While the automotive industry is owed a great deal of recognition and praise for its technological developments and ever-evolving approach to their craft, it might also be the absolute worst keeper of company secrets.
The most recent example is a collection of photographs shared on motor1.com displaying the 2020 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor. The images show a number of features that Ford has not yet made public. So, for those waiting in anticipation for the big unveiling next year, maybe look away for the next minute or so.
Already known, but confirmed by “spy” cameras is the availability of hybrid versions to help improve fuel efficiency and police department costs. Additionally, the latest model appears to feature a completely new front fascia with a trapezoid grille. The C and D-pillars, or body frame around the rear windows are more rounded, possibly to provide a clearer view when looking out the back window. New, more visible taillights are also provided.
The 2020 Police Interceptor will enter production next May, but agencies have already started placing orders. Consumer sales won’t begin until next summer.
Not to be overlooked, newly leaked specs on the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 were recently published on jalopnik.com and Mustang6g.com. The biggest unknown for the latest Pony was the engine size, which an allegedly leaked spec sheet shows as a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 with 720 horsepower and 650 ft.-lbs. of torque.
The spec sheet also mentioned the Mustang’s curb weight at 4,225 pounds – more than 400 pounds heavier than a standard GT. This figure could demonstrate Ford’s intention to provide a slightly larger vehicle with the power needed to compete with Dodge’s Challenger Hellcat on both fronts.