Ford Stealth Police Interceptor concept - "undercover" premiere at SEMA
At the SEMA show in Las Vegas, which starts tomorrow, Ford plans to reveal a stunningly packed stealth concept version of its hyper-strong Police Interceptor ride. Boasting a stylish yet massive stance, the tweaked undercover stealth version is developed by the Ford designer Melvin Betancourt.
Betancourt shares: "This car offered the perfect canvas for me as a designer. The Police Interceptor sedan is already a unique vehicle. I just started looking at ways to give it that mysterious but high-tech look."
Inspired by a SR-71 stealth airplane a.k.a. the Blackbird, Betancourt has picked for its project ride a solid black outer shade reinforced by more solid grille and perfectly hidden Police lights, which are designed to be inconspicuous until illuminated. Smoked taillights and tinted windows lend the ride even more mysterious styling, while a special set of 22-inch wheels in combination with 1-inch lowering of the body showcase more mean and sportier vision.
Under the bonnet, the undercover concept ride sports an all-new 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged, direct-injection EcoBoost V6 powerplant with 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque across its broad rpm range.
The base Police Interceptor vehicle was showcased for first time publicly in March, but its market launch is scheduled for the late 2011, when the production of the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor will end.