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[Photos] You Do Not Want to See the 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder in Your Rear View

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2018 Ford F-150 Police ResponderFord earlier this year announced the Special Service Vehicle iterations of both its 2018 Ford Explorer and F-150. Now, Ford has revealed that it will also be offering the new and improved F-150 in the form of the first pursuit-rated pickup truck ever built: the 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder. In the immortal words of Inner Circle (and, for that matter, Hulk Hogan): whatcha gonna do?

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“Ford’s 2018 F-150 Police Responder is the perfect all-terrain law enforcement vehicle,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford’s police brand marketing manager (and not the lead singer of Aerosmith). “Aside from its industry-first on-road pursuit capability, this purpose-built pickup can comfortably seat five, while providing capability in off-road patrol situations for officers in rural environments patrolled by sheriff’s departments, border patrol operations, and the Department of Natural Resources.”

2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder

The 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder is based on the 2018 F-150 equipped with FX4 off-road package. With its 145-inch wheelbase and SuperCrew body style, it provides best-in-class passenger volume, payload, front and rear shoulder room, front and rear hip room, and leg room of any pursuit-rated police vehicle. With a standard class IV hitch, it also offers max towing capacity of 7,000 pounds, also best-in-class. So, yeah, police departments and the like are probably going to be clamoring for it.

2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder

Other features announced for the F-150 Police Responder include a high-output 240-amp alternator to foster service use, a specially calibrated speedometer, and engine hour and idle hour meters. On the inside, it will be primed for customization with center-seat delete, a column shifter, and heavy-duty cloth front seats with anti-stab plates.

The F-150 Police Responder will sit on 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires and benefit from upgraded brakes and front stabilizer bar, as well as underbody skid plates.

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Photos: 2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder

2018 Ford F-150 Police Responder