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Ford gives UK police a winning hand on/off-road


Police forces across the UK are set to trial Ford’s latest blue-light vehicle, a 105mph (169 km per hour) all-wheel drive Ford Ranger Raptor.

Ford’s Focus ST Estate and Ranger Raptor pick-up winning the chase on- and off-road.

With its Fox shock absorbers and Baja desert race mode as standard, it has more than enough to keep up with anyone making a getaway across gravel, mud and sand.

South Wales Police are among the first to trial the Ranger Raptor pick-up, which is capable of travelling off road almost as quickly as on it. This may prove to be the perfect tool to access some of the UK’s most rural locations.

And Ford says that there’s no point trying to outsmart the police on-road, either, as evaluations of a 155mph (nearly 250 km per hour) Ford Focus ST estate are underway, too.

Both are the product of Ford’s Special Vehicle Preparation team, in the UK, which has added full Police livery with all-round emergency lights and sirens.