Bringing new meaning to the term “high speed chase,” Ford announced it will continue its tradition of using high-profile racing events to show off its new products, only this year with a new twist. Bringing the field of cars to the green flag at Homestead Miami Speedway for all three Ford Championship Weekend races are Ford’s new Police Interceptors, which will make their debut in the marketplace starting in 2012, and are appearing on the NASCAR circuit for the first time ever.
Fans will see versions of both new Ford police vehicles – the Police Interceptor Sedan, and the Police Interceptor Utility – on track pacing the races. The Ford Police Interceptor Utility, the first ever pursuit rated utility by Ford, will be pursued by the field for all three races on Ford Championship Weekend, serving as the lead pace car. The Sedan, which will serve as the split pace car for the weekend, boasts a 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine delivering 365 horsepower and a top speed of 148 mph.