If you get pulled over by a cop in the new Ford F-150, don’t even bother pleading, “I didn’t do it!” Instead, try saying, “Nice truck.” It just might work.
Only a week after unveiling the newly refreshed 2013 F-150, Ford just released a look at the police version. Granted, it won’t be used for patrol in most cities. Instead, it will most likely get more mundane tasks like picking up traffic cones. If it comes decked out with lights and siren, it certainly could be used for hardcore police work.
“Our fleet customers have been asking us to create this option for F-Series trucks,” said Ford Government Sales Manager Tony Gratson in a statement. “We’re confident the current and updated 2013 F-150 equipped with the SSV Package will be of particular interest to our government customers with rugged jobs such as law enforcement, firefighting, and national and state park patrols.”
It has a few features that separate it from your average pickup. For instance, it has a high-capacity 220-amp alternator to handle lights, siren, radios and other heavy electricity draws.
It will come in a lot of F-150 versions–SuperCab or SuperCrew, two-or four-wheel-drive, and 5.0-liter V-8 or 3.5-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engines.