to retire the full-sized Crown Victoria sedan and, with it, the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor that is the most widely used police car in America.

Ford isn't about to give up on that market and all the sales -- and the prestige -- that it brings. So it has unveiled an all-new Police Interceptor to replace the venerable Crown Vic in 2011. The new Police Interceptor, a variation of the full-sized Taurus sedan, will be a front- or all-wheel drive car powered by a choice of two V6 engines.

Ford promises its police customers won't want for power or performance, though, but they will save money on gas compared to the big rear-wheel-drive Crown Vic.Competition's already heating up. General Motors is getting ready roll out the Chevrolet Caprice PPV, a police-only model imported from Australia, and a start-up company, Carbon Motors, is preparing its own diesel-powered police-specific model.

Click through the gallery for more on how the new Ford Police Interceptor stacks up.

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Last updated March 12 2010: 4:03 PM ET
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