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Fastest police cars for 2017, according to Michigan State Police force

To catch a fleeing criminal, one must be well-equipped with wheels that can catch up, if not, outrun them. We’ve watched too many action movies with the police force arriving after the hero/heroine gets the job done. But in real life, calling 911 or the police force does the trick. And yes, they’ve got to have the wheels to do the trick.

In the United States for example, the police force has the necessary gear to catch criminals and delinquents as well as maintain peace and order in their respective state; and such equipment includes police cars or police mobiles that are capable of great speeds to corner fleeing criminals. Companies like Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge are known to supply the American police force with the necessary power to chase criminals.

The Michigan State Police has in fact listed the best patrol cars issued to them by the government for the year 2017. Recently, each of their patrol cars had been put to the test on the tracks of the Gingerman raceway in South Haven, Michigan and in a straight line. Here is a list of Michigan’s fastest police cars for 2017.

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Ford unveils new 2016 Taurus sedan targeted at Chinese market

Ford is targeting the Chinese market as it launches a new premium sedan – the new Ford Taurus – in Shanghai. This marks the first time that the Taurus nameplate will be available in China. The Taurus was conceptualized by Ford’s global design and development resources.

During the early phases of the design process, engineers and designers around the globe worked hard to have a better understanding of the Chinese market and the major cultural aspects that affect their vehicle preferences.

The outstanding new vehicle is the product of the in-depth study of the target buyers -- the successful professionals who are well-respected in their industry. The research aided to fine-tune design and engineering targets. Ford designers built the Taurus to have an exterior that expresses confidence, harmony, and balance.

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Hennessey Performance unveils the Ford Taurus SHO MaxBoost 445

Hennessey has just the thing for you if you have the need for speed but are on a limited budget. Hennessey is now offering more options for you aside from the Vipers, CTS-Vs and Raptors, and the Venom GT. Hennessey has given additional power to the Ford Taurus SHO. Not a lot can be done about the weight, except for a jettisoning of the back seat much like Car Craft, some door panels and other “unnecessary” ballast.

However, turbocharged engines can be easily tuned so Hennessey worked on the Ford Taurus SHO and gave it a boost from 365 to 445, while its torque rose from 350 to 405 in its MaxBoost 445 transformation. As a result, its performance improved from good to excellent, placing the MaxBoost Taurus in the same level as the contemporary BMW 550i.

It’s also faster than iconic models like the 1991 Porsche 911 Turbo, 1990 Lamborghini Diablo, and the 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport. Hennessey has released a video that shows off its previous work done on a Lincoln MKS.

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2013 Ford Taurus gets 26 mpg combined city-highway rating from EPA

The US Environmental Protection Agency has certified the 2013 Ford Taurus, powered by Ford Motor Co.'s 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, of having a highway driving rating of 32 mpg and city driving rating of 22 mpg, for a combined city-highway rating of 26 mpg. The EPA certification allows Ford to claim mpg leadership in the mid-sized and luxury sedan segment, topping rivals like the 2012 versions of the Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTEC, Porsche Panamera S Hybrid and Toyota Avalon. 

Aside from the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, buyers could also choose from two other powerhouse choices. A 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine that provides 365 hp of output and 350 pounds-feet of torque comes with the top-of-the-line Taurus SHO, receiving a highway driving rating of 25 mpg and a city driving rating 17 mpg.

The base Taurus, meanwhile is fitted with a normally aspirated 3.5-liter V-6 that gets a highway driving rating of 29 mpg and a city driving rating of 19 mpg. Ford will roll out the base Taurus this summer with a starting price of $28,390, including shipping. The other two models are already available on the market.

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Ford will try to revive the glory of its Taurus model by having the SHO (Super High Output) version of the car as the centrepiece of its marketing campaign. Ford plans to use the Taurus SHO to uplift the image of its Taurus nameplate as well as boost sales for the refreshed 2013 Taurus. The sporty SHO was first unveiled as a niche version of the Taurus specially made for enthusiasts who admire its high-performing Yamaha engine and manual transmission. 

According to Amy Marentic, group marketing manager for cars and utilities, Ford will use the SHO in its advertising as a halo car for the Taurus nameplate. Part of the 2013 Taurus advertising strategy is to highlight the sporty Taurus SHO on TV commercials. The SHO commercials will feature Ford engineers and customers. But the main feature of the commercials will be NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.

Taurus will still advertise other versions of the Taurus, the SEL and base SE, in print and online. Marentic disclosed that Ford was pleasantly surprised by a research saying that the No. 1 car cross-shopped by SHO customers is the BMW 5 series.

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A preliminary investigation has been opened by U.S. safety regulators over a problem with the throttle of Ford Taurus sedans getting stuck in an open position. This probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers about 360,000 Ford Taurus sedans from model years 2005 and 2006. The agency had received 14 consumer complaints based on incidents of a stuck throttle as the result of a cruise control cable detachment.

If the agency finds that a safety issue has to be addressed then this may lead to a recall. Ford Motor Co. is cooperating with the agency, according to a company spokesman. Documents filed with the NHTSA indicate that these complaints claim that the engine has been going as fast as around 4,000 revolutions per minute after shifting the car into park or neutral.

Some say that when this happened, it became hard to slow down the car with the service brakes. One report said that when the car eventually halted, it had gone through a red light and was partially in an intersection. Several drivers said that to stop the car, they needed to turn off the engine or shift into neutral.

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Ford unveiled today the 2013 Taurus, an updated version of it popular sedan which promises to deliver better fuel economy, improved design, more technology as well as enhanced driving dynamics. In addition, the 2013 Ford Taurus is firm’s first North American lineup to offer the advanced 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, producing 237 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque and delivering a highway fuel economy of at least 31 mpg.

Regarding the 2013 Taurus model powered by the 3.5-liter V6 engine, this model will carry 290 hp. Both engines will be offered with unique six-speed automatic transmissions which will help the drivers to optimize gear selection and drive the car in an ‘eco’ mode.

Moreover, Ford says that each 2013 Taurus powertrain will feature additional technologies in order to help you conserve fuel, such as low-tension front end accessory drive belt, smart battery management, aggressive deceleration fuel shutoff, variable--displacement air conditioning compressor, reduced friction lubricants and electric power-assisted steering (EPAS).

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As expected, the 2011 New York Auto Show also saw the premiere of the 2013 Ford Taurus SHO (you can also check the 2013 Ford Taurus). And now the big surprise: there is no power increase, as the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine still delivers 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, and it is mated to a six-speed high-capacity 6F55 SelectShift Automatic transmission. The driver can also select gears via steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.

Still, there are some good news regarding the 2013 Taurus SHO as the car received larger brakes, torque vectoring control as well as a unique sport-tuned suspension. Moreover, the 2013 Taurus SHO comes as standard with an advanced torque-sensing all-wheel-drive system in order to help you receive optimum traction in all weather conditions.

Regarding the design, the 2013 model year Taurus SHO comes with a performance-inspired grille in black mesh, high-intensity discharge headlamps, SHO badge found in fender-mounted scallop, 19-inch premium painted wheels wrapped in P255/45VR-19 all-season tires (20-inch machined and painted wheels are available as an option).

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The 2010 Ford Taurus has only been in service for a year but already it is getting awesome results at auction. When compared to the 2009 model, the 2010 Taurus posted an average 39% ($7,100) increase in resale value.

Rose Peng, manager, Global Lifecycle Analytics Department (GLAD), said that this achievement reflects the appeal of Ford's full-size sedan.

She explained that the brand improved sharply due to its successful product launch and the vehicle's best-in-class quality, upscale design and state-of-the-art technology. She pointed out that the new Taurus resale value after one year exceeds that of its rival, the 2010 Toyota Avalon.

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The new 2010 Ford Taurus has been chosen as the official vehicle of the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show slated from Jan. 7 to 10 in Las Vegas, Nevada. As the official car of CES, the 2010 Ford Taurus will be prominently showcased with technology demonstrations.

It will also be shown in signage, brochures and other written materials at the CES. Gary Shapiro, president and chief executive of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) that produces the International CES, quipped that consumers typically demand the latest technologies in their vehicles – something that Ford's offerings have, especially innovation that allows for safer and more enjoyable driving.

He added that they are thrilled to name the new 2010 Ford Taurus as the ‘Official Car of CES.’ According to Frank Davis, executive director Product Development at Ford, the 2010 Ford Taurus is the carmaker's technology flagship, boasting of having more user-friendly technologies to help keep consumers safe and connected than vehicles twice as expensive.

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This is the story of how one person's automotive artistry led him to big breaks beyond his wildest imagination. At the recently held Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) automotive aftermarket trade show at Las Vegas, Tommy Zondervan of Hudsonville displayed his Superlux version of the 2010 Ford Taurus.

In his early 20s, Zondervan began creating exterior paint designs and personalized interiors for friends who were building hot rods and custom cars and trucks.

This is how Tommy Z Design started. Initially, it had shops in Troy and Western Michigan but it has now consolidated into a 4,000-square-foot facility in Hudsonville. Even with no formal automotive design education, Zondervan got his big break in 2004 when he made sketches of how he'd tweak the styling and showed them to several Chrysler dealers.

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The 2010 Ford Taurus didn´t really need to get an award before we could be sure of its prowess in safety but it might as well be official. Recently, the all-new Taurus has received five-star ratings for driver and passenger in front and side crash tests from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had actually already beaten the NHTSA to the chase as it had previously given the title of Top Safety Pick to the Taurus.

Sue Cischke, group vice president for Ford Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, said that the new Taurus is the Ford safety flagship with top safety ratings and advanced crash-protection and crash-avoidance technologies that consumers would most likely not find in luxury vehicles that cost much more.

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Although the trend is toward smaller, fuel-efficient hybrids and battery-powered cars were shown at the NAIAS this year, the Detroit Big 3 are putting their money on three fairly conventional sedans that could aid in determining what future awaits the trouble Detroit automakers.

The three vehicles, the 2010 Ford Taurus, Chrysler 300 and Buick LaCrosse, could be the new benchmarks for domestic passenger transport.

However, since these cars come with the latest and advanced technology reserved for high-end cars, it might tend to confuse the line between mainstream and luxury products.

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American hip hop Dj and car customizer Funkmaster Flex didn't pass up the chance to show us his capabilities at the SEMA Auto Show. He made a considerable impact with his latest project, the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO (Super High Output).

The car is finished in a two-tone black and metal grey paint job and comes with custom 22-inch wheels and Pirelli tires.

To lower the vehicle, he used an HR spring kit. He also added a Billet Grille and custom door handles. Funkmaster Flex describes the vehicle to have much history and having the ability to stand on its own in terms of "design and attitude."

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The Ford Taurus is known as the car that changed America's view of full-size sedans (according to the manufacturer of course!). For all the folks who loved the American sedan we present you the brand new 2010 Ford Taurus. The new vehicle comes with a new design featuring bold new headlights combined with recessed parking lamps frame, three-bar front grille, as well as a lowered roofline.

Also new wheels are available from 17- to 20-inches in diameter giving the car a muscular and athletic stance. New colors are available including the Candy Red Metallic Tint, White Platinum Metallic, Steel Blue Metallic, Gold Leaf Metallic and Ingot Silver Metallic. Inside we find the forward-leaning center stack featuring climate controls, audio components and available navigation screen.

Under the hood we find the Duratec 3.5-liter V6 capable to deliver 263 hp and 249 foot-pounds of torque (337 Nm) which comes with a choice of two new six-speed automatic transmissions. The 2010 Ford Taurus delivers a better fuel consumption due to the two-speed fuel pump and Aggressive Deceleration Fuel Shut-Off (ADFSO) technology. According to the manufacturer the new generation of the Taurus will feature later this year also the EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6 engine.

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