Ford's All-New F-150 Police ResponderLast Updated February 5, 2020
Ford is leading the way in technology and innovation on many fronts. From the police responder perspective, government agencies all across the country now have the industry’s first police pursuit-rated pickup truck available to add to their arsenal! With some parts shared from the civilian F-150, this all-new F-150 Police Responder turns the dial to 11 on many other aspects that we all know and love from America’s favorite pickup truck.
When it comes to off-roading trucks, one truck outshines them all: the Ford Raptor. As the Raptor is based on Ford’s popular F-150 platform, how is the Raptor different than the F-150? Introduced in 2010 by Ford’s Special Vehicle Team, the Raptor was created specifically for off-roading. Inspired by the Baja 1000, a legendary off-road race that takes place in Mexico, the Raptor was built for off-roading performance. Whether that’s racing in the desert, riding through the trail, or crawling over rocks, the Ford Raptor can conquer even the toughest terrain. Although the F-150 is a capable truck that is no stranger to off-roading, the Raptor is a straight-up, rugged machine that offers unrivaled performance.
Found on both the 1967 Shelby GT500 and 1968 GT500KR, the 428 police interceptor engine had a 335 horsepower rating thought to be underreported. The 1968 Shelby GT500KR equipped with a police interceptor engine claimed the title of "Super Stock Eliminator Champ" at the 1968 Winternationals.
In 1982, Ford addressed the needs of the law enforcement community by offering a lighter, faster and more nimble vehicle than the one's police were using called the Special Services Package. The SSP Mustang featured a Foxbody platform with a 5.0 engine and automatic transmission.