What's Wrong With This Picture: Cool Ber Alles Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Maybe Auto Bild missed the memo that police fleet Ford Crown Victorias have been called “ Interceptor” since 1992. Either way, they’re arguing that Ford’s new “all-new Interceptor” should be a production version of 2006’s Ford Interceptor Concept. “With it the police’s new transportation would not only be more modern, but also properly cool,” they deadpan. “Ford has to assert itself to remain the dominant supplier of service vehicles. Starting with the Interceptor wouldn’t be bad: the concept looks cool. Next to it, the Crown Victoria looks like a real dinosaur,” is the sage conclusion. Not to mention a luxuriously spacious vehicle. Sorry guys, but short of the Interceptor’s influence on the Taurus (which will most likely underpin the “all new Interceptor”), this one sounds way too cool for reality.

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  • Panzerfaust Panzerfaust on Nov 18, 2009

    Hope its true, I wouldn't miss the Vic at all.

  • Dmrdano Dmrdano on Nov 18, 2009

    This is the car Batman uses when the Batmobile is in the shop. However, one major concern officers would have with this car is VISIBILITY. They want to see 360, and up as well. A tall officer would have a hard time seeing anything more than 15 feet off the ground. I have been on many ride-alongs, and have numerous friends in law enforcement. This is key. They also like the car to be relatively quiet, as they will often drive with the windows down (even in Minnesota winters) to listen for anything of concern. The big tires would be expensive to change as often as they do, especially after investigating car accidents. Finally, as much as I would feel honored to be pulled over by such a cool car, few departments can afford what would probably be a rather expensive ride. The Crown Vic is a comparatively cheap car.

    • Highway27 Highway27 on Nov 18, 2009

      Funny, the first thing that occurred to me is that it's the Devil car from "The Car" with James Brolin. That was a George Barris Mercury, but this gives me the same feel.

  • Fritz Fritz on Nov 18, 2009

    Looks like a pain to get into and out of all day long. Poor visibility. Couldn't they get rid of that vanity bump on the hood and save us some tax dollars? On the plus side, cops could tame drunk drivers by smashing their heads on the low roof going into the car and no Judge could prove they did it on purpose. Save us on lawsuits that way. If this were a backup car pulling up to a gunfight the cop inside would be like fish in a barrel. A better use of stimulus money would be to buy it and give it to urban gangs. With free wheeling hubcaps no one could stifle a laugh on seeing one and with the economy in the dumps we could all use a laugh.

  • Seabrjim Seabrjim on Nov 18, 2009

    Sorry but I am not one of the ones to fawn over the lastest police state equipment every three years when a "new" kind of police car is unveiled. The mouse doesnt care to see the latest, greatest, fastest, strongest cat. Let them drive impalas.